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Four Young Activists (And Not Four Greta Thunberg’s in a Trench Coat) to Watch Closely

Greta’s recent celebrity has called into question something very important: The media’s tendency to whitewash struggles which have typically belonged to indigenous peoples and people of color. 

Now fortunately in Greta’s case, the space she made for a spotlight is big enough for the, in some cases, hundreds of other teens heralding the same cause. (500 at the UN summit, in fact.)

Today, we’re going to shine the light on four other activists who also fight the good fight, and deserve to be recognized just like Greta does.

Cracking the Apple Cider Vinegar Code: 4 Distinct Benefits

Apple cider vinegar had its moment in the sun during the Pinterest craze of the early 2000s. Though it’s experiencing a resurgence now, the public’s undulating focus on the sweet and tart miracle elixir is nothing new.

Since at least 2,500 years ago, when the nomadic Aryan tribe soured their apple wine (read: fermented) and made apple cider vinegar’s ancestor, people have been using apple cider vinegar for all kinds of things – without the peer-reviewed chemical evidence we have today.

Fad Diets and Your Microbiome’s Reactions to Them

Fad diets have a bad reputation — for many more reasons than what they can do to your gut’s microbiome.

Lots of them forego essential nutrition for the sake of weight loss. Think about low-carb diets.

Lots of them are obviously ill-advised now, but at one point were taken seriously. Like this fad diet found in Vogue magazine in the 1970s.

Dr. Pedram Shojai

NY Times Best Selling author and film maker. Taoist Abbot and Qigong master. Husband and dad. I’m here to help you find your way and be healthy and happy. I don’t want to be your guru…just someone who’ll help point the way. If you’re looking for a real person who’s done the work, I’m your guy. I can light the path and walk along it with you but can’t walk for you.