Exercise and the Brain
More is constantly being discovered about the links between exercise and all aspects of health. Not just a key to muscle, skeletal, and cardiovascular health, exercise plays a essential role in keeping the brain healthy, as well. Outside magazine, (via Pocket), can fill you in on some of the many ways exercise works to help what’s in your head: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/this-is-your-brain-on-exercise?utm_source=pocket-newtab
Generic Drugs – How Safe?
In recent years, facing spiraling drug costs, many patients have turned to generic drugs to fill their prescriptions. At the same time, generic drug manufacturing has largely moved offshore, and the quality of those drugs have become suspect. Problems are said to range from inadequate potency to toxic contamination. NPR has the story: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/05/16/723545864/the-generic-drugs-youre-taking-may-not-be-as-safe-or-effective-as-you-think
Iron – The New Cholesterol?
Iron is an important nutrient, but like many minerals, too much can have a toxic effect. Today a great number of foods, like breakfast cereal, are fortified with iron. As a result, it is thought that many individuals greatly over-consume iron, and that it is causing significant, negative health impacts. Nautilus has more on the story: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/iron-is-the-new-cholesterol?utm_source=pocket-newtab
Chemicals in Bread – What the US Allows That Others Don’t
A number of chemicals, thought to be carcinogens, banned from such use in the EU, China and Brazil, are still found in American bread. Their purposes range from whitening agents, to texturizers, to preservatives, but they all bear suspected links to cancer. Why are American bakers still using these substances? Because they’re cheaper than the safer alternatives. The Guardian reports: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/28/bread-additives-chemicals-us-toxic-america