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March 2018

It's OK to eat whole soy foods: Soy milk, tofu, edamame moderately. Decrease ones made with textured protein, powders or isoflavones. Harvard Health Letter 3/18

Stress Response can worsen depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and even worsen allergies. Harvard Health Letter Mar 2018


February 2018

Exposure to trees, birdsongs, sky & nature reduced stress, increased well-being especially in persons at greater risk of mental health issues. Mind, Mood, Memory 3/18

People with the highest number of chronic health conditions benefit the most from physical activity and live longer than those not exercising. Mayo Clinic Proc 3/20


January 2018

In a study of more than 30,000 men & women, just 60 minutes of exercise weekly protected against depression. Am. J. Psychiatry, Oct. 2017

Regularly consuming sugary drinks incr risk for hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, prediabetes, obesity in many research studies. J of Endocrine Soc 11/17

A small handful of nuts can be 200 calories. People eating them only once/wk often experience less weight gain over time. Tufts Hlth & Nutrition Let., 1/18

Changing diets doesn't require major overhaul in 18! Small steps work. Try adding more whole fruits, veggies, unprocessed foods. Harvard Heart Let., 1/18

Prolonged loneliness can have serious health effects (depression, sleep deprivation, incr. BP, incr. death). Same as smoking 15 cigarettes/day. UCLA Healthy Years V


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