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With careers spanning decades conducting field research in remote villages around the world, Michael Balick, PhD, and Paul Alan Cox, PhD, are two of the world’s leading ethnobotanists. In the second edition of their work, they describe the way that humanity is intertwined with plants. Plants have created sea craft for travel, fabric for clothing and baskets, and medicine for both traditional and pharmaceutical use. Plants also have religious significance, and indigenous claims that plants themselves are sacred are leading a resurgence of conservation efforts. The authors suggest that conservation goals can best be achieved by learning from, rather than opposing, indigenous peoples and their beliefs. The expanded narrative invites readers to engage personally with the relationship among plants, people, and culture.
Plants, People, and Culture can be purchased from the publisher. ©2020 Routledge. This material is reprinted with permission from the publisher and may not be used for any other purpose.
Fungi in Gut Linked to Higher Alzheimer’s Risk Can Be Reduced through Ketogenic Diet. Science Daily. August 31, 2020. Specific gut fungi associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment can be altered in a beneficial manner by eating a modified Mediterranean diet, researchers have found.
Hooked on Tonics: How Tonic Water Went from Medicinal to Trendy Cocktail Mixer. The Dallas Morning News. August 28, 2020. The story of a quinine tonic starts in the 17th-century medicine cabinet and continues through to the modern bar.
Cranberry Juice May Help Reduce Risk of Stomach Ulcers. NutraIngredients-USA. August 28, 2020. Consuming cranberry juice twice daily reduces the risk of Helicobacter pylori infection that can lead to stomach ulcers, according to a new clinical trial.
The Bugyals or Himalayan Alpine Meadows: A Treasure Trove Endangered. Mongabay. August 27, 2020. Alpine meadows, which are home to many endangered plant species, are in danger from climate change and anthropogenic activities; however, conservation efforts are underway to preserve these unique habitats.
The Hemp Industry’s ‘American Dream’ Is Getting Nipped in the Bud. KUNC. August 21, 2020. With the recent legalization of hemp in the United States, optimistic growers are finding unexpected difficulty in creating a supply chain for their product.
Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts a Cut above for Blood Vessel Health. Science Daily. August 20, 2020. According to a new study, cruciferous vegetables were associated with less extensive blood vessel disease in older women.
Cashew Shell Compound Appears to Mend Damaged Nerves. EurekAlert! August 17, 2020. An in vitro trial found that a compound from cashew shell promotes the repair of myelin, which has implications for central nervous disorders such as multiple sclerosis.
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Americans for Safe Access Unveils 2020 Report Cards Analyzing Medical Cannabis Programs Across the United States. Americans for Safe Access. September 10, 2020.
Review: Low Doses of THC Hold Value in Mitigating Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress. NORML. September 10, 2020.
New CBD Proposals Would Undermine Public Trust in Safety of Nutritional Supplements. Natural Products Association. September 8, 2020.
Supplement and Hemp Industry Associations Applaud Bipartisan Legislation to Regulate Hemp-Derived CBD. Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). September 4, 2020.
CRN-International Publishes Conference Reports, Adding to the Scientific Literature on the Role of Nutrition in Healthy Ageing and Translating Science into Policy for Health Promotion. CRN. September 1, 2020.
AHPA Updates Online Botanical Safety Handbook. American Herbal Products Association (AHPA). August 26, 2020.
Dietary Supplement Usage Up Dramatically During Pandemic, New Ipsos-CRN Survey Shows. CRN. August 20, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health Approved for Cannabis Science Program by Maryland Higher Education Commission. Maryland University of Integrative Health. August 20, 2020.
Study: After-Hours Marijuana Use Doesn’t Negatively Impact Job Performance. NORML. August 20, 2020.
Retail Cannabis Sales Continue to Surge to Record Highs. NORML. August 20, 2020.
Americans for Safe Access and The Cannigma Join Forces to Co-produce Podcasts for Cannabis Patients, Caregivers, Providers, and Supporters. Americans for Safe Access. August 19, 2020.
AHPA Statement on Oleandrin and Nerium Oleander. AHPA. August 18, 2020.
Saw Palmetto: A Conversation on Sustainability, Quality, and Authentication with Steven Foster, Stefan Gafner, and Umasudhan Pal. October 8, 2020. Online. More information.
AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress. October 21, 2020. Online.
10th Annual Spirit Plant Medicine Conference. October 23-25, 2020. Online.
Demystifying and Evaluating Herbal Research: A Primer for Students and Practitioners of Herbalism. February 1, 2021. Online.
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