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This week’s News for Now articles contain vital information to empower your health and wellness! Topics include: planet and human health benefits of pastured cows, declining salmon stocks and their impact on native communities, new dangers of PFAS in drinking water, and other stories to keep you informed of health news in your community and worldwide.
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Reducing Added Sugar Can Prevent Disease in Millions
Massachusetts General Hospital found that by reducing added sugar in packaged foods the U.S. would save $118B in healthcare costs, prevent chronic illness, and save lives. We recommend reducing or eliminating their products from your diet now! Read this article at Mass General.
Maine Bans PFAS, “Forever Chemicals”
Check out this new law in Maine! It is the world’s first ban on the sale of products containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), chemicals linked to various health issues and found in everyday items like cookware. While this ban doesn’t take effect until 2030, we recommend you remove toxic-laden, PFAS coated cookware from your kitchen now! Read this article in Science.
20 Ways to Boost Your Immune System
Boost your immune system by incorporating these 20 steps into your day-to-day routine! This is especially important with the Delta variant rampant! According to Dr. Frank Lipman’s article, “Here’s where to start – preferably today.” Read this article at Frank Lipman MD.
It’s Not the Cow, It’s the How.
‘It’s not the cow, it’s the how.’ Cows that are allowed to roam and eat grass promote healthier ecosystems, and are carbon neutral. Cows raised in this ancestral-inspired and regenerative fashion provide nutrient dense meat that has ‘measurable health benefits,’ compared to factory farmed meat, says author of “Defending beef,” Hahn Niman in her recent interview with The Guardian. Read this article in The Guardian.
Decline in Salmon and its Impact on Native Alaskans
The people of the Yupiit of Andreafski in Alaska are facing the decline of their most important salmon species, Chinook and Chum. One tribal resource manager reports that other fish don’t provide equivalent nutrition to salmon.” The cause of the decline is not clear, however experts say climate change may be at the heart of it. Read more at Civil Eats.