I found some nuggets in the Wall Street Journal on 5/11/10. The following:

Weight Loss. Cutting down too much on calories causes an increase of the stress hormone, cortisol-cortisol loves to store fat and burn sugars. The best way is to cut down safely-aim to lose 1/2 to 1 pound/week, and increase exercise frequency. The NIH concludes that this is the best way to nudge your body to lose weight and not gain it back. This method also shrinks your risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Taking a combination of vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid daily helps protect eyesight as you age, being especially protective against age-related macular degeneration. You can also eat a diet rich in green, leafy veges and fish, and maintain a healthy weight. Sometimes you are not able to eat this way each and every day, so supplementation is a good buffer.

There is currently a buzz on going to salt rooms to soothe respiratory and skin conditions. Basically, you relax and breathe in a room with salty air-proponents say that this helps relieve skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, and helps with respiratory ailments such as colds, asthma, allergies, and bronchitis (allegedly). For now, the jury’s out, it may or may not be a fad.

I apologize for not getting the video on activities of daily living out yet. I’ve had a touch of a bug which has made me very tired, but I’m coming out of it as of today.

Stay well, John R Blilie, M.S.