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Relish the lazy days of summer—and feel your best while
you’re at it—with the help of this issue. It’s jam-packed with
summer health tips, fresh recipes, and absorbing articles for
The article “Make Your Summer Sun-Safe” on p. 30 is one of
my favorites. If you’re planning a summer trip, you’ll especially
appreciate author Lisa Turner’s sun protection advice. But
even if you’re not going on vacation or spending a lot of time
in the sun, this article is a must-read. There is so much confusion
about sun exposure, skin cancer, and sunscreens. Get
straightforward answers based on the latest research.
Speaking of sunscreens ... have you seen the meme,
Keep Calm & Use Sunscreen? I’d like to modify that—Keep
Calm & Use Mineral-Based Sunscreen. According to new
research, certain chemicals in conventional sunscreens
enter the bloodstream within one day. Yet, many experts
say it’s still ok to keep using synthetic sunscreens. Really?
I’m not sure why anyone would slather endocrine-distrupting
chemicals on their skin every day now knowing these
toxins can enter the bloodstream—especially when there
are so many fantastic natural alternatives.
If all of this talk about sunscreens is making you feel
tense, chill out with CBD oil. We have two great stories on
this mega-popular supplement: On p. 12, Chris Mann
interviewed Leah Vanderveldt, author of the new book The
CBD Kitchen, for tips on incorporating CBD into recipes.
(Instead of cocktails by the pool, try Vanderveldt’s CBD
Cherry & Kombucha Mocktail!). And on p. 18, Vera Tweed
dives into the most commonly asked questions about CBD.
The latter is part of a new column called The CBD Scoop.
So, stay tuned for more CBD information next month.
One other “don’t-miss” article from this issue: See p. 44
for Melissa Diane Smith’s profile of a cancer survivor who
credits a macrobiotic diet, among other things, for helping
him overcome stage 4 cancer.
Check us out at betternutrition.com too! We have
online-only recipes and stories (see box, right, for this
month’s highlights). Enjoy your summer!
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