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It’s finally spring. While we proceed with caution regarding covid—and confront trials at home and war in Europe—there’s ample room for gratitude as we celebrate Mother Earth during her (and our) time of renewal.
If you’re like me, you can sense the energy in our midst, propelling us into a period of invaluable and positive transformation, despite the challenges. We all share a desire to return to connection with one another, with community, and with our planet. Fortunately, this energy has the potential to empower us with hope and, I trust, enlighten us to act more responsibly.
Today’s News for Now topics include: the Senate’s potential permanent daylight savings mistake, evidence of an encouraging link between microbiome health and cancer immunotherapy, examples of regenerative agriculture combating climate change, 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 Indian communities on the Canadian and Alaskan Pacific Coast, published in 1934.
Meat: Benefits and Risks
This Healthline article does a good job of confirming the value of meat in human development and health, as well as the risks. Dr. Price found meat to be essential in diets of many of the communities he studied. The predominant takeaway: meat raised regeneratively, unprocessed and cooked properly is replete with protein, vitamins, and minerals, and important in a healthy diet. Learn more at Healthline.
Senate’s Daylight Savings Mistake?
Did the Senate get it wrong on Tuesday when they voted to make daylight savings time permanent? The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), believes so. Instead, AASM advocates a year-round standard time. This approach would provide more morning light and less light at night, tailored to human circadian cycles. Get the story at the Today Show.
Microbiome Health and Cancer Immunotherapy Link
A study recently published in Nature Medicine confirmed a link between the microbiome and improved immunotherapy with a large cohort of melanoma cancer patients. Currently, less than 50% of patients respond positively to immunotherapy. However, those with certain gut bacteria, ones that can be broadly incorporated into a nutrition- and supplement-based treatment protocol, may be associated with an improved immune response. Read more at King’s College London.
Regenerative Agriculture Combats Climate Change
Farming strategies that sequester carbon and feed the world can productively combat climate change. At the heart of the regenerative agriculture movement are practices used by farmers for centuries, and likely millennia, that are now being acknowledged by climate scientists as important for reversing the climate impact of agriculture. We call it Ancestral Wisdom. Learn more in this BBC Future News Follow The Food exposé.
Pioneer Archives Post: Dr. Weston A. Price’s Field Study of Indian Communities on the Canadian and Alaskan Pacific Coast, Published in 1934
The diet and lifestyle practices of prehistoric and modernized Indian communities of the Canadian and Alaskan Pacific Coast are explored in this remarkable travelogue by Dr. Price.In this eighth in a series of field studies, published in The Dental Digest in 1934, Dr. Price shares his observations of well-preserved prehistoric skulls as he considers evidence of the dental conditions of Indians who inhabited the Pacific slope a thousand or more years ago. He also shares his observations of their living successors—modernized Indian communities in the same general community—as he considers the consequences of modern diets. Read more in our Pioneer Archives Post.
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