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Today’s News for Now alert contains vital information to empower your health and wellness!
Topics this week include: the risks of extracting healthy premolar teeth in orthodontics, how regenerative agriculture can heal our land, that successful breastfeeding improves mothers’ mental health, 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 6, in which he discusses findings from his Field Studies 1 – 5, conducted in Switzerland and the Outer Hebrides.
Risks of Extracting Healthy Premolar Teeth in Orthodontics
For nearly a century, orthodontic practitioners have debated whether premolar extractions safely aid dental realignment. Many opponents believe jaw deformation from losing these teeth leads to sunken faces and, in some cases, severe pain and breathing problems. With 7 million being performed globally each year, Karin Badt of Université Paris VIII Vincennes – Saint-Denis seeks to change minds by sharing heartbreaking stories from patients who regret their extractions. Read more at Medium.
How Regenerative Agriculture Can Heal Our Land
Despite researchers’ disagreement about how best to mitigate climate change, growing evidence suggests that methods already in use by indigenous communities and traditional farmers (such as polyculture farming, which improves soil health and increases biodiversity) can help. In this interview, agroecologist and author, Liz Carlisle, and Neil Thapar of Minnow explore how regenerative agriculture, with some improvements, can heal our land. Read more at KCRW.
Breastfeeding Improves Mothers’ Mental Health
According to a systematic review in the Journal of Women’s Health, as long as breastfeeding goes well, it improves mothers’ mental health. Given the advantages it provides for infants, both nutritionally and because suckling promotes healthy jaw development, this is a win-win. Now is a great time to check in with the breastfeeding moms you know who could use extra support in their journey. Read more at News Medical.
How Regenerative Agriculturists Are Restoring Nutrient Density to Our Food
While quantity (in pounds and calories) of food crop production continues to rise, studies show its quality (in terms of other nutrients) is decreasing. Rachel Lovell of the BBC showcases regenerative agriculturists who are correcting this by improving soil health, incorporating livestock into farming practices, and introducing new plant varieties. In the long-term, our health depends on farmers being rewarded for producing more nutrient-dense food. Read more at BBC Future.
Pioneer Archives Post: Dr. Weston A. Price’s Field Study 6, Discussing Findings from His Field Studies Conducted in Switzerland and the Outer Hebrides
Dr. Weston A. Price revisits his Field Studies 1 – 5, conducted in Switzerland and the Outer Hebrides. In those studies, he observed, among other factors, physical differences in two groups, one reared on an ancestral diet and another reared on a modern diet.In Field Study 6, he discusses the practical application of those studies’ findings to the problem of how to control and prevent dental cavities and associated degenerative processes. Read more in our Pioneer Archives Post.
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News for Now Update: Week ending May 14, 2022