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Does Eating Right Protect You From Air Pollution? - The New York Times, October 19, 2017

The answer seems to be yes. According to the author of “An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Disease,” new research indicates that Mediterranean-like diets (lots of fruits, vegetables, fish, whole grains and nuts) may protect the body against the ravages of air pollution – a growing global threat. How this works is not fully understood, but it seems that such a diet blunts the effects of air pollution “not by shielding the body directly like a mask, but by helping our bodies to cope with the insult”.

 

What the Future Holds for Fitness Technology - CNN, October 18, 2017

As wrist-worn wearables phase out, less invasive and more personalized devices may phase in.

 

Is Ikigai the New Hygge? - Country Living, October 19, 2017

This Japanese concept might be the secret to finding longevity and purpose in life.

 

We’re in a ‘Dream Deprivation’ Epidemic - The Cut, October 19, 2017

“Lose your dreams,” the song goes, “and you will lose your mind…”

 

The Legion LonelyHazlitt, August 11, 2017

Over the past few decades, loneliness has reached almost epidemic levels, with men uniquely suffering its effects. How and why has isolation become such a threat?

 

A Striking Stat:

Pollution is now responsible for 16% of all world deaths: killing 3X more people than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined - and 15X more than wars and all other forms of violence.

Source: The Lancet, October 2017

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AuthorBeth McGroarty, Director of Research, GWI