Eating Excess Sugar Is Worse for You During COVID-19: 6 Ways to Cut It   

Eating Excess Sugar Is Worse for You During COVID-19: 6 Ways to Cut It   

No doubt 2020 has been packed with stress, and for many turning to food is one way to cope. According to a Ball State University study, 31 percent of the 838 respondents found that the pandemic increased stress, which affected their eating behaviors and decreased their diet quality. Click here to why excess sugar could be risky during pandemic: https://www.healthline.com/health-news/eating-excess-sugar-is-worse-for-you-during-covid-19-6-ways-to-cut-it#Why-excess-sugar-is-risky-during-pandemic 

 

A Form of Vitamin B3 Can Protect Skin Cells From UV-Induced Damage  

Research presented at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) 29th Congress, EADV Virtual, shows that a form of vitamin B3 could protect skin cells from the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) exposure. Click here to read more: https://www.medestheticsmag.com/news/news/21201164/nicotinamide-can-protect-skin-cells-from-uvinduced-damage?oly_enc_id=8231B7714701E5S  

“SO many dermatologists are now jumping onboard with the Nicotinamide idea that many formulas are sold out. I actually take one called ResveraCel by Thorne Research, which is not on Fullscript, but we carry in the office. We’re offering a buy one get one ½ off special on both supplements in December until 12/31/20.” – Dr. Farnesi 

What Are The Effects Of Blue Light On The Eye?   

People spend many hours working on their computers, tablets and smartphones. Even after working hours, the idea of relaxing for a lot of people involves sitting on a couch and catching up with their favorite show on Netflix or scrolling endlessly through social media. Consequently, eye problems are on the rise because of the intense blue light exposure from all these devices. How does blue light cause problems to your eyes and most importantly, what can you do about it? Click here to read more: https://www.worldhealth.net/news/what-are-effects-blue-light-cornea/

“I recommend blue-blocking glasses to prevent eye damage. You can buy them by clicking here, even in prescription form, or as reading glasses. You can also just have any eyeglass store add a film to any of your existing glasses which will block the blue/green rays. Also, MacuGuard by Life Ext is a good supplement for the pigments that protect us from macular degeneration. Any good multi-vitamin / anti-oxidant formula such as MultiThera is a way to increase protection against oxidative damage which accelerates cataract formation. Another idea if someone wants to get really aggressive is to do the N-Acetyl-Carnosine eye drops for cataract prevention.  These are all available on Fullscript and the MultiThera and MacuGuard are in our office as well.  However, the MOST important for cataract prevention is to block the blue/green light from screens AND to wear sunglasses whenever you’re outside and then to keep blood sugar normal. The higher the blood sugar, the faster cataracts develop.” – Dr. Farnesi  

What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19?

Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. There are some key differences between flu and COVID-19 symptoms. Click here to read more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm

“I recommend zinc lozenges if you get sick and Viracid by OrthoMolecular. Both are available for purchase at the Medical Age Management office. We’re offering a buy one get one ½ off special on both supplements in December until 12/31/20.” – Dr. Farnesi

Discover Your Biological Age with TruAge™  

 Ever wondered how old your body is? Find out your biological age today!

Our chronological age is the number of years that have passed since our birth. Your biological age tells you how old your cells really are. This is influenced by lifestyle, eating habits and how your body feels and functions, which indicates our true age.

Knowing your biological age can help you tend to your body and work on reversing negative changes to your health. The TruAge test gives patients and physicians a single metric to target and a marker that is indicative of your health!

The results come in an easy-to-read and detailed report that needs no follow-up doctor’s appointment. However, if you wish to discuss your results with the doctor, an appointment can be made.

For more information, please call our office at (619) 795-6700 or visit ManageYourAge.com to schedule an appointment today!

Low Magnesium Levels Associated with Increased Dementia Risk   

According to a new study published in Nutrients, researchers investigated the role of magnesium levels in cognitive decline and dementia over a 27-year period. Magnesium is often cited as the nutrient most deficient and has been shown to have beneficial effects in multiple chronic conditions, such as diabetes, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. Since these conditions increase the risk of cognitive decline and dementia, magnesium may have a protective role. Click here to read more: https://blog.designsforhealth.com/node/1309

Coping with Stress During A Pandemic   

The COVID-19 pandemic has likely brought many changes to how you live your life, and with it uncertainty, altered daily routines, financial pressures and social isolation. You may worry about getting sick, how long the pandemic will last, whether you’ll lose your job, and what the future will bring. Information overload, rumors and misinformation can make your life feel out of control and make it unclear what to do. You may be experiencing stress, anxiety, fear, sadness and loneliness. Here are some tips to help yourself in this situation. Click here to learn more about selfcare strategies: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/mental-health-covid-19/art-20482731

CDC Advice about Thanksgiving Celebrations

 As many people in the United States begin to plan for fall and winter holiday celebrations, the CDC offers the following considerations to help protect individuals and their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. When planning to host a holiday celebration, you should assess current COVID-19 levels in your community to determine whether to postpone, cancel, or limit the number of attendees. Click here to read more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

Some Experts Consider This To Be One Of The Most Perfect Workouts  

According to a recent Harvard Health study, racket sports are a good way to ramp up your fitness. Not only can hitting objects across the net be fun, but they are also an effective way to get into shape. Racket sports from badminton to pickleball, squash, ping pong, and tennis are great at getting your heart pumping, strengthening muscles in your legs, arms and core. Several long-term studies have linked racquet sports to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and longevity. Click here to read more.

Who Needs a Flu Vaccine and When 

According to the CDC, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn who should get the flu vaccine and when the best time is to be vaccinated.

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