Red light therapy fights inflammation. Acupuncture improves sleep in patients with Parkinson disease. Hypnotherapy helps cancer patients cope with treatment. Isoflavones found in whole soy improve kids’ cognitive abilities. Calcium and zinc before pregnancy decrease the likelihood of high blood pressure during pregnancy. Elenolic acid found in olives decreases blood glucose levels.

Every week we discover inspiring, informative, and sometimes shocking health-related news. From new studies to insightful analysis, here is what you need to know this week:

  • Red light therapy has the ability to decrease inflammation and boost antioxidant processes in the body. From the skin to our internal organs, Dr. Lipman takes a deep dive into the benefits of red light treatments. Frank Lipman M.D.
  • Acupuncture improves sleep in patients with Parkinson disease. A new randomized clinical trial showed significant sleep support from acupuncture treatment at four and eight weeks. JAMA Network Open
  • Hypnotherapy shows real benefits for cancer patients. Recent research indicates that hypnotherapy can help manage nausea, pain, anxiety, depression, and other common side effects of cancer and cancer treatments. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
  • Isoflavones from whole soy foods improve cognitive ability in kids. A new study has found that school-aged children who consumed more isoflavones from soy foods exhibited better thinking abilities and attention. American Society for Nutrition
  • Higher calcium and zinc intake before pregnancy is linked to healthier outcomes. Significant pre-conception intake of both calcium and zinc led to lower rates of hypertension during pregnancy. American Society for Nutrition
  • Elenolic acid, found in olives and olive oil can lower blood sugar levels. New mice-based research showed that orally administered elenolic acid was comparable to traditional type 2 diabetes medicines in its ability to lower glucose levels. American Society for Nutrition