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What's Happening Now: The Top Must Reads This Week in Health + Wellness

Every week, The S-Life Mag will make sure you’re in the know about the latest scientific studies and current events pertaining to health, wellness, nutrition and more. This is the stuff you need to know for your body, mind and soul!

 

  • The FDA has given the nutrition label a makeover, and last week they unveiled the final product. The revamped labels have updated serving sizes and percentages of Daily Values (thanks to recommendations from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) and perhaps most importantly, specify how much added sugar a product contains.
  • Planning on soaking up some sun this long weekend? (Us too!) Before you pack the SPF, check out the Environmental Working Group’s latest guide to sunscreen safety.
  • At one time, sodium was Enemy #1 in the nutrition world. Well, forget that…turns out a low-sodium diet may actually be harmful for your heart.
  • Imbalanced gut flora is the root cause of so many diseases, including ulcerative colitis. Research suggests that stool transplants may help even the toughest cases, by introducing healthy donor bacteria into people with the condition.
  • Stressed out mamas, listen up: Letting your little one “cry it out” is totally safe.
  • If you wear a Fitbit or other fitness tracker, a report that they’re “highly inaccurate” just might break your heart.
  • Blood pressure all over the map? It could be linked to faster mental decline. Sakaralite pro tip: Fiber helps keep things stable.
  • ADHD is commonly diagnosed in children, but new research suggests it could also show up for the first time in adults, with slightly different symptoms.

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