This Week in Wellness
As self-described wellness geeks, we spend plenty of time on the internet, tracking down new information about everything from meditation to the chemicals in our beauty products. In our weekly update, we share the best of the best with you, just in time to add them to your weekend reading list.
NPR deep-dives into the fascinating science behind grapefruit and sugar—and how salt might actually be a better way to sweeten the fruit. Adorable grapefruit gifs are just a bonus.
An important update on the Federal Trade Commission’s handling of homeopathic medicine.
The New York Times
A new study sheds light on something many of us had an instinct about already: A healthy lifestyle and diet can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, even (or perhaps especially) in people who are genetically predisposed to the disease. The four classic measurements of health the doctors used? Whether subjects smoked, exercised, were obese, and had a healthy diet.
A new study out in the UK sheds light on the culture surrounding breastfeeding in the workplace—and how creating a more supportive environment would be good for moms and business alike.
Harvard Business Review
Why empathy is actually a core competency for business leaders, and the huge role it plays in creating functional, effective managerial teams. (Plus some good reminders on finding better work-life balance.)
A primer on doulas, what they do, and the difference between a doula and your other healthcare providers, from the The Coveteur’s perfectly named column.