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Weekly Health Quiz: Weeds, Sleep and Flowers

1 Which common weed contains some of the highest amounts of plant-based omega-3?

  • Nettles
  • Purslane

    Purslane has a stellar omega-3 fatty acid profile, compared to other vegetables, containing anywhere from 300 to 400 milligrams (mg) of omega-3 per cup. Learn more.

  • Dandelion
  • Lamb's Quarters

2 Which of the following organizations provide the highest level of organic and regenerative farming standards and certification?

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Organic Certifiers
  • Quality Assurance International
  • Biodynamic/Demeter

    These days, organic certification is really the bare minimum when it comes to food quality, nutrition and environmental health. The next big thing is regenerative organics, also known as biodynamic farming, which has far stricter rules than USDA organics. Demeter is a global biodynamic certification agency. Learn more.

3 Which of the following strategies has been shown to reduce premature birth rates by about 60 percent?

  • Raising vitamin D levels to 40 ng/mL or higher by the third trimester

    Research shows vitamin D optimization could prevent 60 percent of premature births. Among African-Americans, up to 75 percent of all preterm births could be prevented by raising vitamin D levels to 40 ng/mL by the third trimester. Learn more.

  • Improving access to prenatal vitamins
  • Exercising throughout pregnancy
  • Maintaining therapeutic magnesium levels between 4 and 6

4 How many hours of sleep does the average adult need in order to maintain their health?

  • 4 to 6 hours
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 7 to 9 hours

    Adults need seven to nine hours of sleep per night for optimal health. Estimates suggest 1 in 3 Americans gets less than seven hours of sleep a night and more than 83 million adults in the U.S. are sleep-deprived. Learn more.

  • 9 to 10 hours

5 This colorful flower known for its peppery tang also boasts the highest lutein content of any edible plant:

  • Dame's Rocket
  • Marigold
  • Nasturtium

    Notably, nasturtiums boast the highest lutein content — 45 mg per 100 g serving — found in any edible plant. Learn more.

  • Pansy

6 Which of the following wireless devices are of greatest concern with regard to electromagnetic radiation exposure?

  • Baby monitors
  • Smart TVs and other appliances
  • Cellphones

    While a number of different devices contribute to the overall radiation burden, those kept closest to your body on a regular basis, such as your cellphone, are of greatest concern. The two organs most vulnerable to outside RF interference are your heart and brain. Learn more.

  • Smart meters

7 Which of the following is the most effective way to reverse nearly all cases of Type 2 diabetes?

  • Berberine
  • Insulin injections
  • Fasting

    The answer for Type 2 diabetes is to stop feeding your body sugar and burn off the glucose already in your cells, and the most effective way to do this is fasting. Learn more.

  • Exercise
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