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News for Now Update: Week ending April 29, 2023
Today’s News for Now alert contains vital information to empower your health and wellness!
Topics this week include: the FDA’s proposal to redefine salt in food standards to allow substitutes that reduce sodium, a worrisome study showing that 22 out of 25 children’s melatonin gummies don’t contain the dosages they claim, a UN report promoting global consumption of animal products for their nutrient value, and more—stories to keep you informed of health news in your community and worldwide.
In our #TBT Pioneer Archives post, Royal Lee, DDS, in 1953, cautions against synthetic fats, which lack nutritional value and can cause vitamin deficiencies, and promotes natural ones. Because whole vitamin complexes can’t be isolated from food, it is essential to consume them from natural sources.hich all have important human health functions.
THIS WEEK’S NEWS
FDA Proposes Redefining Salt to Reduce Sodium
In the effort to reduce public sodium consumption, the FDA has proposed allowing salt substitutes to meet criteria for as many as 140 previously defined food standards. At Price-Pottenger, we have concerns about blaming salt over other dietary factors for modern, chronic health problems. Our recent #TBT post from Royal Lee, DDS, titled “The Significance of Sea Salt,” addresses natural salt’s nutritional value. Read more at FDA.gov.
Ant Mounds Play Crucial Roles in Ecosystems
An Aarhaus University study suggests rethinking our urge to destroy ant mounds during the spring and summer. While we may dread their return to our backyards, ants collect organic matter that enriches the soil and their mounds provide heat and shelter for other species. Additionally, the mounds encourage plant growth that benefits pollinators, contributing to varied landscapes and supporting biodiversity. Read more at Phys.org.
Dosage Unreliable in Most Kids’ Melatonin Gummies
A study from Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts and the University of Mississippi found that 22 of 25 children’s melatonin supplement brands tested didn’t contain the listed dosage. The sleep aid supplements ranged widely, from having no melatonin at all to three times the listed amounts. With melatonin overdose incidents on the rise, better practices and regulations are needed for these supplements. Read more at Science Alert.
UN Report Promotes Animal Consumption
In a small but important win, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization released a report stating that animal products are an essential source of many nutrients that are hard to obtain from plants; they further affirm that unprocessed meats pose little to no health risks. Resulting shifts toward increasing animal product consumption in regions where deficiencies are most common could improve nutritional status globally. Read more at UN News.
The Special Nutritional Values of Natural Fats, by Royal Lee, DDS
In this 1953 #TBT article, Royal Lee, DDS, warns of the hazards of consuming synthetic fats and highlights the importance of natural ones. He explains how synthetic fats, derived from cheap vegetable oils, lack nutritional value and lead to deficiencies in essential vitamins that are necessary for optimal health. Lee emphasizes that whole vitamin complexes can’t be isolated from foods and must be obtained from natural sources. Read more in our Pioneer Archives Post.
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