Welcome to my June news update with the pick of the most interesting stories in health and wellbeing over the last month. Please explore these new findings and be sure to share them with your friends, families and colleagues.
With warmest good wishes,
Dr Rosy Daniel
Vitamin D levels appear to play role in COVID-19 mortality rates
After studying global data from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers have discovered a strong correlation between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality rates. Led by Northwestern University, the research team conducted a statistical analysis of data from hospitals and clinics across China, France, Germany, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States. The researchers noted that patients from countries with high COVID-19 mortality rates, such as Italy, Spain and the UK, had lower levels of vitamin D compared to patients in countries that were not as severely affected.
Read the full Science Daily Article:
Celebrating Trees Planted!
TreeSisters – Celebrating 10 Million Trees Planted!
10 million trees! What an incredible milestone to reach! We are so proud and deeply appreciative of each and every TreeSister around the world who has ever given for the trees. This achievement is yours, we have all done this together by stepping into intentional community. Thank you!
Watch the TreeSisters Video:
EU plan for 3bn trees in 10 years to tackle biodiversity crisis
The European commission will launch a sweeping effort to tackle the global biodiversity crisis on Wednesday, including a call for 3bn trees to be planted in the EU by 2030 and a plan to better protect the continent’s last primeval forests. The draft policy document, published online by an environmental NGO, admits that to date in the EU, “protection has been incomplete, restoration has been small-scale, and the implementation and enforcement of legislation has been insufficient”.
Read the full Guardian article:
Is the Ketogenic Diet Effective for Women?
The ketogenic diet is a popular very low carb, high fat diet favored by many people for its ability to promote quick weight loss.There are other benefits related to the keto diet as well, including improved blood sugar regulation and other markers of metabolic health. However, you may wonder whether the ketogenic diet is equally effective for all populations, including women. This article reviews how the ketogenic diet affects women’s health.
Read the full Healthline Article:
Oceans can be restored to former glory within 30 years, say scientists
The glory of the world’s oceans could be restored within a generation, according to a major new scientific review. It reports rebounding sea life, from humpback whales off Australia to elephant seals in the US and green turtles in Japan. Through rampant overfishing, pollution and coastal destruction, humanity has inflicted severe damage on the oceans and its inhabitants for centuries. But conservation successes, while still isolated, demonstrate the remarkable resilience of the seas.
Read the full Guardian Article:
5G Petition & Article
Effects of 5G wireless communication on human health
The fifth generation of telecommunications technologies, 5G, is fundamental to achieving a European gigabit society by 2025. The aim to cover all urban areas, railways and major roads with uninterrupted fifth generation wireless communication can only be achieved by creating a very dense network of antennas and transmitters. In other words, the number of higher frequency base stations and other devices will increase significantly.
Read an extract from this EU 5G PDF:
To see lots more exciting news and evidence go to www.health-e-learning.org.uk and see the health-e-information platform.
Researcher – Sophie Daniel, Health and Wellbeing Trust
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