Weekly Health Quiz: Plants, Pollution and Digestion

1 A potent adaptogen, this perennial plant has been shown to boost vitality and mood by modulating your immune function and enhancing nervous system health, and may offer powerful protection against burnout.

  • Rhodiola Rosea

    Rhodiola rosea is a powerful adaptogen known to enhance vitality by helping your body adapt to physical, chemical and environmental stress. Learn more.

  • Ginseng
  • Holy Basil
  • Rosemary

2 CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzpatrick resigned from her post a day after it was publicly revealed that she had bought stocks in:

  • Fracking industry
  • Tobacco industry

    Mere months into her new job as director of the CDC, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald purchased stocks in a Japanese tobacco company, even though smoking is a leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. She resigned the day after her new investments were publicly exposed. Learn more.

  • Processed food industry
  • Soda industry

3 Which of the following industries has been identified as a major contributor to India's rapidly growing water pollution problem and a culprit in growing antibiotic-resistance?

  • Water treatment
  • Pharmaceutical

    Between 2010 and 2015, the number of contaminated waterways in India more than doubled, and the severe water pollution problem can be, to a significant extent, traced back to the drug industry. Drug companies that outsource production of ingredients to India are now urged to take proactive steps to end pollution within their supply chain. Learn more.

  • Agriculture
  • Petroleum

4 Studying the circulatory system of plants, Andrew Fletcher, a mechanical engineer, stumbled on a discovery that led to the following therapy:

  • Earthing
  • Blood flow restriction training
  • Inclined bed therapy

    In plants, the interplay between gravity and varying density of fluids is what causes the sap to circulate up and down in a perpetual loop. The same mechanism appears to apply to human biology as well, which is the basis for inclined bed therapy. Learn more.

  • Homeopathy

5 In addition to its value as a culinary and ornamental plant, this ancient herb has medicinal value to aid digestion, boost cognitive function, manage diabetes and treat inflammation.

  • Parsley
  • Sage

    Beyond its culinary uses, sage has medicinal value to aid digestion, boost cognitive function, manage diabetes and treat inflammation, among others. Learn more.

  • Rosemary
  • Marjoram

6 To build a strong and productive nation, president-elect John F. Kennedy challenged Americans to:

  • Read more
  • Get higher education
  • Build and maintain physical fitness

    JFK was a firm believer in the idea that physical fitness leads to a healthy mind, body and spirit, and that it produces academic excellence. In 1960, he challenged Americans to view personal fitness as a citizen's duty to build a strong, healthy nation. Learn more.

  • Build improved weapons systems

7 The TB12 Method is named after which professional athlete?

  • Toby Bailey
  • Terry Baker
  • Tom Brady

    The TB12 Method, named after NFL quarterback Tom Brady, focuses on pliability training — deep force muscle work that lengthens and softens muscles at the same time through rhythmic contraction and relaxation. Learn more.

  • Troy Bell