Welcome to the May 2015 collection of Perfectly Interesting News! Each month we are going to gather the most interesting health and wellness articles, petitions worth signing, blogs, books, and podcasts worth checking out! This month’s edition includes updates on the war against GMOs , dental health info, all natural summer safety precautions, delicious recipes and more! Enjoy!
Articles Worth Reading
Big in health news this month is the outpouring of announcements from large companies about removing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from their products/stores. We were not surprised to see Chipotle’s restaurant leading the way …
There may be a race for other larger companies to join the GMO-free bandwagon.
Target has jumped on board! Two announcements from Target about GMO-free brands they will offer, including baby formula!
Here’s a recent study about the ugly effects GMOs have on our guts
Other Hot Topics
See what happens when a family switches to eating organic. They found a huge effect on the children in particular. There’s a cute video, too!
Oral health has been a popular topic this month. Here are a couple of articles about natural products that help with dental issues. Coconut oil toothpaste anyone?
Getting Ready for Summer
Homemade Sunscreen Recipe
If you don’t want to make your own, we now carry Dr Mercola’s brand!
Simple tricks from Dr. Mercola on how to keep the bugs away!
20+ recipes for all types of bug repellents including protection for your garden, deterrents for house spiders, and repelling candles.
Simple gardening? These 10 foods grow in water alone.
Podcasts of the Month
Find out the best supplements for busy dads (moms, too) at the Good Dad Project.
More from the GMO front. Wellness Mama recently posted a podcast about GMOs and how to test for them!
Five “mmmmmm” Worthy Recipes
Shrimp, Spinach and Mango Salad
Bacon Apple Chicken
Vegan Twinkies with Coconut Cream
We loved this inspirational blog by a women who lost 125 pounds and found out “There’s no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow of weight loss.” If you have ever struggled with the cycle of weight loss, or know someone who has, this is a must read.
Health Guru of the Month
Ryan McGowan of Laid Back Fitness
Here’s a shout out to a local fitness expert, Ryan McGowan, who describes himself as an athlete turned primal. After years of ritual exercising and endurance training, Ryan thought he was pretty healthy. Then he came across this article in Marks Daily Apple which changed his perspective:
Ryan made significant changes to his routines. By modifying his diet to follow Weston A. Price protocol, and following a more primal exercise routine …
Ryan is the healthiest and fittest he has ever been!
We applaud Ryan for his commitment to health and his passion for helping others reach their health goals. Check him out athttp://laidbackfitness.com/wapf/
Petition Worth Signing
The detrimental effects of plastic on our environment is known. Here is a petition requesting The American Chemistry Council (representing the world’s largest producers of plastic) to acknowledge that the issue exists and start working on solutions.
Have you heard about the “plastic bag island” in the ocean and wondered if it really exists? This documentary ties in with the petition above and is an eye opener on one way plastic waste is becoming a huge environmental issue.
Thank you for reading! Let us know if there are any specific health news topics you would like to hear about next month. Until then, here’s to your Perfect health,
The Perfect Supplements Team