Does Eating Right Protect You From Air Pollution? – The New York Times, October 19, 2017
The answer seems to be yes. According to the author of “An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Disease,” new research indicates that Mediterranean-like diets (lots of fruits, vegetables, fish, whole grains and nuts) may protect the body against the ravages of air pollution – a growing global threat. How this works is not fully understood, but it seems that such a diet blunts the effects of air pollution “not by shielding the body directly like a mask, but by helping our bodies to cope with the insult”.
What the Future Holds for Fitness Technology – CNN, October 18, 2017
As wrist-worn wearables phase out, less invasive and more personalized devices may phase in.
Is Ikigai the New Hygge? – Country Living, October 19, 2017
This Japanese concept might be the secret to finding longevity and purpose in life.
We’re in a ‘Dream Deprivation’ Epidemic – The Cut, October 19, 2017
“Lose your dreams,” the song goes, “and you will lose your mind…”
The Legion Lonely – Hazlitt, August 11, 2017
Over the past few decades, loneliness has reached almost epidemic levels, with men uniquely suffering its effects. How and why has isolation become such a threat?
A Striking Stat:
Pollution is now responsible for 16% of all world deaths: killing 3X more people than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined – and 15X more than wars and all other forms of violence.
Source: The Lancet, October 2017