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Topics this week include: the importance of diverse ecosystems to human health, why vitamin D3 is important to strengthening your immune system, how saturated fats could improve your cardiovascular health, and others—stories to keep you informed of health news in your community and worldwide.
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Tribal Youth Restore Native Plants
Land degraded by colonization is being restored in this Bureau of Land Management and Society for Ecological Restoration initiative with the Fort Belknap Indian Community. This initiative inspires tribal youth to take ownership of healing the land with native species. Read this article in High Country News.
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Importance of Diverse Ecosystems
In this overview of human and planet heath, these BMJ authors argue that “…biodiversity is the cornerstone of healthy natural habitats. Its preservation is vital to human health and should therefore be embedded into medical and healthcare studies.” We couldn’t agree more! Find out more in BMJ.
Study of Chili Peppers and Pain
David Julius’s breakthrough research began with a fascination with chili peppers and pain. This Scientific American story is a fascinating look into this year’s $3M Breakthrough Prize winner in life sciences, and their work in understanding how sensory systems influence our view of the world. Learn more in Scientific American.
The Problem with Wellness Gurus
While celebrity-led wellness is expanding awareness of natural health, this Tribune article reports of its misappropriation by companies that are cashing in on rituals and practices of indigenous communities, “without respecting its roots and by abandoning the whole system that came with it.” Find out more in T-Magazine.
Saturated Fats and Cardiovascular Disease
U.S. Dietary Guidelines’ 40+ year recommendation to consume polyunsaturated fats (PUFA) over saturated fats (SFA) lacks scientific rigor. This MDPI article cites multiple studies that have found that replacing PUFA with SFA is beneficial to cardiovascular health! Read about it at MDPI.
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