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Observational study on cooling treatment for reducing epilepsy in newborns: what’s new?
There is a great deal of research available in this area ... Some researchers have experimented with antioxidants, and general improvements in care (such as adjusting ventilators to avoid too much oxygen) may help neurologic outcomes. read more
What’s the Deal With Wine Baths?
The hype behind wine baths stems from the fact that wine contains antioxidants, explains Davenport. These compounds help keep wine fresh, and the idea is that these compounds could help with damage control in human cells and tissue. However, most of the ... read more
What's the Deal With Glycemic Index?
In a nutshell, glycemic index is a gauge of how different foods affect blood sugar. When eaten alone or in large amounts, foods that rank high on the GI cause fast spikes in blood sugar, leading to a surge of insulin, a hormone that helps the body use or ... read more
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What’s the deal with activated charcoal?
Throughout my career I’ve seen dozens of supplements come and go in terms of trendiness, from herbs and amino acids, to antioxidants and extracts. A few years ago it was raspberry ketones and green coffee bean extract (remember the Dr. Oz controversy?), read more
What’s the Deal With Oil Pulling?
It’s worth noting that there is not much formal trial data on oil pulling, but Dr. Katey Yeowart, MBBS MPH, says coconut oil makes for a great mouthwash because it is rich in Vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant. It also has anti-fungal and anti ... read more
What's the Deal With Nutritional Yeast?
Flavor and nutrition are the top two reasons to add nutritional yeast to your diet. The ingredient has a nutty, savory (aka umami) flavor thanks to its naturally-occurring glutamate – the same compounds that give foods like mushrooms, Parmesan cheese and ... read more
What’s in Your Green Tea?
For many, no drink is more synonymous with good health than green tea, the ancient Chinese beverage known for its soothing aroma and abundance of antioxidants. By some estimates, Americans drink nearly 10 billion servings of green tea each year. read more
What's the Deal With Beauty Oils? 6 Great Ones to Try
When I first heard about "beauty oils", I'll confess I was more than a bit skeptical. I mean, doesn't it seem weird to put OIL on your face? I don't have super oily skin, but I do have that tricky t-zone area, and I tend to equate "oil" with "grease." Oh ... read more
What's the deal with matcha?
Considering kicking your espresso habit? Perhaps it's time to go green and give matcha a try. Models are knocking back shots of it at fashion shows, cafés are serving it in lattes while chefs are using it to dye and flavour soups, brownies, soba noodles ... read more