This article, Part 3, asks questions about what setpoints society may have, and when unhealthy, what might we do to improve them. The answers provided are based on 3 recent conversations I had with 3 experts about allostasis and resilience: The first was with neurobiologist Peter Sterling, who coined the term allostasis along with Joseph Eyer in the 1980s, the second with neuroscientist Sung Lee who has advanced the concepts of allostasis in the PAO, and a third interview with Kevin Gallagher, author, attorney and founder of Emergent Resilience – a nonprofit that helps organizations build resilience in tumultuous times. … [Read more...] about Understanding Allostasis: Can Society Change Its Setpoints?
Fix #2: Do Not Write a Goal in the Negative Create a Positively Framed Goal This resolution tweak might not apply to everyone, but if you have a goal written down negatively, this fix is for you. If you do not have any negatively framed goals delineated on your list, pat yourself on the back, yell “booyah”, then move on to Fix #3. … [Read more...] about 3 Fixes to Mend Broken New Year’s Resolutions
Is It Okay To Drink It On An Empty Stomach? It is a common misconception that coconut water must not be consumed on an empty stomach. But the truth is, it is okay to consume coconut water on an empty stomach. In this way, it provides more strength to the immune system and protects the body against bacteria and other microorganisms. … [Read more...] about Health Benefits Of Drinking Coconut Water Daily & Is It Okay To Drink It On An Empty Stomach?
Types Of Vitamin K  Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) - It is produced by plants found in foods such as kale, spinach, broccoli, collard greens, turnip greens, Brussels sprouts, red or green grapes, plums, kidney beans, etc. Vitamin K2 (menaquinones) - It is found in animal and fermented foods like natto, pork sausage, hard and soft cheese, pork chop, chicken, egg yolk, and so on. Health Benefits Of Vitamin K 1. Supports bone health Low levels of vitamin K have been linked to osteoporosis. Studies have shown that vitamin K helps maintain strong bones and decreases the risk of fractures. As per a study, vitamin K was given to 440 post-menopausal women with osteopenia for 2 years and the results were a 50% reduction in bone fractures . In addition, vitamin K lowers age-related osteoporotic fractures and maintains lumbar bone mineral density. … [Read more...] about Vitamin K: Types, Health Benefits, And Sources
Of the two ways to interact on social media, Emma chooses to be passive. Lurking and scrolling, she rarely comments or interacts, just spends hours observing friends, acquaintances, and strangers go to parties she didn’t know about or take trips her family can’t afford. By contrast, Olivia chooses to be active, cheering on or commiserating in comments and responding to those who comment on her posts. Research suggests that active use of social media is actually productive for mental health, decreasing mental health symptoms by 15%. Comparatively, passive use increases depressive symptoms by 33%. … [Read more...] about Why Reducing Screen Time Won’t Fix the Mental Health Crisis