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Topics this week include: the best way to support your body during flu and fever, delicious Lunar New Year recipes, solutions for feeding a growing world population, 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 1933 Field Study of an isolated population in Switzerland’s Loetschental Valley.
President Biden Relaunches Cancer Moonshot Initiative
On Wednesday, President Biden relaunched the 2016 ‘Cancer Moonshot’ initiative designed to halve the rate of cancer deaths in 25 years. Cancer is the no. 2 killer of Americans according to the CDC, and Moonshot, via the National Cancer Institute, will support 20 to 30 biotech and pharmaceutical companies in hastening clinical trials and expanding drug options. Investments in diet, lifestyle and toxin research, and natural and alternative treatment solutions is unknown. Read more at CNN.
Support Your Body During Flu and Fever
We have been advised to medicate at the first sign of a fever for decades. This highly entrenched and medical establishment-endorsed practice may be well-intentioned, but is it appropriate? With the flu season upon us, it’s time to reconsider what our bodies are telling us when our temperatures rise, and how we can support our innate abilities to heal naturally. The use of fever reducers, as outlined in The Conversation US are “speculative at best, harmful at worst and comes with caveats.” Read more in The Conversation US.
Delicious Lunar New Year Recipes
The Lunar New Year celebration began Tuesday night during the traditional “unity” dinner. Many cultures are wishing for prosperity, happiness and togetherness in the coming 2-weeks, and food plays an integral role. Here’s how to add good-fortune symbolism to your meals, regardless of your culture: Whole fish is a homonym for abundance; whole chicken signifies reunion and completeness; longevity noodles bring a long and happy life; dumplings represent wealth; spring rolls welcome spring; vegetables is a homonym for wealth; the shape of sweet rice balls embodies togetherness; and year cake, a homonym for higher or taller, is for good luck. Check out these 35 Epicurious recipes, and happy Lunar New Year. Learn more at Epicurious.
Solutions for Feeding a Growing World Population
“We are living in an era of seismic challenges. Our global food system faces never before seen stresses, from the climate crisis, population growth, and fractured supply chains. But might these shocks to our system actually be a catalyst for positive changes.” Join Botanist, James Wong at BBC Reel, as he explores how innovators, scientists and farmers are reimagining solutions that serve the greatest challenge facing humanity—how we feed the world. See more at BBC.
Pioneer Archives Post: Dr. Weston A. Price’s 1933 Field Study of People in Switzerland’s Loetschental Valley
As Weston A. Price, DDS discovered, the direct effects of “vitamins and minerals were the controlling factors in the efficient diets of primitive people living on primitive foods.” Dr. Price found that modern civilization, by contrast, is rampant with disease and tooth decay.
In this 1933 field study published in Dental Digest, Dr. Price gives a brief account of a group of 2,000 isolated people in the Loetschental Valley, Switzerland, in which he identifies the practices underlying their dental and overall physical health. Read more in our Pioneer Archives Post.
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