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Weekly health quiz — Magnesium, measles and grounding

1 Which of the following nutrients helps shuttle magnesium to the cells that need it most, thereby augmenting the benefits of magnesium and reducing symptoms of magnesium deficiency?

  • Vitamin B6

    Vitamin B6 escorts magnesium to the cells that need it most, thus ensuring that the magnesium you're getting, whether from foods or supplements, is being used as efficiently as possible. Vitamin B6 thus helps augment the many benefits of magnesium. Learn more.

  • Calcium
  • Vitamin K2
  • Vitamin D

2 Which of the following scenarios will grant you lifelong immunity against wild measles infection?

  • Being vaccinated with a single dose of measles vaccine
  • Recovering from measles infection

    The only way to get lifelong immunity is to successfully recover from measles infection. Learn more.

  • Receiving two or three doses of measles vaccine
  • 100% of a population being vaccinated against measles with one or more doses of measles vaccine

3 Which of the following chemicals is the most heavily used agricultural chemical in history?

  • Atrazine
  • 2,4-D
  • Glyphosate

    Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide — identified as a probable human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2015 — is the most heavily used agricultural chemical in history. Learn more.

  • Dicamba

4 Which of the following supplements has been shown to significantly improve anxiety and other symptoms of chronic stress?

  • Astaxanthin
  • Curcumin
  • Vitamin E
  • Ashwagandha

    Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogenic herb that helps your body manage and adapt to stress. Compared to placebo, ashwagandha has been shown to significantly reduce anxiety and other symptoms of stress. Learn more.

5 Which of the following strategies is a proven strategy that can help solve many of our most pressing environmental and health problems, including food security, malnutrition, water scarcity and topsoil degeneration?

  • Widespread implementation of regenerative gardening and farming

    Widespread implementation of regenerative agriculture and biodynamic farming is the answer to many of our most pressing environmental and health problems, including food security, malnutrition, water scarcity, topsoil degeneration and more. Classes on regenerative gardening and lifestyle are offered by the nonprofit Kiss the Ground, June 18 through July 31, 2019. Sign up now for early bird registration. Learn more.

  • Turning wetlands into farmland
  • Eliminating diversity to focus on staple food crops
  • Increased use of synthetic chemicals that are inexpensive to manufacture

6 Grounding's positive effects are achieved by

  • removing the constriction of shoes
  • neutralizing free radicals with the negatively charged electrons from the Earth

    Grounding's positive effects are achieved by neutralizing free radicals with the negatively charged electrons from the Earth. Learn more.

  • relaxation from being in nature
  • exposure to the clay found in soil

7 Which of the following is a key prevention strategy for sarcopenia?

  • Getting plenty of rest
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Muscle strengthening activities

    About 50% of 80-year-olds have sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass). One of the key prevention strategies for sarcopenia is to stay active and use your muscles as much as possible. This is also why strength training is so highly recommended for seniors. Learn more.

  • Exercises that focus on flexibility

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