Better Nutrition July 2019



Natural Foods, Healing Nutrients,

& Top Wellness Tips for a

Happy Heart




& the Living

Is Easy

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

beach reading.

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 too! We have

online-only recipes and stories (see box, right, for this

month’s highlights). Enjoy your summer!



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