Today’s Solutions: August 19, 2022

Health

Finding good health news amidst a pandemic can be quite daunting. That’s not the case with The Optimist Daily, where positive news is in high supply. Our Health section covers the latest good news from the health sector, featuring solutions ranging from mental and physical health to immunity, nutrition, and cutting edge medical research.

Inflation is real! Here are 10 tips to save on groceries as prices go up

Inflation is real! Here are 10 tips to save on groceries as prices go up

As the cost of living continues to soar, many of us are left staring hard at grocery store shelves and willing (in vain) for prices to magically drop. Yes, we’re all feeling the effects of inflation at the moment, especially while trying to cross items off our shopping lists considering that Read More...

Surgeon doctor wearing virtual reality or augmented reality glasses to perform a futuristic surgery, holding up an index finger.

VR tech helps international team of surgeons separate twins with fused brains

In miraculous medical news, virtual reality (VR) has helped surgeons successfully separate conjoined twins with craniopagus. Craniopagus describes a condition where twins are born with fused brains. It is an incredibly rare condition, and—this probably goes without saying—extremely challenging Read More...

Lemon balm tea with honey. Cup of hot honey lemon balm tea. Lemon balm is a herb that belongs to the mint family and is known for its medicinal benefits.

6 herbs with antiviral properties worth adding to your pantry

The pandemic has made everyone even more focused on safeguarding public health. While many cutting-edge medical advancements can help keep us safe, it’s also worth looking back on old-school methods of staying healthy, like integrating antiviral herbs into your diet and home remedies. Here’s Read More...

Resistance training fights mus

Resistance training fights muscle loss. Here are 3 ways to do more of it

We've know for a while that resistance training is key to longevity and health.  In a recent study, researchers found that resistance training was effective in building lean muscle mass and slowing muscle loss in both aging women and men. The study, which came from the University of New South Read More...

Think Global, Eat Local

Think Global, Eat Local

“A garden is a solution that leads to other solutions. It is part of the limitless pattern of good health and good sense." – Wendell Berry By Sadie Wilbur Dirty Hands, Happy Heart My love for all things green began when I was a young girl. I grew up alongside a variety of trees and plants, Read More...

Young fit sporty person eating banana and smiling. Active lifestyle and healthy eating.

Study suggests an underripe banana a day lowers risk of a range of cancers

A new longitudinal study spanning almost two decades has produced some intriguing results regarding resistant starch. What you ask, is 'resistant starch'? It is a digestion-resistant molecule present in many everyday foods like oats, peas, beans, and slightly underripe bananas. And, it may be a Read More...

Farmers' food market stall with variety of organic vegetable. Vendor serving and chating with customers.

Here’s how to dive into your local food scene

We all know that we should be eating local, yet it often falls to the bottom of the list—especially when we’re busy and on a budget. There’s more than meets the eye, though, with local food. It’s more nutrient-dense and tastes better, not to mention you’ll be supporting your local farmers Read More...

Sunlight through a forest of trees.

Solutions Thinking and Climate Change

Open Minds and Optimism: Keys to Solving the Climate Crisis In February 2022, the world’s leading climate scientists released the most urgent warning on climate change to date. The report, released by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), describes the implications of our Read More...

Himalayan salt lamps can boost mood, improve sleep, ease allergies, reduce anxiety and clean the air.

These 6 lighting tips will boost your mood and your health

At a time when sustainable and healthy living is at the forefront of many of our minds, the issue of lighting becomes a contested one. While LED (light-emitting diode) and CFL (compact fluorescent light) lights have gained popularity for their energy efficiency, these kinds of lights tend to leave Read More...

Hand fan covering the sun to cool down and give yourself air in heat alerts. Heat wave heatstroke concept.

Biden administration launches heat.gov to help us deal with extreme heat

It’s no secret that this summer season has been a scorcher, what with the increasing heatwaves in the US and raging wildfires across Europe. The rising temperatures have been and will continue to cause thousands of deaths from hyperthermia, drought, and crop failures.  Extreme heat is an Read More...