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Topics this week include: how prenatal choline boosts cognition in offspring, eight benefits of raw honey, what is long COVID, 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 of isolated tribes in the central and southern Pacific islands, published in 1935.
Health Risks of Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)
Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) is an often-used additive/emulsifier in packaged and processed foods. Thought to be safe for decades, new research by an international team of scientists has concluded that CMC adversely affects gut microbiota, causing intestinal pain. Check the label, and get the facts at Gastroenterology Advisor.
Choline in Pregnancy Boosts Cognition in Offspring
A recent study found that pregnant women who double their recommended choline intake boost cognition in their children. Many women have less than optimum choline, and it’s absent from most prenatal vitamins. Take care of your future offspring—get choline in egg yolks, red meat, fish, poultry, legumes, nuts, and cruciferous vegetables. Find this new Cornell study in Motherly.
8 Benefits of Raw Honey
Honey has a long history as a remedy for a variety of ills, including wound care in some hospitals. Most of its benefits are specific to raw and unpasteurized versions, so choose wisely. Learn about the 8 benefits of this powerful natural immunity booster in this article from Healthline.
Long COVID: Risks, Symptoms, Recovery
Much remains unknown about the more than a dozen post-covid symptoms reported by the CDC. But one thing is certain, hundreds of thousands may suffer in the US alone. A nationwide study population is being assembled by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to research means of prevention and treatment. Whether or not you’ve been infected, take steps to boost your immunity by visiting the COVID & Immunity section of our website and read more about long-covid in the Washington Post.
Pioneer Archives Post: Dr. Weston A. Price’s Field Study of Isolated Tribes in the Central and Southern Pacific Islands, Published in 1935
In this exciting travelogue, find out what Dr. Price learned about the diet and lifestyle practices—and resulting health—of isolated central and southern Pacific islands communities.This twelfth in a series of field studies, published in The Dental Digest in 1935, reveals Dr. Price’s observations of the relationship between native diets, and diets that included modern trade foods, and the health outcomes for the tribal people who consumed them—particularly the presence of dental caries and other degenerative diseases. Read more in our Pioneer Archives Post.
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