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.
Somehow sobering and uplifting at once, this episode follows the story of a family in Medellín, Colómbia with a gene that guarantees they will develop Alzheimer’s—and the scientists who are running a clinical trial that offers realistic hope for a cure, or something closer to a cure than current treatment.
Okay, so this is really a commercial for the National Academy of Sciences, but it got us. A fascinating account of how kidney donors who aren’t a match with their loved one can still be part of getting them a new organ.
Chalkboard’s recipe for an immunity-focused infusion (conveniently timed right as we head into cold season).
Grist’s green living editor, Umbra, takes on the sustainability of coconut products—read at your own risk.
New York Times
Another paper to add to the mounting pile of evidence that sitting really is the new smoking.
The New Yorker
The New Yorker’s glorious take on Jim Morrison’s Top Shelf will make your week, guaranteed.