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Are you like me? You have high hopes to be well read, but the hours go by quickly and next thing you know it’s near bed time and you haven’t gotten to your magazine, book or high-powered trade publication. That’s why I love roundup posts that curate and briefly summarize the best wellness news that’s fit to print. We created the Health & Wellness News & Info recap in order to provide our favorite posts and wellness news stories from the world wide web. While this recurring post title says it all, we want something more catchy. So we’re turning to you, our readers, to get some ideas and inspiration. Check out the post below, channel your inner marketing maven and enter our Amazon Card Giveaway.

Health & Wellness News and Information Recap 6/22

Health & Wellness News & Info Weekly Recap

Clean Eating

Amy’s Kitchen is Opening an all Vegetarian Drive Thru

Are you an Amy’s pizza fan? My family loves this brand. Amy’s Kitchen creates packaged food that’s 95% organic and all non-GMO. Their first drive-thru set to open in California will offer vegan and gluten-free meals, as well.

F.D.A Sets 2018 Decline to Rid Foods of Trans Fats

I cringe when I think of my 1980 birthday parties filled with fast-food grease, big bottles of soda and tubs of frosting. Everything I loved was filled with trans fats. Finally, the government has now acknowledged the data supporting a higher probability of disease for those with diets full of trans fats. The F.D.A will be abolishing trans fats by 2018.

Active Living

Yoga is Medicine for Our Time

This past weekend celebrated the first International Yoga Day where people acknowledge the benefits of yoga practice for the mind, body and soul.

Non-Toxic Living

10-Key Excerpts from Pope Francis’s Encyclical on the Environment

Last week, Vatican leaders releasedPope Francis’s encyclical,  “Laudato Si” or “Praise Be to You: On Care for Our Common Home.” This spiritual and moral teachings document intertwines economic, scientific and political analysis including effects of climate change on the environment.

There’s a Wearable Device that May Help Prevent Skin Cancer

Do you wear an UpBand or Fit Bit? If so, check out June, a bracelet that may be able to detect UV.

Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State to Raise Smoking Age to 21

While a few U.S. cities have increased the smoking age, Hawaii is the first to increase the smoking age to 21 throughout the entire state.


Appetite for Change

Check out this amazing grass-roots organization, Appetite for Change, whose mission is using food as a tool for building health, wealth and social change. They just launched their kickstarted campaign today in hopes of developing employment and training programs for underserved youth.

Summer Special: Healthy Kid Fun

Drop Everything and Read Now

Now that school’s out, we’re going to focus on finding extra time to read sporadically. I read a post about DEAR – drop everything and read now. We’re going to try it. Last night, we read Angry Bird Star Wars. Today – Captain Awesome.

Please comment below and let us know what you would title this weekly/bi-weekly blog post?

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  1. Yes, I love the new recaps you do!! I also would love to spend a whole month just reading books and magazines….dreaming! Oh and my kids LOVE Amys too!! XO
    Diana @ Soulful Necessities recently posted…Crostini with Port Wine Infused Fig Jam

    • Yay. I’m happy you love Amy’s. We do, too. I wish we lived in CA like you do…so you can at least be somewhere near the new drive thrus. I sometimes wonder what it would be like to live in an area with so many healthy arenas nearby???? NYC is pretty good, but we still live an hour away.

    • Was totally stuck until I read this, now back up and runginn.

  2. No way an all vegetarian drive thru? I wish we had something like that here where I live!
    Jen recently posted…The Truth About Teen Bed Times

    • Yeah. Sometimes I wish I lived in California to experience first hand all the healthy habits first hand. Maybe in five years Amy’s vegetarian drive thrus will come to NYC/CT area.

  3. I love the workout tips for people who hate the gym

  4. What a touching post. My aha moment was getting diagnosed with gestational diabetes during my second pregnancy. It helped me focus on a healthier lifestyle

  5. LOVE that Amy’s is opening a drive-thru! I cannot wait until Whole Foods does the same thing, or opens little branches that are just their prepared foods!!! I need to pitch this idea to the CEO asap!

    • I will totally join you in pitching the CEO for a Whole Foods drive thru. I can only dream about the day that I can order a Kombucha with chick pea side dish at a drive thru…

  6. Danalee Davis

    I am glad the FDA is lowering the amount of foods with trans fats as of 2018.

    • I agree, it’s monumental that the FDA is regulating trans fats. It’s wild to think that trans fats have been in our foods for several decades, though. I’m glad you liked the Wellness News recap.

  7. I am interested in checking out the How to Make Cauliflower Rice from your resources page – I’ve made cauliflower mashed potatoes before and loved them.

    • I love mashed cauliflower potatoes, too. I actually add spices to mine, so that they have a nice zing to them. Sometimes I add a little bit of shredded cheese and my son loves it.

  8. I would call it “all the latest”

  9. I like the info here: 50 Clean Eating Tips – If You Don’t Know Where to Begin.

  10. How about “Pretty Points” A Weekly Recap :)

  11. I liked the article about the wearable bracelet that may help prevent skin cancer. It’s so important to wear sunscreen and to limit your sun exposure.

  12. A terrific and healthy week! Amy’s Kitchen’s Vegetarian Drive Thru? Yes, please!!! I’m so happy I found you through #SITSBlogging.

    • I WISH we had an Amy’s drive thru here, too. I’ve been known to go through a Burger King drive thru, throw out the burger and tell my son that we picked up Apples in the happy meal. If in a rush, we will drive thru Wendy’s for baked potatoes without toppings, but that’s pretty bland. I wish Chipotle had a drive thru. That would be awesome.

  13. Melinda Stephens

    I’m so awful at titles. I’d just do something boring, like Week in Review. I actually think Anne Dunne’s idea is a good one.

    • I actually like ‘Week in Review’ because it says what it is….some of the best titles really are simple. Think shows like “Friends” or “Everyone Loves Raymond” very simple, to the point and digestible.

  14. I read about the Amy’s fast food place earlier this week, I wish there was going to be more all over the country!

  15. And the winner is…Cheryl Billings. Congrats.

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