The Weekly Weigh-In: Avocados had a Weird Year

Plus, medically induced hypothermia is a thing, how to find the right New Year's resolution, make your own kombucha and more in health and wellness.

The avocado is much-loved by the wellness (and general) community; you can have them on toast, in a smoothie, on your taco or even as an avolatte if you’re that into them. Vice Munchies took a look back on 2017 in relation to avocados and found out that it was one strange year for the pitted fruit. Read what they found here. [Vice Munchies]

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but medically induced hypothermia could saves lives and even reverse death (gasp!). Read more about the new field of therapeutic hypothermia; it’ll blow your mind. [Aeon]

You think we have it bad in the winter? Head to Alaska, where farmer’s markets end come October (yeah, we’re spoiled here) prompting its ingenious citizens to prepare for winter months in advance. [Healthyish]

How’s that New Year’s resolution coming along? Whether you committed to hitting the gym more often or dropping a bad habit, this article helps you identify the right resolution for you and create a plan on how to reach it. More than half of all resolutions fail, but this year, yours doesn’t have to be one of them. [NY Times]

Fermented things are all the rage (they’re good for your gut, if you didn’t know), but why shell out the big bucks on a tiny jar of artisan kombucha when you could make your own? Don’t know where to start? Watch this (hilarious) video from Bon Appetit test kitchen manager Brad Leone on how to make a Mexican fermented pineapple drink called tepache. [Bon Appetit]

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