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Reviewing the Aging of Lymphatic Vessels

Source https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/09/reviewing-the-aging-of-lymphatic-vessels/

The lymphatic system a part of the broader circulatory system and has many similarities to the cardiovascular system of blood vessels. The lymphatic system is also a network of vessels, transporting various necessary cells and substances, and subject to processes of aging that degrade function and thereby cause issues. While circulation of fluid is an important function of the lymphatic system, and conditions such as lymphedema arise when it runs awry, the role of lymphatic vessels in the function of the immune system is arguably far more vital.

Immune cells must be able to rapidly travel the body and locally coordinate with one another in order to mount an effective i…

Source https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/09/reviewing-the-aging-of-lymphatic-vessels/

The lymphatic system a part of the broader circulatory system and has many similarities to the cardiovascular system of blood vessels. The lymphatic system is also a network of vessels, transporting various necessary cells and substances, and subject to processes of aging that degrade function and thereby cause issues. While circulation of fluid is an important function of the lymphatic system, and conditions such as lymphedema arise when it runs awry, the role of lymphatic vessels in the function of the immune system is arguably far more vital.

Immune cells must be able to rapidly travel the body and locally coordinate with one another in order to mount an effective i…

What I Did When I Felt Lost and Purposeless

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“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”  ~Lao Tzu

About a year ago, I came across an e-course titled “Find Your Purpose in 15 Minutes.” I found this course during a time when purpose was something I was actively looking for. For the first time in my life, I wasn’t sure what to do next, and without anything to work toward I was looking for a new motivation to pull me forward.

The e-course I stumbled upon represents a society increasingly concerned with fulfilling its destiny. There is an unsettling pressure, particularly from the self-help community, to live a life of purpose. And when I couldn’t find my destiny, let alone fulfill it, a sense of failure washed over me.

Now, I cannot tell you whether i…

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“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”  ~Lao Tzu

About a year ago, I came across an e-course titled “Find Your Purpose in 15 Minutes.” I found this course during a time when purpose was something I was actively looking for. For the first time in my life, I wasn’t sure what to do next, and without anything to work toward I was looking for a new motivation to pull me forward.

The e-course I stumbled upon represents a society increasingly concerned with fulfilling its destiny. There is an unsettling pressure, particularly from the self-help community, to live a life of purpose. And when I couldn’t find my destiny, let alone fulfill it, a sense of failure washed over me.

Now, I cannot tell you whether i…

Natural Products Expo: all boxes checked

Source https://www.foodpolitics.com/2019/09/natural-products-expo-all-boxes-checked/

I was fortunate to be able to attend the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore on Saturday and worth the trip it was.

Here is where to see—and taste—what’s happening in health foods: ultra-processed (drinks, crackers, puffs) and not (nut butters, smoked fish).

Impressions

This is a huge market: the exhibits took up three full floors of two buildings in the convention center.  I think I only managed to wander through about half of them.

The big news is hemp.  An entire section of one of the floors was devoted to CBD oils, pills, and balms, but hemp booths were also scattered throughout.  I didn’t see many edibles&…

Source https://www.foodpolitics.com/2019/09/natural-products-expo-all-boxes-checked/

I was fortunate to be able to attend the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore on Saturday and worth the trip it was.

Here is where to see—and taste—what’s happening in health foods: ultra-processed (drinks, crackers, puffs) and not (nut butters, smoked fish).

Impressions

This is a huge market: the exhibits took up three full floors of two buildings in the convention center.  I think I only managed to wander through about half of them.

The big news is hemp.  An entire section of one of the floors was devoted to CBD oils, pills, and balms, but hemp booths were also scattered throughout.  I didn’t see many edibles&…

Concussion risk is higher in female athletes

Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/concussion-risk-is-higher-in-female-athletes/

Why is concussion risk greater for female athletes? Right now, the reasons for this are not clear. Possible factors leading to higher concussion rates in women/girls include head and neck strength, hormonal differences, and a difference in the reporting habits of a concussion between boys and girls. The sports at greatest risk are those that

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Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/concussion-risk-is-higher-in-female-athletes/

Why is concussion risk greater for female athletes? Right now, the reasons for this are not clear. Possible factors leading to higher concussion rates in women/girls include head and neck strength, hormonal differences, and a difference in the reporting habits of a concussion between boys and girls. The sports at greatest risk are those that

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My Favorite Tip to Ease the Pain of Grief

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“It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now…with its aches and its pleasures…is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.” ~Pema Chodron

Many people like to think of grief as an emotional experience. It’s something that dominates your internal, emotional space, and that’s it.

But it doesn’t take long when you’re in the thick of grief to experience grief that isn’t emotional at all.

You feel heavy. Like there’s a giant weight on your shoulders.

You feel like your legs are weak and shaking from trying to stand after the ground has been pulled out from underneath you.

It’s hard to breathe because it feels like the wind has been …

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“It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now…with its aches and its pleasures…is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.” ~Pema Chodron

Many people like to think of grief as an emotional experience. It’s something that dominates your internal, emotional space, and that’s it.

But it doesn’t take long when you’re in the thick of grief to experience grief that isn’t emotional at all.

You feel heavy. Like there’s a giant weight on your shoulders.

You feel like your legs are weak and shaking from trying to stand after the ground has been pulled out from underneath you.

It’s hard to breathe because it feels like the wind has been …

Nonprofit Briefs: JCCs Expanding in Kansas and Arizona; YMCAs Renovating in Tennessee and Alabama

Source https://www.clubindustry.com/news/nonprofit-briefs-jccs-expanding-kansas-and-arizona-ymcas-renovating-tennessee-and-alabama

YMCAs and JCCs change operational strategies and complete construction projects in Tennessee, Kansas, Ohio, Arizona and Alabama….

Source https://www.clubindustry.com/news/nonprofit-briefs-jccs-expanding-kansas-and-arizona-ymcas-renovating-tennessee-and-alabama

YMCAs and JCCs change operational strategies and complete construction projects in Tennessee, Kansas, Ohio, Arizona and Alabama….

10 Questions for Marie Osmond

Source: https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/10-questions-marie-osmond?src=RSS_PUBLIC

marie osmond 2010

Singer, actor, author, and philanthropist Marie Osmond talks about joining The Talk (It’s a dream job!), being a mother to eight children, her weight loss, and her legacy.

Source: https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/10-questions-marie-osmond?src=RSS_PUBLIC

marie osmond 2010

Singer, actor, author, and philanthropist Marie Osmond talks about joining The Talk (It’s a dream job!), being a mother to eight children, her weight loss, and her legacy.

Weekend reading: the state of obesity

Source https://www.foodpolitics.com/2019/09/weekend-reading-the-state-of-obesity/

Trust for America’s Health has just published its annual report on obesity, state by state.

As the home page puts it, “U.S. Obesity Rates Reach Historic Highs – Racial, Ethnic, Gender and Geographic Discrepancies Continue to Persist.”

The press release has an even more pointed headline: “U.S. Obesity Rates at Historic High…

Source https://www.foodpolitics.com/2019/09/weekend-reading-the-state-of-obesity/

Trust for America’s Health has just published its annual report on obesity, state by state.

As the home page puts it, “U.S. Obesity Rates Reach Historic Highs – Racial, Ethnic, Gender and Geographic Discrepancies Continue to Persist.”

The press release has an even more pointed headline: “U.S. Obesity Rates at Historic High…