For ages, people have blamed zits on the greasy fast foods. It turns out that oil is not to blame - sugar is the real culprit. Your skin will look even more fab if you consume less of the refined sweet stuff plus more fruits, veggies, and other whole foods.
The microbiome - that's the collection of hundreds (maybe thousands) of different bacteria in and on our bodies - plays an important role in health and wellness. This article summarizes all the basics you need to know about the microbiome and peeks into the research being done to improve it beginning at birth.
Fascinating! Or, if I am talking to a teenager, not at all fascinating...
Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic. Read more to understand what WEIRDness results in.
PS When my 11-year old son saw the title of this article his reaction: "Um, maybe they should start with slightly less sharp objects?"
As a pediatrician, I have mixed feelings about the verbification of the word "parent." So often, parenting has a negative connotation (helicopter parenting, over-parenting, you get the gist...). We get too involved, we have too much to say, and, though we mean well, we often stand in the way of life's important lessons. But in the case of the spotlight on inflated EpiPen pricing, you go parents. Make some noise! Perhaps we should shift some more of our energy to similar grassroots parenting movements.
One word: Awesome.
Thank you, Slate.com