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Topics this week include: 13 foods rich in healthful fats, the negative impact of industrial farming on Crop Wild Relatives (CWR), and how the gut-brain connection impacts mental health—stories to keep you informed of health news in your community and worldwide.
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World’s Most Important Crops Face Extinction
Crop Wild Relatives (CWR), including avocados, vanilla bean, squash, maize and other Mesoamerican taxa offer diversity that provides for global food security, and have major biological, social, cultural and economic importance. Research from Plants, People, Planet report that these taxa are facing extinction from the conversion of small farms to industrial, toxic laden farming and climate change. Read more at New Phytologist Foundation.
COVID-19, Mental Health, and Your Microbiome
The gut-brain connection impacts mental health illnesses like depression, which has increased during COVID-19. Researchers from Case Western, University Hospitals Cleveland, and others propose a complementary, microbiome-based approach for depressive disorders including diet, probiotics, and lifestyle in this important article. Read the article at Frontiers in Nutrition.