Assalaamu alaikum,

We hope you are enjoying summer and all the activities it brings. This issue features articles that are perfect for reading by the pool, on the beach, or simply while sitting on your porch. No matter where you peruse this issue, we hope you discover something new.

One area of health and wellness that has gained traction in recent years is adaptogens, which some claim can mitigate diseases caused by stress. Check out the article on page 6 to read what science has to say about the subject.

More and more consumers are looking for ways to practice sustainability. There’s even a new diet that focuses on climate-friendly foods, which you can read about in “Saving the Environment, One Bite at a Time.” If you’re thinking about making some sustainable changes for yourself, you may be interested in hybrid meat. For more details, see the article on page 10.

Because we use our eyes for so much, making sure they stay healthy is critical. Taking care of your eyes means protecting both the organs and your vision. Learn some tips for doing so in the article “Eyes: A Window to Our Health.”

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine has become a massive market. With this growth has come the growth of online therapy, or “teletherapy.” Get a glimpse of what teletherapy is like in the article “Can Therapy Be Virtual?

Weight loss is a concern for many people around the world. Fad diets often promise a quick way to shed a few pounds, but these diets aren’t sustainable. Find a more manageable solution to taking control of your weight in the article “Let Go of the Yo-Yo.”

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Alison DeGuide, editor