Wellness Tag

Five Things Science Can Tell Us About Coffee

Coffee is one of the most known beverages around the world. It’s warm and comfy smell makes us want to relax and rest, especially on a rainy day. But aside from its surging popularity, coffee is also one common subject of medical research. And since a lot of people like coffee, here are 5 interesting facts scientists discovered about this drink: Note: the following facts pertain to pure coffee without any form of sugar or creamer.1) It can help in lowering the risk of developing Parkinson's Disease and similar neuropathologies (Herden et al., 2018) Parkinson's and Alzeihmer's are neuropathologies that affect millions of adults globally, causing not only ugly symptoms, but sadness and sorrow for family members as well. A study done in 2018 showed that coffee drinkers had a decreased risk of developing neuropathologies such as Parkinsons, Alzheimer's Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.2) It lowers the Risk of developing diabetes Mellitus (Yarmolinsky,...

The Effects of Lack of Sleep

Written by: Bianca Mastromatteo, MLIS  [lwptoc]Sleep. We all do it. Not just humans. Our cats, dogs, rabbits, fish, all need to sleep. Ideally, humans are supposed to spend about 1/3 of our day sleeping. While some of us may wish we could forgo sleep in the pursuit of other activities, sleep is as vital to our survival as eating, breathing, or exercise. “But why?” Well, that’s going to take some explaining. So put on your PJs, grab your thinking cap, slip on your slippers and let’s start this adventure into sleep, sleep deprivation, and how to become super sleepers.   Why Should I Care?  Sleep is a big deal for something we pay next to no attention to. There are so many physiological changes that occur during sleep that it’s easy to see how short-term and long-term deprivation can have measurable effects on your health and wellbeing. Throughout the 4 stages of sleep...

Diverticulitis: What Might Happen When You Skip Your Veggies

[lwptoc] It was a Monday morning when I took time off to look at a few medical cases. And as I sat down in the medical library marveling at the paradoxical scenery of bamboo trees and cruddy water stream beyond the glass wall, I realized how life would be if I did not establish certain dietary habits. “What would they  possibly be?” you might wonder. Well...