Dopamine Fasting: An Expert Reviews The Latest Craze

Dopamine Fasting: An Expert Reviews The Latest Craze
It’s the latest fad in Silicon Valley. By reducing the brain’s feel-good chemical known as dopamine – cutting back on things like food, sex, alcohol, social media and technology – followers believe that they can “reset” the brain to be more effective and appreciate simple things more easily.

How Does A Piece Of Bread Cause A Migraine?

How Does A Piece Of Bread Cause A Migraine?
Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world and causes suffering for tens of millions of people. In fact, nearly 1 in 4 U.S. household includes someone with migraines.

Cannabis Shows Potential For Treating PTSD

Cannabis Shows Potential For Treating PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychiatric condition linked to surviving or witnessing a traumatic life event, will affect around one in 10 Canadians at some point in their lives.

Why Pizza Tastes So Good

Why Pizza Tastes So Good?
Pizza is one of the world’s most popular foods. In the U.S., 350 slices are eaten every second, while 40% of Americans eat pizza at least once a week.

What's Made Of Legumes But Sizzles On The Barbecue Like Beef?

What's Made Of Legumes But Sizzles On The Barbecue Like Beef?
There is a revolution taking place in burger joints and supermarkets across Australia. Plant products that taste and behave like meat are increasingly making their way onto the plates of consumers as concern grows over the environmental impact of food production.

Benefits Of Raw Milk vs. Dangers Of Raw Milk

Why The Benefits Of Raw Milk Are Unclear But The Dangers Are Real
According to some of its online proponents, unpasteurised or “raw” milk can “heal the gut”, boost the immune system, prevent allergies, give you healthier skin and even contribute to bodybuilding.

How To Eat Fish Responsibly

How To Eat Fish Responsibly
It now seems absurd that anyone once believed the ocean was inexhaustable: fish stocks are in dismal shape and scientists say overfishing is a global problem with potentially irreversible consequences to ecosystems and human livelihoods.

Is Coconut Water Good For You?

Is Coconut Water Good For You?
In recent years coconut water has left the palm-treed shores of tropical islands where tourists on lounge chairs stick straws straight into the fruit, and exploded onto supermarket shelves

Is It OK To Chew Or Crush Your Medicine?

Is It Ok To Chew Or Crush Your Medicine?
Some people are incapable of swallowing tablets because of physical reasons, such as surgery or gastric reflux, while others struggle for psychological reasons.

Gut Microbes Can Be Picky Eaters – Here's Why It Matters

Gut Microbes Can Be Picky Eaters – Here's Why It Matters
We choose our food for a variety of reasons, including personal preference, availability, cost and healthiness. But we should also take our gut microbes’ preferences into account, a new study published in Cell suggests.

Red Meat Study Caused A Stir – Here's What Wasn't Discussed

Red Meat Study Caused A Stir – Here's What Wasn't Discussed
Accurate, consistent dietary advice seems increasingly hard to find. For instance, a widely reported study recently claimed that people don’t need to reduce their consumption of red and processed meat for health reasons.

How Folk Medicines For Blood Pressure Work

How Folk Medicines For Blood Pressure Work
Common herbs, including lavender, fennel, and chamomile, have a long history as folk medicines used to lower blood pressure. New research explains the molecular mechanisms at work.

Stanford Researchers Find Lead in Commonly Used Spice

Often unaware of the dangers, some spice processors in Bangladesh use an industrial lead chromate pigment to imbue turmeric with a bright yellow color prized for curries and other traditional dishes.

France Forgot Its Own Golden Age Of Medical Marijuana?

France Forgets Own Golden Age Of Medical Marijuana
This past summer the French food and drug office, the Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament, greenlighted limited medical cannabis trials inside France, something that’s been illegal since 1953.

4 Plants That Are Great for Humans

A quarter of all prescription drugs in the U.S. come from substances that are found only in plants. In this episode of SciShow, we take a look at four of these talented plants who make our lives better.

Adaptogens for Improved Health and Brain Function

Adaptogens for Improved Health and Brain Function
Adaptogens can greatly increase the effectiveness of some modern drugs, including antibiotics, anxiolytics (anxiety relief), antidepressants, and hypoglycemic (blood sugar lowering) agents. They also can reduce, and in some cases eliminate, the side effects of some drugs. They have a proven record of being safe, efficacious, and quite versatile in their treatment of many conditions.

Are You Too Busy For Lunch?

Don't Be Too Busy For Lunch
It's a popular notion that we will get more done if we skip lunch. Unfortunately that couldn't be farther from the truth. According to various studies, researchers agree that performance scores plunge when people skip lunch and those who skip lunch soon feel more anxious and tense...

Discovering Nutritional Therapy: The Role of Food in our Lives

Discovering Nutritional Therapy: The Role of Food in our Lives
Nutritional therapy is a system of healing based on the belief that our food is our medicine and our medicine is our food. Disorders ranging from chronic fatigue, energy loss, insomnia, depression, backache, skin complaints, asthma, and headaches can be relieved with nutritional therapy.

Why A Glass Of Red Wine Is Good For Your Gut

Why A Glass Of Red Wine Is Good For Your Gut
Alcohol consumption guidelines vary widely between countries. In the UK and Netherlands, no more than one glass of wine or a pint of beer a day is recommended.

Prescription Omega 3s Keep Triglycerides In Check

Prescription Omega 3s Keep Triglycerides In Check

Prescription omega-3 fatty acid medications are a safe and effective option for reducing high triglycerides, which increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a new study.

Is Chocolate An Aphrodisiac?


There are many ways to a woman’s heart. But is a box of chocolates really one of them?

How Do We Get Allergic To Food?

How Do We Get Allergic To Food?
It all starts with the immune system. Every person has one - a group of cells, tissues and organs in the body that helps you fight infections.

Why There Is No Great Salt Debate

Why There Is No Great Salt Debate
The human body needs a tiny amount of sodium to function properly and this is typically found in salt (sodium chloride).

How To Cook Corn On The Cob 3 Ways

Corn on the cob is a sweet, summer staple, so I'll show you how to cook your corn on the cob three different ways.

Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

Learn to make easy, healthy homemade Neapolitan ice-cream using frozen bananas as the base. This ice cream is thick, creamy and super delicious. 

Why Are School Lunches Still So Unhealthy?

Why Are School Lunches Still So Unhealthy?
There are more than 91m school children worldwide now defined as living with obesity – and the UK is in the top 20 countries for obesity levels. In the UK, the obesity rate for children doubles during primary school years – and then increases again in secondary school.

4 Myths About Vitamin Supplements

4 Myths About Vitamin Supplements
People take vitamin supplements for all kinds of reasons, from maintaining general health to preventing cancer. But there’s no convincing evidence that vitamin supplementation benefits people who don’t actually have a vitamin deficiency.

Do Vitamin Drips Really Work?

Do Vitamin Drips Really Work?
Want to boost your immune system, reduce your physical signs of ageing, or cleanse your blood to get rid of toxins?

Why Broccoli And Cabbage Are So Bitter

Why Broccoli And Cabbage Are So Bitter

Researchers have mapped the crystal structure of a key protein that makes the metabolites responsible for the bitter taste in Brassica vegetables like mustards, broccolis, and cabbages.

Why Our Food System Needs A Revolution, Not Tinkering Around Edges

Why Our Food System Needs A Revolution, Not Tinkering Around Edges

Eating ultra-processed food is definitely bad for you, a recent study has confirmed. In the experiment, people were fed either ultra-processed or unprocessed food, with meals matched precisely for calories, salt, sugar, fat and fibre. 

How Misinformation About CBD Can Be Life-Threatening

How Misinformation About CBD Can Be Life-Threatening
Hyperbole can be rampant in health news, particularly with respect to cannabis. One recent headline declared: “CBD is effective in treating heroin addiction.” Another proclaimed: “New study finds CBD could curb heroin addiction.” These stories were referring to a recent study in the American Journal of Psychiatry that found a short-term course of cannabidiol (CBD) reduced cue-induced cravings and anxiety..

Can Drinking Coffee Help You Lose Weight?

Can Drinking Coffee Help You Lose Weight?Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK recently published a study in the journal Scientific Reports suggesting caffeine increases brown fat. This caught people’s attention because brown fat activity burns energy, which may help with weight loss. Headlines claimed drinking coffee can help you lose weight, and that coffee is possibly even the “secret to fighting obesity”.

Confused About What To Eat? Science Can Help

Confused About What To Eat? Science Can Help

Do you feel like nutritionists are always changing their minds? Do you want science-based information about diet but don’t know whom or what to believe?

3 Easy Healthy Salad Recipes

These three new easy, healthy salad recipes are the perfect way to work more fresh, seasonal ingredients into your diet.

In Defense Of Ultra-Processed Foods

In Defense Of Ultra-Processed Foods

Ultra-processed foods, a label coined in research by a Brazilian pediatrician, have been targeted as a menace to society for quite some time, mostly by environmental advocates and health professionals.

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