How are you feeling? A little achy around the joints with arthritis? Perhaps you’ve got diabetes or cancer or are concerned about developing Alzheimer’s. According to Harvard Women’s Health Watch, our immune systems become activated when our bodies recognize something foreign — be it an invading microbe, pollen or chemical. What follows can be a process called inflammation, and while intermittent bouts of inflammation directed at truly threatening invaders can protect our health, if the inflammation persists when we’re not threatened, it can take us down. And so many diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, depression and Alzheimer’s, have been linked to inflammation.If you’re looking for a do-it-yourself way to address inflammation, you can find it in your kitchen via farmers markets, grocery stores and your own garden. Instead of eating refined carbohydrates, soda and fried foods, for instance — all foods that cause … [Read more...] about Anti-inflammatory diet: a food fight against disease
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The wellness-related trends, products and tech that caught our eye this month. Relaxing Tones on Tap A new app promises all the incredible benefits of sound bathing, no live gonging required. Launched in February 2019, Third Ear immerses users in a sphere of sounds for a meditative experience that improves focus, stimulates creativity and triggers relaxation. The app’s meditation genie chooses your ideal session based on mood, time available and a preference for instrumental noises, spoken word or both. We like its Sound Cave feature, a library of soul-soothing tones where you can create playlists of your favourites – think mash-ups of chanting, gongs,Tibetan singing bowls and ocean drumming. The House of Youth Imagine a home that prolongs your life just by living in it. Japanese architect Shusaku Arakawa and his wife American poet Madeline Gins have made this fantasy a reality with their Bioscleave house. According to Designboom, the experimental dwelling in New York aims … [Read more...] about A sound bathing app, a house of youth and new sleep-boosting ice-cream.