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The Week in Review | Easter Sunday 2017

Belated Happy Easter 2017!

Easter has come… and is now gone. That’s nothing to lose sleep about: it’ll come around again next year. What’s your favorite Easter treat? What does that preference tell the rest of the world about your personality? Try this test to find out.

Health

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Did you know that there are many “natural” alternatives to oral care that do not involve commercial products? Here’s a hands-on review such options. Warning: some are down-right scary and taken out of the Hippies’ playbook of the 1960’s. You may want to look at the steps you can take to make your entire household a healthier place to live. Those of us who have a newborn at home can look up a new organic baby formula, modeled after breast milk. It’s the first of its kind in the US market.

Changing temperatures often bring in the threat of cold and flu: here are the best food and drinks to help you fight them head-on. In the general health area, we discovered how higher levels of Vitamin D and Magnesium are good for extending our longevity. Finally, if you’re into the science of health, you might want to look at this presentation on how soil microbes and intercellular communication affects human health in general.

Sleep

Sleep better and your memory will improve: at least, that’s what you could logically conclude from a new study that sheds light on memory formation as it relates to sleep or the lack thereof. If you’re not sleeping as good as you’d like, you can blame your job.  If you’re losing sleep over taxes or lost love, there’s not much anyone or anything can do for you. However, if all you need is a little physiological incentive, you could do worse than try Ashwagandha, an Indian herb that’s been scientifically proven to act as a natural and potent sleep aid. For when you wake up, you’ll be ready to better tackle your mornings.

Environment

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Fast fashion may be saving you or people you know money, but it turns out that the environmental cost of encouraging such consumer habits far outweigh the financial gains it provides. Luckily, some textile manufacturers are taking the bull by the horns with more organic and natural alternatives. While you and I are not chimneys pumping out tons of toxins into the atmosphere every day, as humans beings we’re still responsible for most of the environmental damage, either directly or indirectly. One surprising way we’re contributing to the overall issue of global climate change is through our diet.

Have a great, safe and clean week. We’ll be around next week.


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