Health-and-Medical

Snow moves into the Northeast; brutally cold air to persist over Midwest all week

Snowfall rates could reach 2 inches per hour in the heaviest bands of snow.

Heavy snow is moving through the mid-Atlantic this morning and will begin to push into the major northeast cities through the morning hours.

Snowfall rates could reach 2 inches per hour in the heaviest bands of snow during the day today.

The ultimate location of these heavy bands will determine which areas get the most snow and which areas will get only a little.

In those heavier bands, visibility could quickly deteriorate and the most intense snowfall is expected in the Northeast through afternoon with the storm leaving the region early evening hours.

The latest computer model guidance is identifying that some of the heaviest bands of snow will likely remain just offshore.

However, there still is a potential for a couple of scattered heavy bands to moving to the northeast region on Sunday.

Due to some of these changes, anywhere from 1 to 6 inches of snow is possible in the Northeast on Sunday with the most being in southeast New England.

In and around the New York City area, 2 to 4 inches of snow is likely and, regardless of exact snow amounts, dangerous travel is expected.

Behind this storm, life threatening wind chills continues to dominate the Midwest with wind chills reaching as low as -50.

Wind chills this morning in major cities like Chicago and Indianapolis are well below zero and even parts of the South are getting some of their coldest air of the season with wind chills in the teens and single digits.

The main weather story through the upcoming week with be the brutally cold air that will persist over the central U.S.

The most notable point about this cold air is the duration of how long the cold air seems to be sticking around in the Midwest.

Several disturbances will ride the jet stream at the edge of this brutally cold air and bring some quick moving hits of snow across parts of the Midwest and Northeast this week.

Most of these systems appear to be quick moving though and only should only bring light snow to most regions.

Toward the end of the week, however, a couple of more organized systems could bring some widespread winter weather impacts, although it remains unclear how impactful the end of the week wintry weather will be at this point.

Unfortunately, the brutally cold air looks like it will expand its grip significantly by the end of the week and will dominate much of the eastern and central U.S. with even the east coast and southern regions seeing well below average temperatures.

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FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: How to keep your heart 30 yrs younger, hunger induces risky eating behavior, and climate change makes oysters more dangerous

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. A few extra this week since I missed last week.

This week how to keep your heart 30 yrs younger, hunger induces risky eating behavior, and climate change makes oysters more dangerous.

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Dr. Rhonda Patrick – Why Eating Fish, But Not Omega-3 Supplements, Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Rhonda Patrick is a scientist who has done extensive research on aging, cancer and nutrition. She has a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and St. Jude’s children’s Research
Hospital in Memphis TN, a bachelor’s of science degree in biochemistry/chemistry from the University of California San Diego and has trained as a postdoc at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute with Dr. Bruce Ames. Her research on the role of insulin signaling in protein misfolding commonly found in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, was conducted at the prestigious Salk Institute for Biological Sciences.

Rhonda’s podcast and website, both called Found My Fitness, discuss topics such as the role of micronutrient deficiencies in diseases of aging, the benefits of exposing the body to hormetic stressors such as exercise, fasting, sauna use or various forms of cold exposure, and the importance of mindfulness, stress reduction and sleep on health.

In this episode we discuss Rhonda’s new publication on the role of the APOE4 gene in Alzheimer’s Disease, and why eating fish but not taking fish oil DHA supplements help slow the progression of the disease for carriers. We also touch on how we both approach healthy pregnancies and Rhonda’s personal nutrition strategies.

 

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3:21 – How Rhonda helped Darya get pregnant the first time.

6:55 – Apparently, daily sauna use is not a good form of birth control.

9:21 – The APOE-4 gene––what it is and why it matters.

18:42 – Why getting good sleep is crucial for lowering an APOE-4 gene carrier’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s.

21:30 – Rhonda’s new publication explains how omega-3 DHA is transmitted to the brain differently in people who carry this gene.

24:08 – Eating fish versus taking fish oil DHA supplements.

27:26 – Why caviar isn’t just for special occasions.

31:07 – Why supplement companies have to distill fish oil, the downside of purified fish oil and what Rhonda suggests instead.

34:30 – It’s OK to eat fish roe when you are pregnant, just find a trusted source.

36:57 – How much fish should I be consuming on a weekly basis?

38:07 – An alternative source of omega-3 DHA for vegetarians.

41:35 – How to find out if you are a APOE-4 gene carrier.

45:27 – Engage in this type of exercise to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s, improve deep sleep and keep your brain healthy.

46:43 – How accurate is the Oura Ring for tracking sleep? + The difference between REM sleep and deep sleep.

49:26 – Rhonda’s nutrition strategy.

53:23 – Why she chooses Vital Choice Salmon….

54:15 – and focuses on certain nutrients more than others.

57:30 – Why Darya is skeptical of functional foods.

58:59 – Things to avoid during pregnancy.

1:03:21 – Is it safe to consume detoxifying foods when you are pregnant?

1:06:13 – Find Dr. Rhonda Patrick on the Found My Fitness podcast, www.foundmyfitness.com and @foundmyfitness on social media.

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This week how genetic tests impact your motivation, moralizing food linked to weight regain, and Whole Foods packaging linked to cancer.

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This week food inspections stall in government shutdown, snack drawers teach kids moderation, and the optimal diet for humans.

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This week how to stop avoiding exercise, GMO is now “bioengineered” at the USDA, and the FDA resumes limited food inspections.

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This week Canada’s new food guide shuns industry, sunscreen is the new margarine, and exercise “snacks” improve fitness.

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FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Big Food and EU eliminate plastics and waste, rubber and wood found in Tyson nuggets, and portion control still wins the weight loss game

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This week Big Food and EU eliminate plastics and waste, rubber and wood found in Tyson nuggets, and portion control still wins the weight loss game.

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FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Decide earlier to make healthier choices, more adults getting food allergies, and what “natural flavors” really means

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

Just a heads up that this will be my last FTLOF post for a couple of months, as I’m going back on maternity leave. You can keep up with the baby rosebuds on Instagram @daryarose.

This week decide earlier to make healthier choices, more adults getting food allergies, and what “natural flavors” really means.

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