Welcome to the March 2015 collection of Perfectly Interesting News! Each month, we are going to gather the most interesting health and wellness news, petitions worth signing, and blogs, books, and podcasts worth checking out!
Articles Worth Reading
How Much is the Health of Our Children Worth?
Is sugar packed soda and fluorescent orange processed cheese good for our children? Obviously not- so why are nutritionists and registered dietitians endorsing them? The answer is money.
Chemicals Banned in Other Countries are AOK in America
If you are reading our blog, you probably already know that there are a TON of chemicals in our food- but did you know that many of these chemicals are BANNED in other countries? Learn about 5 dangerous chemicals found in American food that are banned overseas.
Another Reason to Eat Grass-Fed Butter: Reduced Risk of Heart Attack
Thanks to Weston A. Price, we’ve known that grass-fed dairy was healthy for years. Studies now show that grass-fed butter may reduce the risk of heart attack. So go ahead, slather that extra pat of butter on your homemade grain-free toast.
Cavities Be Gone!
Nobody likes cavities and we all complain about them, but is there anything you can actually about them? Yes, yes there is. Follow along with Katie from Kitchen Stewardship as she goes on a quest to heal her cavities?
The Biggest Farm In The World Will Be In…Newark, NJ???
When you think Newark, NJ you probably don’t think of farm land. But what if that farm land was inside an old factory? Yep, the world’s largest vertical farm is being built in Newark. Amazingly, indoor Vertical farms use 95% less water than traditional farms. Is the future of farming in old steel mills now???
The 2015 List is In- Learn the Fruits and Veggies that You Should Always Buy Organic
You’ve heard of the dirty dozen and clean fifteen, but as chemical companies create more and more pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers, the list is ever changing. Consumer Reports has created this informative article and infographic that will help you determine which fruits to and vegetables to buy organic.
The 10 Most Toxic “Health Foods”
Just because something is labeled as a “Health Food” doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Learn the 10 Most Toxic “Health Foods” from Dr. Erica LePore…the perfect list of what NOT to eat.
Need a Reason to Spend More Time Outside?
Want to boost your immune system, mental health, and vitality? Well you’re in luck- we’ve got 8 scientifically proven reasons for you to spend WAY more time outside! Learn how spending time in the great outdoors can improve your health and happiness.
Banning Soda or Adding Bike Lanes- Which One Does More to Reduce Obesity?
Changes to the environments where people live and work are among the growing number of solutions that have been proposed and attempted in an effort to combat obesity- but which of these changes actually make an impact?
If You Hate Cardio, Maybe You Should Consider Quitting- Here’s Why!
I quit cardio about a year ago. I still do plenty of exercises (like box jumps and kettle ball swings) that get my heart rate pumping, but I no longer force myself into the dreaded post-lifting cardio that I used to do. Find out why this certified life coach quit cardio, too!
Favorite New Recipes
Low-Carb Recipes that are Perfect for Spring
Spring is here and everyone is focused on getting fit for summer! Here at Perfect Supplements, we try to eat clean and stay fit all year long, but this Spring weather is certainly boosting our motivation. For even more inspiration, check out 21 low-carb lunches and 27 low-carb dinners that are PERFECT for Spring!
Spring-Time Spirulina Face Mask
Spirulina isn’t just for your smoothies anymore! Mix it with a few common household ingredients and you’ve got a nourishing, detoxifying, and exfoliating face mask.
Monthly Motivation for the Soul
The Minimalists write blog about living a rich life with less stuff. Find out why these two men left their six-figure jobs and fancy houses to live a life with more room for living.
“Minimalists don’t focus on having less, less, less. Rather, we focus on making room for more: more time, more passion, more experiences, more growth and contribution and contentment. More freedom. It just so happens that clearing the clutter from life’s path helps us make that room.” – The Minimalists
Petitions worth Signing
Tell the FDA: Ban Monsanto’s Growth Hormones in Milk
Growth hormones are linked to a number of health concerns- the most frightening being cancer. It’s time to petition the FDA to ban Monsanto’s growth hormones from our milk supply: click here to sign the petition.
Stop Monsanto’s Attack on GMO Labeling AKA The Dark Act
Republicans in Congress who profit from Monsanto are set to reintroduce a bill that would block states from requiring labeling of genetically modified foods. We need to stop this NOW: click here to sign the petition.
Health Guru of the Month
Kelly the Kitchen Kop has been busting politically correct health myths since 2007. She’s also a Weston A. Price Chapter Leader, a wife of 25+ years, and a homeschooling mother of four. Curious which supplements Kelly recommends? Click here.
Book of the Month
Women, Food, and Desire by Alex Jamieson– A holistic health counselor and co-star of award-winning documentary Super Size Me explores women’s cravings—for food, sleep, sex, movement, companionship, inspiration—and teaches them to listen to their bodies for a healthier, fuller life.
Podcast of the Month
From the same superwoman who wrote Women, Food, and Desire; The Crave Cast provides valuable inspiration and information to help you get the healthy body, energy, and life you crave.
Video of the Month
Our nation’s bros are at risk- their protein shakes are downright dangerous and Organic Valley (and Perfect Supplements!) thinks it’s time to change that. Watch the hilarious PSA here.