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Topics this week include: Six Blue Zone longevity tips, skin cancer prevention measures for BIPOC groups, a compound in rosemary found to disrupt COVID access to cells, and others—stories to keep you informed of health news in your community and worldwide.
In our #TBT Pioneer Archives post, read Dr. Weston A. Price’s Field Study no. 4, this one featuring an isolated community in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, published in 1933.
Avocados: Nutritious and Heart-Healthy Party Snack
Avocados are a delicious, heart-healthy, and nutrient dense food. And while this article inappropriately vilifies all saturated fat, we can agree that avocados may be one of your healthiest snack options for the Super Bowl or anytime. Read more at SciTechDaily.
6 Blue Zone Longevity Tips
Gut health is inexorably linked with immune health, managing depression and anxiety, cognitive function, and—according to Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones Challenge—longevity. This article summarizes six easy food strategies from Dan’s book to keep your gut in check and create a healthful long life. Learn more at Well+Good.
BIPOC Skin Cancer Risks—and Preventive Measures
What may seem like a protective layer against skin cancer, melanin—the dark pigment found in the skin of many BIPOC and other people—provides limited protection against the harmful effects of UV light. As the days lengthen into spring, now is the time to keep sun exposure under wraps and visit your dermatologist regularly, whatever your skin color. (Image credit: Verywell Health/Zoe Hansen) Read more at Verywell Health.
Compound in Rosemary Disrupts COVID Access to Cells
Carnosic acid (CA) is a compound in rosemary known to have anti-inflammatory effects that have been associated with a reduction in Alzheimer’s symptoms. In preliminary research at Scripps Research Institute, CA has been found to disrupt cell access by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. They posit that CA “has this antiviral effect, despite being a safe and relatively unreactive compound, because it is converted to its active form by the inflammation and oxidation found at sites of infection.” Find out more in Neuroscience News.
Pioneer Archives Post: Dr. Weston A. Price’s Field Study of an Isolated Community in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, published in 1933
After Dr. Weston A. Price studied isolated communities in Switzerland with virtual immunity to cavities, he asked whether the factors that provided their robust health were restricted to their basic foods (rye and dairy products) or whether other combinations of foods may have been equally influential.
To answer that question, he traveled to the Outer Hebrides, Scotland to study an isolated island community that depended on different “primitive natural foods.”Learn in Dr. Price’s words what he discovered, in this fourth in a series of field studies published in The Dental Digest in 1933. Read more in our Pioneer Archives Post.
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