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Legends of the Fall

Photo by SHVETS production. The Restorative Movement classes offered by SoHum Health are going to be exploring some new territory in the new year. As we approach our sixth anniversary of offering these classes to the public, we are looking…

You Rang?

Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya. In medieval Britain you might have been advised to take a freshly baked and piping hot loaf of bread from the oven, tear it in half and hold an end up to each ear as long…

Be Indefatigable

Photo by Vanessa Garcia. “I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out until sundown, for going out I found, was really going in.”  –John Muir There is a growing collection of research showing the health…

The Skinny on Obesity Drugs

Photo by i yunmai on Unsplash Looking back at all of the health problems we have discussed in this column over time, several things keep consistently showing up as helpful interventions, regardless of the nature of the illness or condition…

The Plastic Inside Us

Photo by FLY:D on Unsplash. Plastic! Of all the anthropocene’s worldly delights, none have become so ubiquitous as that nigh-immortal petroleum product, and no form of plastic has infiltrated as much of the biosphere as microplastics. To say they are…

Neuropathy

Photo by Matthias Zomer. Neuropathy is a catch-all term used to describe a collection of symptoms affecting the nerves ranging from mild numbness and tingling to sharp pains to weakness and even paralysis depending on what nerves are affected and…

Concussion Repercussion Discussion

Photo by Milad Fakurian on Unsplash. Because I know you have been glued to watching all the matches in the Women’s World Cup soccer tournament, I suspect you have noticed how quickly the whistle blows, and the action is stopped…

Fascinating Rhythm

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio. Have you been struggling to catch your quota of z’s during the recent heat waves? It may be that warm temperatures are messing with your circadian rhythm, the natural, environmentally determined pattern of various bodily functions…

Sweat it out

Photo by Shashank Shekhar on Unsplash. After a relatively gentle and temperate spring, summer has well and truly arrived in force. And as temperatures rise, humans start sweating to help keep cool. Perspiration is but one finely tuned part of…

Yoga & Frailty

Photo by Junseong Lee A new digest of studies published by Harvard earlier this year indicates that yoga has a positive influence on two standard predictors of frailty: walking speed and ability to get up from a chair. Frailty is a…