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This week’s News for Now articles contain vital information to empower your health and wellness!
Topics this week include: the doubling of the USDA Grassland Conservation Reserve Program, the importance of grass-fed livestock farming to reach net-zero carbon emissions, a podcast about why nutrient dense foods like those found in ancestral diets are important during pregnancy (also why plant-based diets could cause problems), and several others—stories to keep you informed of health news in your community and worldwide.
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A Critical Roadmap to End the Climate Crisis
In this Forbes article, learn about author Paul Hawken’s radical approach to climate change and biodiversity from his new book “Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation.” Hawken defines four pathways to regeneration and reminds people that “regeneration happens when there is community.” Read this article in Forbes.
Full Fat Dairy and Heart Health
Dr. Price discovered robust health in communities that consumed milk, yogurt, and cheese. Dairy has been a traditional staple in the Nordic diet, and now research published in PLOS Medicine reports that Swedes who consumed full fat dairy had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Read more at PLOS Medicine.
USDA Advances Grassland Conservation
The Biden administration doubles the USDA Grassland Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), incentivizing farmers to “work on environmental benefits and climate migration.” We applaud this first step in regenerative agriculture–permanent carbon sequestration would be even better! Find out more at Modern Farmer.
8 Anti-inflammatory Caribbean Diet Ideas
Is your diet driving inflammation or reducing it? Poor nutrition is a source of chronic inflammation, which is linked to diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. According to Healthline, these 8 Caribbean foods fight inflammation and support your overall health. Read this article in Healthline.
Holistic Approach to Sustainability
Forget the rhetoric of plant-based foods! Farming Life reports that “grass-fed livestock farming should be seen as a key contributor to the efforts to reach not just net zero [carbon emissions] but to meet many more of society’s interests.” Read about this and the National Sheep Association’s work to encourage COP26 policy makers to think about climate change holistically. Read more at Farming Life.
Real Food for Pregnancy
We love Fertility Forward podcast #72 with author of Real Food for Pregnancy, Lily Nichols, RDN. She discusses the benefits of nutrient dense foods like those found in animal protein and fats, organ meats, eggs, and fish; covers gaps in nutritional guidelines; and addresses problems with plant-based diets for anyone pregnant or planning to be. Learn more on Fertility Forward.
In case you missed recent News for Now Updates, you can find them here:
News for Now Update: Week of September 12, 2021
New for Now Update: Week of September 5, 2021
News for Now Update: Week of August 29, 2021