The Top 5 Fibro Articles for the Week of March 18, 2013 are…
Our week started off with TALK YOURSELF OFF OF THAT LEDGE by Sue Ingebretson.
Stepping out of the darkness, into the light, and talking out any fears you feel (by talking with yourself or others) does a world of good. So face fears head on. You may not find an answer, but you will figure out that the fear often comes from just stepping out of your circle of comfort. Then you can step out of the circle and deal with what you need to face.
Next up, we have something no one ever expected: Overeating and food may be related to mood in women! (gasp!) I know, I know…quite an underwhelming discovery. However, the study that backs up this obvious connection is actually quite interesting. The focus of the study is on how our mood worsens when we practice bad eating habits such as binge eating. Read more: The Role Mood May Play In The Development And Maintenance Of Unhealthy Eating.
Our third article this week is Say What? and believe us, Leah Tyler has a lot to say! Somebody did a study “…on the effect of swearing loudly and sensory pain perception.” (Apparently, I serve as my own analgesic!)
Tomatoes Created That Mimic Actions Of Good Cholesterol explains that genetically engineered tomatoes create a peptide that functions like good cholesterol. In other words, it actually mimics good cholesterol. According to senior study author Dr. Alan M. Fogelman, executive chair of the department of medicine and director of the atherosclerosis research unit at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, this is one of the first instances of a peptide that acts like good cholesterol and whose benefits can be derived from simply eating the plant. Read this fourth top article to learn more.
And we close the week of March 18, 2013 with an article about sleep and the formation of longterm memory as well as the stability of it. It’s truly a fascinating study and one that will resonate throughout the fibro community: “Sleep plays an important role in the brain’s ability to consolidate learning when two new potentially competing tasks are learned in the same day…” Read Sleep Critical To The Formation And Stability Of Long-Term Memories for more sleep-memory revelations.
Have a great weekend!
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