Musicians and artists have long used cannabis to enhance their creativity. But how does the drug affect more conventional nine-to-five jobs? With cannabis now legal in more places...
The connection between the pandemic and our dietary habits is undeniable. The stress of isolation coupled with a struggling economy has caused many of us to seek comfort with our old friends:
There are many more ingredients in every pill you take than what is listed on the bottle label.
People eat for many reasons – pleasure, emotional release, boredom or to connect with others. And then there is eating during a pandemic.
If Reducing Harm To Society Is The Goal, A Cost-Benefit Analysis Shows Cannabis Prohibition Has Failed
The case for a referendum on New Zealand’s cannabis law was already urgent in 2015 when the supposedly more pressing issue was whether to change the flag.
While reducing calorie intake is a proven way to reduce your weight, there’s no shortage of diets promising the same results but with more flexibility.
It is often said that weak beer was drunk in preference to dirty water in European towns during the middle ages.
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...
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.
As we get older, our skeletal muscle mass, strength and power to move gradually decline, which may lead to a condition called sarcopenia.
Why Slowly Increasing Calories After Dieting Won't Prevent Weight Regain – But May Have Other Benefits
While there are many debates about which type of diet is best for weight loss and health, it’s often not the weight loss which is the biggest challenge, but rather avoiding weight regain afterwards.
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...
As the coronavirus pandemic has spread, a growing number of people have been negatively affected not so much by the virus itself as by the response to it.
With COVID-19 cases and deaths rising in the U.S. and globally, identifying new therapies to prevent and combat the virus is a top priority.
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).
Food cravings are very familiar to most people. We may see or smell food and want to eat, or sometimes we suddenly feel like eating something delicious.
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.
Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you’re thinking about it now.
The pandemic may raise widespread awareness of the production, processing, and distribution of food to new heights.
Oxytocin is often called “the love hormone” because of its role in social bonding, reproduction and childbirth. This hormone may also affect our memory – though in ways that aren’t completely clear.
Given avocado’s popularity today, it’s hard to believe that we came close to not having them in our supermarkets at all.
A compound in the leaves of a common shrub, the American beautyberry, boosts an antibiotic’s activity against antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria, scientists report.
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.
Cannabis use has long been associated with memory loss. But until now, this notion was largely anecdotal.
In January 2015, food sales at restaurants overtook those at grocery stores for the first time. Most thought this marked a permanent shift in the American meal.
Eating about five servings of fruit and vegetables a day is widely promoted as a key part of a healthy diet.
A recent study found that brown and organic rice sold in the UK tends to contain significantly more arsenic than white inorganic varieties that are often considered less healthy.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic shutdowns have severely disrupted and spotlighted weaknesses in the U.S. food system.
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.
If your blood test results suggest you’re low on vitamin D, you’re not alone – nearly one-third of the Australian population isn’t getting enough of the sunshine vitamin.
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.
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.
Is this all just hype, or could vitamin D really help in the fight against COVID-19?
Intermittent fasting is a way of losing weight that favours flexibility over calorie counting.
Food shopping restrictions and fears of food shortages have contributed to a burst of #pantrycooking recipes that require minimal ingredients.
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.
Many of the nutrients found in fruits and vegetables are responsible for numerous health benefits, in particular preventing a wide range of diseases, including heart disease and diabetes.
With people confined to their homes, there is more interest in home-baked bread than ever before.
Foods such as French fries, cheese, cookies, soda, and sports and energy drinks are common in the diets of United States adults with inflammatory bowel disease, according to a new study.
My health conscious friends and colleagues tell me that they need an alternative to soda but plain water is too boring.
President Donald Trump’s executive order mandating meat processing plants to stay open, despite growing coronavirus cases at meat plants, is rife with problems. It endangers the lives of thousands of workers and their communities.
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.
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...
For many of us, grocery shopping is when we will come into contact with the highest number of people during the pandemic.
Over the last month there has been a dramatic transformation in our access to and the availability of food – along with where we eat and with who.
More time at home combined with supermarket shortages of essentials, has fostered the creativity of a whole new generation of home bakers.
Fasting is an art. By creating space in your body, it will help create space in your life for the things you want, including loving relationships, a disease-free body, and prosperity in line with your highest ideals.
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?
After we eat, the body converts carbohydrates into blood sugar (known as glucose), which it uses for energy. But the ketogenic diet is based on research from the 1920s that found lowering the availability of carbohydrates made the body rely more on using other substances (such as fat) for energy.
Since the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), there have been widespread claims on social media that certain foods and supplements can prevent or cure COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
There are things you can do to make sure the food you’re eating during the COVID-19 pandemic is safe and to limit waste, experts say.
Spending a lot more time in your house doesn’t have to make you any less curious about the world around you.
It’s August and 38C outside a greenhouse on a fruit farm in suburban Nanjing, China. Inside the farmhouse, customers sample organic grapes and peaches.
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.
Many Americans may find bare grocery store shelves the most worrying sign of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their food system.
Spending a lot more time in your house doesn’t have to make you any less curious about the world around you.
These are unprecedented times. As we deal with the current coronavirus pandemic, we find our regular routines and habits altered and disrupted.
There’s been some confusion recently on whether we should or shouldn’t take ibuprofen to treat symptoms of COVID-19 – especially after the World Health Organization (WHO) changed its stance.
As well as protecting yourself from the virus on the outside, you can also build up your defences from the inside by strengthening your immune system. Many people, especially the young, develop only very mild disease.
The coronavirus presents many uncertainties, and none of us can completely eliminate our risk of getting COVID-19. But one thing we can do is eat as healthily as possible.
Each day that you choose to eat healthfully and simply— selecting whole, unprocessed foods from the earth and balancing your foods—know that you are building a new foundation for yourself. At first, this foundation may feel wobbly, as it is new to you, but every time you make the choice to follow through...
Perhaps you’ll unearth a can of Crisco for the holiday baking season. If so, you’ll be one of millions of Americans who have, for generations, used it to make cookies, cakes, pie crusts and more.
More and more health professionals are encouraging consumers to cut back on fat, and vegetarian meals are finding a welcome place in the lives of more Americans. This does not mean that all Americans are becoming vegetarians, but many are now eating meatless meals at least several times a week.
A low carb diet may prevent or even reverse the effects of aging in the brain, researchers report.
We have trillions of bacteria living on or in us – and over 80% of these live in our gut. Over thousands of years of co-evolution, we have developed a way of working together with our bacteria, which play a hugely important role in our bodies.
Fermented foods have become very popular, thanks to claims about their nutritional properties and reported health benefits, such as improving digestion, boosting immunity and even helping people lose weight.
We are being cheated nutritionally. Food constitutes a six-part gift, but all we're hearing about is one thing. But this skewed perspective, focusing solely on the physiological aspects of food, has become the norm. I call our one-sided, limited view the Dark Ages of nutrition.
Many of the important benefits of a plant-based diet – particularly for climate health and animals – are well known. Yet despite the science being very clear, there remains confusion about the impact on human health.
A tweet saying ibuprofen reduces menstrual flow by 50% went viral last month.The original tweet and ensuing responses fuelled a debate about society’s supposed unwillingness to talk about periods.
The Mediterranean diet was voted by a panel of 25 health and nutrition professionals as the best diet for 2020.
As our global population is projected to live longer than ever before, it’s important that we find ways of helping people live healthier for longer.
Meat-rich diets are linked to a range of health problems, from heart disease and strokes to type two diabetes and some cancers.
More than two-thirds of Americans take dietary supplements. The vast majority of consumers – 84% – are confident the products are safe and effective.
Imagine a synthetic product that can give your body all the essential nutrients it needs to survive, is easy to prepare, affordable, and has a low environmental impact.
A natural compound in many vegetables called indole may fight fatty liver disease, researchers report.
For each year that a woman breastfeeds, the risk that she will ever develop breast cancer is reduced by 4.3%, on average.
It is estimated that there is a staggering £300m worth of medicine unused in the UK every year. But is it safe to take these medicines if they are past their expiry date?
We are living on the planet of the chickens. The broiler (meat) chicken now outweighs all wild birds put together by three to one.
In our survey of yogurts, we found that less than 10% were low sugar – almost none of which were children’s yogurts.
While the obesity crisis is still considered the foremost public health epidemic in the west, one often overlooked condition is quickly becoming a growing concern.
Chronic constipation is incredibly common. Around one in four people worldwide report symptoms, while in Australia and New Zealand, it’s around one in seven.
Six out of ten Australians don’t eat enough fibre, and even more don’t get the right combination of fibres.
Silicon Valley’s newest fad is dopamine fasting, or temporarily abstaining from “addictive” activities such as social media, music, internet gaming – even food.
Several governments around the world have adopted taxes on sugary drinks in recent years. The evidence is clear
Vegans avoid animal products. For strict vegans this means avoiding honey because of the exploitation of bees. That seems to imply that vegans should also avoid vegetables like avocados that involve exploiting bees in their production.
American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire, economists report. This food waste has an estimated aggregate value of $240 billion annually.
When my daughter was around 14 years old, she began to ask if she could have a cup of coffee in the morning like Mom and Dad.
Probiotics are live microorganisms, usually bacteria, that can be consumed to offer health benefits.
A new approach can help you make the perfect shot of espresso, researchers report.
While edibles may provide a delivery system that provides the intoxicating effects of cannabis while avoiding the risks of smoking, the delayed and variable absorption of cannabis edibles can result in over-consumption and unpredictable results.
You’re reading this with a cup of coffee in your hand, aren’t you? Coffee is the most popular drink in many parts of the world.
The globalization of the food chain has resulted in increased complexity and diminished transparency and trust into how and where our foods are grown, harvested, processed and by whom.
Onions are grown and used all over the world, and anyone who has cut into one knows that it can make you cry.
Most people in the UK are committed meat eaters – but for how long?
Should parents be spoon-feeding babies special pureed baby foods or could they just join in with the family and feed themselves from the very start?
Winter is upon us and so is the risk of vitamin D deficiency and infections.