Good afternoon Nikkola Newsletterers!
I learned long ago the value of investing time and effort in personal development to build mental strength and resilience, just like investing time and effort in exercise and nutrition to build physical strength and resilience.
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Enjoy today’s carefully curated newsletter!
📖 Deep Dives
The Amazing Effects Of Muscle On Mental Health. Did you know that approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States experiences mental illness in a given year? That’s a staggering 46.6 million people. What if you could significantly lower your risk of being part of that statistic with something as simple as building and maintaining muscle? A growing body of evidence suggests that strong muscles are vital for physical health and equally important for a healthy mind. Building muscle makes you feel happier, more focused, and less stressed. This article will uncover the science and physiology behind the fascinating and often overlooked connection between muscle health and mental health. Grab a protein shake, and let’s dive into one of the most underappreciated aspects of holistic health: the muscle-mental health connection. Keep reading (or listen)...
mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines: Advantages, risks, and unanswered questions. Note: I wrote this in December, 2020, long before the vaccines were made available to the public. I wish more people would have understood the points in this article. Somewhere between a modern-day medical miracle and the advent of genetically modified human beings lies the truth about the COVID-19 vaccine. I survived leukemia 40 years ago, so I appreciate the life-saving therapies and procedures of modern-day medicine. At the same time, I’m not naive enough to believe doctors know everything, drug companies are open books of honesty, or the talking head on Mainstream Media puts truth ahead of ratings or sponsorships. Keep reading (or listen)...
Why have people lost so much confidence in "scientific" publications? 🤔
Onions or garlic for weight loss? New research from the University of Leipzig Medical Center suggests that prebiotics, found in foods like onions and garlic, might help with weight loss by affecting how the brain thinks about food. The study showed that after taking a prebiotic supplement, people had a weaker brain response to pictures of high-calorie foods. This means their brains weren't as excited by junk food as before, which could help them eat healthier. Interestingly, the health of our gut might influence our brain's decisions about food. These findings are still in the early stages, but they open up new possibilities for tackling obesity in a different way. So, the next time you're cooking, adding some extra garlic or onions might not be a bad idea!
Before surgery or other sedentary periods, strength train! A recent study found that doing just one resistance workout (like lifting weights) before five days of bed rest can help older people keep their muscle strength, especially in the thighs. This one-time workout can slow down the loss of muscle that usually happens when we're not active. Interestingly, this one workout did a better job than doing four workouts in other studies. This might be because the single workout helps the muscles use the nutrients from food better during the first few days of rest. While it's best to keep active regularly, this one-time workout can be really helpful if someone knows they'll be resting for a few days and can't do their usual exercises. This also goes along with my constant reminder of the importance of exercising even when you're injured.
🌎 Other News & Stories Worth Reading
‘An Admission of Epic Proportions’: Health Canada Confirms DNA Plasmid Contamination of COVID Vaccines. In what one scientist described as an “admission of epic proportions,” Health Canada on Thursday confirmed the presence of DNA contamination in Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, and also confirmed that Pfizer did not disclose the contamination to the public health authority. The DNA contamination includes the Simian Virus 40 (SV40) promoter and enhancer Pfizer did not previously disclose and that some experts say is a cancer risk due to potential integration with the human genome. Keep reading...
Researchers Find Pfizer Excluded Clinical Trial Deaths From FDA COVID Vaccine EUA Request. To obtain emergency use authorization (EUA) for its COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer and BioNTech submitted a data package in 2020 to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) so the agency could evaluate the safety and efficacy of its vaccine. A recently published peer-reviewed study by the DailyClout Pfizer/BioNTech Documents Investigations Team suggests Pfizer excluded known deaths in the vaccine arm of its clinical trial from its data filing and withheld information from the agency that could have resulted in a denial of EUA. Delayed reporting of the subject deaths into the Case Report Forms (CRFs) obscured the cardiac adverse event signal and allowed Pfizer/BioNTech's request for EUA to proceed unchallenged, according to the study. Keep reading...