• Build muscle now to help prevent falls later. Resistance training in your 60s and 70s can help maintain the size and strength of muscles used for balance and posture. However, building muscle may become more difficult after age 80.
• Opt for filtered tap water. A recent study found that bottled water does not necessarily contain fewer contaminants than tap water, despite costing about 1,900 times more.
• Get your rest. According to new research at UCLA, losing just a few hour of sleep can increase inflammation of the body.
• Peppermint is good for more than just flavoring candy canes. Drinking peppermint tea can relieve indigestions and upset stomach due to overeating.
Dr. Andrew Weil’s Self Healing Newsletter.