Are You Inflammaging?
From eNewsletter 6/8/2022
DID YOU KNOW that since the pandemic, there has been renewed attention placed upon the chronic, overactive immune response called inflammaging? Subclinical, chronic low-grade inflammation, or inflammaging, is manifested by the release of a large number of inflammatory agents that are produced to repair damage at tissue level. The problem occurs when the inflammatory agents are constantly produced and do not turn off. A study in Nutrients suggests attenuating inflammaging with the consumption of vegetables and fruit, omega-3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids like olive oil, flavonoids, and vitamins C, D and E will not only help with chronic disorders, but may also slow down the aging process.
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Yoga for Low Back Pain
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Yoga Makes the Grade for Low Back Pain
Steve: It is rare that a medical journal does an exhaustive study on a complementary and alternative medicine modality, and when the results are overwhelmingly positive, even rarer that they promote the findings. A study just published in journal Pain did just this with regard to yoga and low back pain. Low back pain is one of the most common forms of pain that Americans experience. Before now, allopathic researchers were not certain of yoga's efficacy for ameliorating low back pain. Compared with passive control, yoga was associated with short-term improvements in pain intensity, mental health, and physical functioning. Except for mental health, all effects were sustained long-term. Moreover, another study from journal Pain endorsed cognitive therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and behavior therapy to produce reductions in pain and improvements in physical function, mood, and sleep disturbance in people with chronic pain conditions. This is a huge development, because for the mainstream medical community, they should now feel more comfortable recommending these noninvasive therapies for their patients with low back pain. This is especially prescient after a recent national survey revealed 55% of adults with chronic pain used pain management techniques that did not involve opioids!