I am still sorting through everything I learned last week at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium in New York City. So many therapeutic interventions, packed into three days, are a brain challenge. So it is not surprising that the presentations that stayed with me concerned maintaining optimal brain function. I am sharing three of my favorite “aha” moments. I like the simplicity of these preventative actions. Marc Milstein Ph.D. spoke on lowering the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
For everyone who hasn’t started spicing their foods with turmeric, I am sharing recently published evidence that might have you reaching for this beautiful orange spice. Most spices have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties along with flavor enhancing powers. And turmeric has all that and maybe a bit more. Evidence about curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has been documented since the early 1970s. And every study on curcumin would say a clinical trial is needed. Well here it is.
Inflammation is the body’s response to injury. Stub a toe and it turns red from increased blood flow. This inflammatory response produces a series of cellular processes that lead to healing. This is natural and appropriate. Chronic inflammation is another story. Everyone is susceptible to low-grade chronic inflammation. Overweight/obesity, stress, alcohol consumption, gut dysbiosis and inflammatory diseases such as arthritis are a few of the contributors to low-grade chronic inflammation.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".