Air pollution linked to childhood anxiety

 

Exposure to air pollution is a well-established global health problem associated with complications for people with asthma and respiratory disease, as well as heart conditions and an increased risk of stroke, and according to the World Health Organization, is responsible for millions of deaths annually. Emerging evidence now suggests that air pollution may also impact the metabolic and neurological development of children.

A new study from researchers at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center looks at the correlation between exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) and childhood anxiety, by looking at the altered neurochemistry in pre-adolescents.

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Anxiety might be alleviated by regulating gut bacteria

 

People who experience anxiety symptoms might be helped by taking steps to regulate the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic and non-probiotic food and supplements, suggests a review of studies published today in the journal General Psychiatry.

 

 

Anxiety symptoms are common in people with mental diseases and a variety of physical disorders, especially in disorders that are related to stress.

Previous studies have shown that as many as a third of people will be affected by anxiety symptoms during their lifetime.

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Cuidar do nervo vago para reduzir a ansiedade e melhorar a qualidade de vida

O nervo vago inerva grande parte do nosso organismo. De tal forma que muitos o definem como uma força motriz, um canal interno que regula o descanso e que, além disso, desativa as respostas ansiosas do nosso corpo. Saber estimulá-lo através de exercícios como a respiração diafragmática nos ajudaria sem dúvidas a reduzir muitas dessas emoções negativas que nos atormentam todos os dias.

Vamos pensar por um momento em todas essas situações que geram ansiedade, em tudo aquilo que produz medo, incômodo, repulsa… Vamos visualizar esses momentos vitais e perceber como em um dado momento nosso estômago ou nosso intestino começa a ter espasmos, cólicas, a se agitar com muitas borboletas bravas no seu interior. Essa sensação ativa imediatamente o nervo vago e envia ao cérebro uma mensagem categórica: “temos uma ameaça”.

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SaunaSpace: Detoxification With Near-Infrared Light: A Special Interview With Brian Richards

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

JM = Dr. Joseph Mercola BR = Brian Richards

JM: Welcome, everyone. This is Dr. Mercola helping you take control of your health. I am veryexcited today that we’re going to be discussing an issue that is near and dear to my heart. That is not infrared, but near-infrared sauna detoxification. Because I am of the belief, as are many other experts in detoxification, that it is an essential, integral component of that. But not only for detox, but so many other biological benefits.

Today, we are joined by Brian Richards, who is also equally passionate about this modality. Hedoesn’t really have any formal health training, but has provided a resource that I think many could benefit from. Welcome and thank you for joining us today, Brian.

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How to Achieve Superior Detoxification and Health Benefits With Near-Infrared Light

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • The typical infrared sauna sold in the U.S. is far-infrared. These low-energy wavelengths provide virtually no photobiomodulation health benefits; they only heat your body superficially
  • The near-infrared wavelengths can penetrate up to 4 inches into your body’s tissues. The incandescent light bulb is the most efficient way to heat tissue because it is mostly near-infrared
  • Only a few percent of solar radiation are far-infrared. About 40 percent of the sunlight spectrum is near-infrared
  • Sunlight and incandescent light interacts with light receptor proteins called chromophores in your body. When light hits the chromophores, they activate a variety of biological processes. Near-infrared also activates the mitochondrial chelating systems in the cells
  • Near-infrared light therapy stimulates your mitochondria to release nitric oxide and boost ATP production which, together, promote healing effects such as DNA repair and cellular regeneration.

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Britânica sofre derrame e fica com paralisia após estalar o pescoço

Na noite de 4 de março, a paramédica Natalie Kunicki, de 23 anos, estava assistindo a um filme na cama com uma amiga. Ela esticou o pescoço e ouviu um estalo alto, mas não se preocupou porque suas articulações frequentemente estalavam. Contudo, quando a jovem tentou ir ao banheiro cerca de 15 minutos depois, ela não conseguia mover a perna esquerda.

Segundo o site de notícias britânico Unilad, a jovem foi levada às pressas para o Hospital Universitário de Londres, no início do dia 5 de março. Os médicos descobriram que o estalar do pescoço havia rompido uma artéria vertebral. Isso criou um coágulo de sangue que provocou um derrame, causando paralisia no lado esquerdo do corpo de Kunicki.

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