Friday Roundup, May 13, 2016

What I've been reading, writing, thinking about and indulging in this week.

Prince, Pain and Pills: This moving and thought-provoking article from Lorraine Berry questions the conversation about prescription drug dependency and chronic pain in light of Prince's death and how the circumstances of it are being reported.

Ecosystems of Health: the world of the 'microbiome' - the billions of organisms that live on and in our bodies, is increasingly understood to be hugely important in our health and disease. Chris Kesser looks at our skin's microbiome, its role in common skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis, and how we can encourage the health of our skin's microorganisms.

Mandrake Madness: these adorable sculpted Mandrakes with mischievous personalities appeal to both to my herbalist side and my Harry Potter fan side! 

Have a great weekend!

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