Sound Body is a weekly program of information to help you manage your overall health and well-being. Topics have included Migraines & other headaches, Diabetes diagnosis & tips; Dental Health; Mental Health & Aging; Lowering Cholesterol; The Elephant Cure; Nutrition & exercise; Health Care Proxies and Living Wills.
Sound Body #2043: The Meaning of Clean 10/23/20
Soap and water are good at destroying the coronavirus, but also destroy microorganisms that are beneficial to humans. In this book review from the New Yorker magazine, two books about the living and permeable ecosystem of our skin are explored in a way that could make some people a little squeamish.
Sound Body #2042: Diabetes Self-Management 10/16/20
People with poorly controlled diabetes are more susceptible to more severe infection, whether it’s Covid-19, influenza, or tuberculosis. Elevated blood sugar directly impairs immune function. Also, going for regular eye exams is important for people with diabetes. Articles from the October 2020 issue of Diabetes Self-Management magazine.
Sound Body #2041: Bridging the Covid Divide, 10/09/20
Human behavior, including the wearing or shunning of masks, will determine the Covid-19 pandemic’s ultimate toll. To understand different behavioral choices a New England Journal of Medicine article looks at scientific mistrust and free-market principles, the polluted information environment, how beliefs shape our personal identity, the health fallout of economic devastation, and tribal norms. Also, an article on how the pandemic has changed our beauty habits in ways that can be better for skin,
Sound Body #2040: Pass the Mushrooms Please 10/02/20
Mushrooms have been used medicinally for centuries, and now they may provide us with innovative environmental solutions as well. Fungi including Reishi, lion’s mane and Chaga are gaining popularity in the wellness world
Sound Body #2039: Keep Calm and Cary On 09/25/20
Real Simple magazine offers tips on how to relax and find ways to keep calm during these turbulent times. Also, a quick look at the difference between Covid-19 symptoms and seasonal influenza.
Sound Body #2038: Supplement Safety 09/18/20
Consumers hope dietary supplements will keep them healthy, and they also believe they’re protected from unsafe products. A Consumer Reports special investigation, however, shows that the FDA’s oversight of the industry is dangerously insufficient.