Vitamin K Is A Little Known But Noteworthy Nutrient

Vitamin K Is A Little Known But Noteworthy Nutrient

Most people know about vitamins A, B, C, D and/or E, but vitamin K slips under the nutritional radar. Yet it is essential for life because it’s required for blood to clot normally. Now scientists are now realizing there is more to know about this less appreciated nutrient.

Are Your Christmas Spices Fake?

Are Your Christmas Spices Fake?

There are many flavours associated with Christmas: cinnamon, mint, nutmeg, and, of course, sage. But before you head to your local supermarket or pop online to grab these all-important herbs and spices, how sure are you that they’re genuine?

How To Cook An Environmentally-Friendlier Christmas Dinner

How To Cook An Environmentally-Friendlier Christmas Dinner

By now, most of us are aware that much of the food we eat, in one way or another, contributes to the climate crisis. From food production and waste, to food consumption and diets – the way we produce, eat, store, discard, source and harvest our food can all play a direct role.

Is Lab-grown Meat Good News For Animals?

Is Lab-grown Meat Good News For Animals?

The Singapore Food Agency has approved “chicken bites” containing meat made from real chicken cells that were grown outside of a chicken’s body.

8 Facts To Know About Eggs

8 Facts To Know About Eggs

One of life’s true miracles, the humble egg is maybe one of the most versatile foodstuffs on the planet. It’s formed in 24 to 26 hours and hens can lay up to 250 eggs a year.

Liberty Cap: The Surprising Tale Of How Europe's Magic Mushroom Got Its Name

Liberty Cap: The Surprising Tale Of How Europe's Magic Mushroom Got Its Name

It’s autumn, the best season for mushroom pickers. And mushrooms – specifically magic ones – are in the spotlight. A growing body of research is showing that psilocybin, the main psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms, has potential in treating psychological disorders like...

Why Food Variety Is Important For Your Health

Why Food Variety Is Important For Your Health

It’s well known that a healthy diet can help reduce disease risks that are related to overweight or obesity – such as some cancers, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

How The Stuff In Magic Mushrooms Could Treat Major Depression

How The Stuff In Magic Mushrooms Could Treat Major Depression

Two doses of the psychedelic substance psilocybin, given with supportive psychotherapy, produced rapid and large reductions in depressive symptoms in a small study of adults with major depression, researchers report.

Benefits of Psychedelics in Times of Division, Crisis, and Collapse

Benefits of Psychedelics in Times of Division, Crisis, and Collapse

The other night I was sitting around a fire with a friend, discussing the influence of psychedelics on our lives, when she uttered this statement, “after three years of working with these mushrooms, I love life. I just want to be and do the best I can. All the time. Now. Urgently. For myself, for others, for Earth.”

Is The Sirtfood Diet Just Another Fad?

Is The Sirtfood Diet Just Another Fad?

The Sirtfood diet has been in the news again this week after singer Adele showed off her slimmed-down figure on US comedy show Saturday Night Live.

The Spooky and Dangerous Side of Black Licorice

The Spooky and Dangerous Side of Black Licorice

Black licorice may look and taste like an innocent treat, but this candy has a dark side. On Sept. 23, 2020, it was reported that black licorice was the culprit in the death of a 54-year-old man in Massachusetts.

How A Seaweed Extract Could Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes

How A Seaweed Extract Could Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes used to be a death sentence. After a diagnosis, patients were put on a starvation diet. The lucky ones would have a year or two to live. But, thanks to the discovery of insulin in the early 1920s, this is no longer the case.

5 Ways To Increase Needed Protein Intake As We Age

5 Ways To Increase Needed Protein Intake As We Age

Protein is an essential part of a healthy diet. It helps us build and maintain strong muscles and bones, helps us better recover from illness and injury, and reduces likelihood of falls and fractures.

10 Pros and Cons of Legalizing Cannabis

10 Pros and Cons of Legalizing Cannabis

The cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing job markets in the United States. In one year, cannabis retailers netted the state of Massachusetts US$393 million in gross sales. Two years after launching a legal cannabis market, California has surpassed US$1 billion in tax revenue.

You Can Reverse Aging Now with the Antioxidant Glutathione

You Can Reverse Aging Now with the Antioxidant Glutathione

Aging is the result of oxidative stress in which the production of free radicals is out of balance with the more protective antioxidants. And the more oxidative stress we have the quicker we age. It damages our cells and...

Constant Dieters Might Be Choosing The Wrong Way To Lose Weight

Constant Dieters Might Be Choosing The Wrong Way To Lose Weight

Dieters looking for a healthier substitute of their favorite high-fat food – such as a bag of potato chips – typically have two choices in the grocery aisle: a smaller package of the exact same food or a larger portion of a “light” version.

How to Heal Your Gut After Antibiotic Use

How to Heal Your Gut After Antibiotic Use

If you’ve ever taken a course of antibiotics, then you’re probably familiar with some of the side effects of these drugs, including gastrointestinal distress, overgrowth of harmful bac­teria in the intestines, and the resulting diarrhea. For many people the aftermath of taking antibiotics is...

Is Body Weight Affected By When You Eat?

Most diet and health advice is broadly based on the assumption that a calorie is a calorie (and it doesn’t matter when they’re consumed).

Here's How The Body Reacts To One-off Overeating

Major Depressive Episodes Are Way More Common Than We Knew

Whether it’s a summer barbecue with friends, your favourite fast food takeaway, or Christmas dinner, we can probably all recall times when we’ve eaten more food in one sitting than we needed to.

Love Avocados? Thank The Toxodon

 Love Avocados? Thank The Toxodon

Given avocado’s popularity today, it’s hard to believe that we came close to not having them in our supermarkets at all.

Are Your Food Cravings Based on Emotional or Physical Needs?

Food Cravings Based on Emotional & Physical Needs?

Food cravings often stem from basic unmet needs for fun, excitement, or love -- issues most would consider "normal" and within our power to self-heal. Some people's food cravings remain constant; for example, they always crave ice cream. Other people go through "food kicks" in different weeks.

Why One-size-fits-all Diets Don’t Work

Why One-size-fits-all Diets Don’t Work

In the UK, around one in three adults are obese and many more are overweight. In the US, around two in five adults and nearly one in five children are obese.

6 Things You Need To Know About Your Vitamin D Levels

Six Things You Need To Know About Your Vitamin D Levels

Vitamin D has emerged as “the vitamin of the decade”, with a long and growing list of maladies supposedly caused through its absence or prevented through its bountiful supply.

Why Picky Eaters May Not Grow Out Of It

Why Picky Eaters May Not Grow Out Of It

If your preschooler pushes their dinner plate away or wages battles against taking another bite of a vegetable they don’t like, they may not grow out of it anytime soon, according to a new study.

How To Stay Safe In Restaurants and Cafés

How To Stay Safe In Restaurants And Cafes

Now we have fewer cases of COVID-19, and restrictions are lifting, many of us are thinking of rejuvenating our social lives by heading to our local cafe or favourite restaurant.

What's The Best Diet For Weight Loss?

What's The Best Diet For Weight Loss?

When it comes to weight loss, there are no magic tricks that guarantee success. What works for you is likely to be different to what works for your partner, neighbour or workmate.

Is Seltzer Water Healthy?

Is Seltzer Water Healthy?

My health conscious friends and colleagues tell me that they need an alternative to soda but plain water is too boring.

Sugar Addiction: A Refined Dependency on Sugar

Sugar Addiction: Like A Kid in a Candy Store

Sugar is not only the most prevalent addiction in our society, but it's also the least recognized and one of the hardest to kick. Yet almost no one calls sugar an addictive substance. What's truly frightening about it is that sugar is found in practically every food product on the grocery store shelf. Are we a society of unknowing addicts? Perhaps.

Color Code Eating: A Way of Life and A Path to Health

Color Code Eating: A Way of Life and A Path to Health

Americans seem constantly to be on diets -- grapefruit diets, cabbage diets, low-carb diets, high-protein diets, raw food diets, you name it. The elusive goal of these many plans is weight loss. Yet we have the fattest society ever...

What Is A Brain Freeze?

What Is A Brain Freeze?

Has this ever happened to you? You’re eating a delicious ice cream cone or frozen lemonade, so cold and sweet and suddenly, bam, brain freeze! What happened?

Now Is A Great Time To Try Pickling

Now Is A Great Time To Try Pickling

Pickling foods in vinegar or fermenting them in brine is one of the oldest food preservation methods. The earliest archeological evidence comes from Ancient Mesopotania and the Tigris River Valley more than 4,000 years ago.

How To Attain Radiant Health, Longevity, and Your Full Potential

Attaining Radiant Health (also known as Health Beyond Danger)

One of the great secrets of a long, satisfying, and happy life, according to Eastern wisdom, is to focus on health instead of disease. This is the psychological basis of the art of radiant health. Develop the attitude of radiant health, and radiant health can be attained surprisingly easily.

How to Use Essential Oils for Healing

How to Use Essential Oils as a Healing Modality

Knowledge has been handed down through the ages regarding the contributions that essential oils can make in our lives. Some of the stories originated in our grandmothers' tales, some were told by wise sages, while others were revealed by those deeply in touch with the plants. Essential oils are established and revered as a reliable and resourceful healing modality.

Essential Oils as Aromatics, in Healing, and for Pleasure

Essential Oils as Aromatics, in Healing, and for Pleasure

Our ancestors were extremely awe-inspiring in the ways they incorporated essential oils into not just healing and saving lives, but in every aspect of their daily routines and healing methods. Herbs, plants, and the oils derived from them, were the main components of healing in every culture on earth for hundreds of thousands of years.

Will Home Cooking Make A Comeback?

Will Home Cooking Make A comeback?

These are unprecedented times. As we deal with the current coronavirus pandemic, we find our regular routines and habits altered and disrupted.

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