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 new weekly update, we share the best of the best with you, just in time to add them to your weekend reading list.
Perfectly timed for Halloween, an important safety warning about the chemicals in kids makeup (including face paint). Testing by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found lead, cadmium, parabens, and even formaldehyde in products specifically marketed to kids.
A comprehensive voter guide to the issues we care about most, including healthcare, paid family leave, GMO labeling, and getting toxins out of beauty and cleaning products. Take note of a hugely important one that was relatively new-to-us: the tampon tax.
A new study provides evidence to support something headache sufferers had long suspected—that foods high in nitrates (like processed meats) are linked to migraines. As it turns out, migraine sufferers have significant commonalities in gut composition.