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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!


~ At Sakara, we make it pretty transparent how much we love whole, clean, local and organic produce. For other companies with more questionable recipes, the Senate is proposing the use of disclosed food labels that list GMO ingredients.

~ Pomegranate seeds: the jewels of your salad, stars of Greek myth and a major player in turning back the physiological clock! Emerging science is discovering that a compound in pomegranates turns on your gut to fight cellular aging.

~ Once written off as childish habits or nervous ticks, thumb sucking and nail biting are now being researched as allergy-preventative. You can thank the hygiene hypothesis!

~ We like to focus on the good (More greens! More herbs! More deep breathing!), but on our shortlist of things to consume less of? Meat, which research suggests is both detrimental for the environment and our health care bottom line.

~ Even if it messes with your blowout, think about this next time you skip wearing a helmet: Scientists conducted a study that linked traumatic brain injury with a greater risk for nervous system disorders like Parkinson's and dementia.

~ Ever been accused of having a hollow leg at brunch? For the days when you just can’t. get. full, turns out there’s a particular kind of beverage that could square away those insatiable hunger pangs.

~ In a pinch, we love to spritz some dry shampoo on our lustrous locks and feel anew, but overuse of this convenient hair styling savior might be leading to hair loss.

~ The golden years may invite more wisdom, but it doesn’t have to mean less sex drive: A writer at The Atlantic headed to a senior center this week to investigate the romantic relationships of our more mature citizens.

~ You don’t have to tell us twice: We KNOW how badass women are. But unequal pay still persists in just about every industry  for example, reports say there’s a $20K wage gap in the medical field.

~ Striving to look lean and sexy in your bathing suit? One key to your goals is certainly hydration. Oh, and we’ve got you covered, by way of our so-hot-right-now Beauty Elixir.

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