From eNewsletter 3/1/2023
DID YOU KNOW that cyclic sighing breathwork may be more effective than mindfulness meditation for improving mood and reducing stress? New research in Cell Reports Medicine suggests daily breathwork, especially cyclic breathing which emphasizes shorter inhalations and prolonged exhalations, was associated with greater improvement in mood and a slower respiratory rate than mindfulness meditation. Here's the kicker...just 5 minutes a day of breathing exercises positively affected mood and resulted in slower respiratory rate, indicating reduced anxiety/fight or flight! This is why we are so emphatic about doing daily breathwork.
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3 Cancer Keys
Steve: We focus a lot on diet and supplements for cancer prevention, but there are other keys that require your attention. The following caught my eye recently. Epigenetic Harmony Epigenetics (the messaging between our genes and cells) has significant potential in the prevention and management of certain carcinomas and other cancers. Phytochemicals are natural bioactive components from plants that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-angiogenic effects on various diseases, especially cancer. According to a study from The Journal of the American Nutrition Association, epigenetic phytochemical focus is based upon the consumption of various phytochemicals such as epigallocatechin-3-gallate, morin, caffeic acid, apigenin, genistein, curcumin, resveratrol, and sulforaphane. Phytochemicals exert their effects on cancer by reducing cell proliferation, invasion, and metastasis and increasing cell apoptosis. Simultaneously, it has functions such as reducing oncogenes that have effects on cancer etiology and increasing tumor suppressor genes. Of course, not all of these phytochemicals are ideal for everyone, so individualized needs should be taken into account. Physical Activity A study from Cancer Research found aerobic exercise can significantly lower the chance of developing metastatic cancer by 72%. In general, physical exercise reduces the risk for some types of cancer by up to 35%. This positive effect is similar to the impact of exercise on other conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. However, the huge impact of high-intensity aerobic exercise on cancer came from increased internal organs’ consumption of glucose (sugar), decreasing the amount of energy available to the tumor. Stress Management Allostatic load is "the wear and tear on the body" which accumulates as an individual is exposed to repeated or chronic stress. An immense study published in SSM- Population Health found that those with high allostatic load had double the risk of cancer death. The researchers looked at nine diagnostic factors: abnormal values of body mass index, diastolic blood pressure, glycohemoglobin (HbA1C), systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, serum triglycerides, serum albumin, serum creatinine, and C-reactive protein. Does it surprise you that all of these tests are linked to chronic stress?