Grab a cup of tea and sit down for some good reads. It’s the Wholesome Weekend Roundup featuring my top health and wellness links from around the web this week.
Artificially Sweetened Beverages and the Risk of Stroke and Dementia – Don’t let this article fool you into thinking it’s better to consume sugary drinks. Both are detrimental to your health.
National Medical Marijuana Laws Would Save Lives and A Billion Taxpayer Dollars – I’m all for saving lives and $1.1 billion in taxes nationwide. If people want to smoke, why should the government stop them? It’s way safer than drinking alcohol and/or popping rx drugs.
Global Warming and Outdoor Allergies – I don’t know where it was ‘warmer than average’ this winter. Certainly not in Boise. But my allergies are worse than they’ve ever been. I kind of suspected a link to global warming, and I’m not surprised. My hay fever symptoms were extremely terrible mid-April but they’ve gotten much better. Or I just kind of got used to them.
Soda Linked to Faster Brain Aging – My brain must be anti-aged since I haven’t had soda since 1998. Maybe that’s why people think I look like I’m 22 when I’m really 34.
Dark Chocolate May Protect Your Brain From Ageing – No you cannot eat dark chocolate with your soda to cancel out its negative effects. Also, what’s the right way to spell ‘aging’. These two articles spell it differently but both seem to be correct. I’m a spelling nazi also in case you didn’t know.
Vitamin D Improves Thyroid Autoimmunity – We need to spend more time in the sun, not less.
Best Foods and Nutrients for Acne – I wish I would have known as a teenager that acne is almost entirely caused by what you put in your body. No amount of face cream is going to help you if you’re not eating well.
11 Hidden Causes of Insomnia – I make sleep a priority. You definitely don’t want to be around me if I didn’t sleep well the night before. Some people try to sleep well but they just can’t. Here are 11 reasons why.
6 Foods that are High in Lectins – The lectins in legumes and wheat are extremely problematic for me.
Just How Bad are Energy Drinks for Your Health? – Not only are they incredibly disgusting, but it turns out they do your body a ton of harm.
The Best Thing to Eat Before a Workout? Maybe Nothing at All – Fasted workouts keep proving to be beneficial. There’s absolutely no need to ‘carbo-load’ before working out.
I hope you get to enjoy some sunshine this weekend.