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Is America’s Ultra-Processed Diet That Bad? Big Food Fights Back

Is America’s Ultra-Processed Diet That Bad? Big Food Fights Back

I share WSJ articles that I find interesting. I read the WSJ every day. You can subscribe to the WSJ here. I post some of the more interesting articles in the WSJ.   Food industry rallies to defend processing; changes could ‘rock the world’ of manufacturers By Jesse Newman – WSJ Move over GMOs and high-fructose …

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A New Way to Treat Back Pain -PRT

A New Way to Treat Back Pain -PRT

What if the best way to treat your chronic back pain is by retraining your brain?

That’s the premise of a novel approach to chronic pain. Many people feel pain even after a physical injury has healed or when doctors can’t find a physical cause. The approach, called “pain reprocessing therapy,” tries to train the brain not to send false pain signals. Some early results are promising.

In a study published last year in JAMA Psychiatry, 66% of a group of people who did the therapy for a month were pain-free or nearly pain-free up to a year later.

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Good News: You Don’t Have to Sleep With Your Spouse

Good News: You Don’t Have to Sleep With Your Spouse

Ever tried to get a good night’s sleep with your partner snoring or tossing around restlessly next to you?

You’re gonna like this: Therapists and sleep scientists say it’s OK for couples to sleep apart as a growing body of research shows the striking importance of sleep. It’s a reversal from the long-held marriage tenet that once partners move to separate beds, the romance is dead.

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Waste of Money or Worth It? Longevity Treatments at Your Gym

Waste of Money or Worth It? Longevity Treatments at Your Gym

Longevity-focused treatments like IV vitamin drips, biological-age testing and peptide injections—questioned by many doctors but embraced by a growing group of health enthusiasts—are coming to mass-market fitness centers. Some fitness brands are adding or investing in clinics that offer access to weight-loss drugs, too. The push has the potential to bring once-fringe treatments purported to fight aging further into the mainstream.

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The Secrets to Still Ruling the Ski Slopes at 100

The Secrets to Still Ruling the Ski Slopes at 100

Balance, strength and body control decline as we age. Older skiers can counteract the effects with two hard and fast rules: Be willing to train and know your limits on the slopes. 

At 104, Klaus Obermeyer can still schuss down a mountain on skis. He no longer cares about going fast or skiing first chair to last. He says he’s pleased if he can get out for a single run once or twice a season.

“It takes a lot of work to prepare, because as you get older, your body slows down and weakens,” says the founder of Aspen, Colo., clothing company Sport Obermeyer.

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The Devices That Will Read Your Brain & Enhance It

The Devices That Will Read Your Brain & Enhance It

You’re feeling distracted and can’t get your work done despite a looming deadline. Your headphones detect your lack of focus and suggest you take a break, while a headband beams signals to adjust your brain activity and energize you. Crisis averted.  

That’s the future technologists imagine, and a variety of devices are being developed to enhance the brain’s performance in day-to-day life. 

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