TWIW 213: Keto diets may help women with PCOS conceive

This Week In Wellness research from the Journal of the Endocrine Society has shown that the ketogenic (or keto) diet may lower testosterone levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), potentially influencing their fertility.

TWIW 212: Healthy lifestyle helps to prevent depression by 57%

This Week In Wellness a study published in Nature Mental Health has shown that 7 different lifestyle habits can all lower the risk of depression. The most impactful of these habits being adequate sleep which was able to lower depression by a whopping 22%.

TWIW 211: Round Up class actions come to Australia

This Week In Wellness the class action lawsuits against Monsanto (the makers of Round-Up now owned by Bayer) previously reported overseas on this podcast have now come to Australia with an Australian man now claiming the weed killer has caused him to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

TWIW 210: Lockdown and gut health

This Week In Wellness research published in the journal Scientific Reports showed that infants who spent most of their first year of life during the pandemic have fewer types of bacteria in their gut than infants born prior to the pandemic.

TWIW 209: Your brain knows your immunity levels

This Week In Wellness peoples self assessments of their own bodies potential to fight off a pathogen was compared with the actual levels of antibodies in their blood for that same pathogen and the results were surprisingly accurate.

TWIW 208: Yoga good for asthma

This Week In Wellness a large meta-analysis has shown that yoga, breathing exercises and aerobic training have been shown to improve lung function in asthmatics.

TWIW 207: Peppermint oil for open heart surgery

This Week In Wellness the British medical Journal has reported that peppermint oil may ease people’s pain, reduce the need for drugs and enhance their sleep after open heart surgery.

TWIW 206: Lack of sleep increases diabetes risk

This Week In Wellness researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have uncovered a potential mechanism for the increased diabetes risk seen in those who do not get enough sleep.

TWIW 205: Birth-control pills negatively impacts women’s stress response

This Week In Wellness a new study has shown that commonly used birth-control pills can negatively impact women’s stress response, in particular the ability to reduce their levels of the stress hormone ACTH when the stress has been removed.

TWIW 204: Sleep reduces brain benefits of exercise

This Week In Wellness research has suggested that middle-aged men not getting enough sleep won’t get the protective benefits of exercise, when it comes to their brains.