Is it time for us to reconsider whether plastics are truly harmful, or do we need to step up our vigilance about plastic exposure? Read on to learn about the most recent evidence on BPA and other plastics, and why you should continue to be diligent about avoiding exposure to these ubiquitous chemicals.
Archives for October 2017
Every year something like this happens. I could almost set my watch to it. A big media story claims something you’re eating will harm your health. In this case, we’re talking about a Netflix documentary called What the Health. This film, which was produced by two vegans and animal welfare activists, makes a series of ridiculous and unfounded claims like eating an egg a day is as bad as smoking five cigarettes, fish is toxic, and drinking milk causes cancer. Read on to find out what peer-reviewed science actually tells us about human nutrition.
The recent wildfires in California have been among the worst in the state’s history. Estimates suggest that wildfire-related property damage may reach an astounding $65 billion, with over 170,000 homes at some level of risk. Yet as devastating as that damage is, a lesser-known effect of wildfires is how they impact air quality—and thus health. These effects are not just seen in the immediate areas surrounding the fires, but tens and even hundreds of miles away. Read on to learn how to protect yourself and your family from the health impacts of wildfires.
Check out the definitive guide to choosing cooking methods that maximize nutrient availability and minimize inflammation. Ever brought home fresh veggies from the farmers market and wondered how to cook them, or looked at the charred ends of a juicy steak and questioned if it was good for you? Luckily, food science has the answers. Read on to learn what the evidence says about various cooking methods, including which retain the most nutrients and which cause the most inflammation.
In the conventional world, whole grains and legumes are viewed as universally beneficial. In the Paleo world, they’re viewed as inflammatory foods that should be avoided by everyone. Who is right? That’s the question I cover in this week’s podcast. It turns out that the answer isn’t as simple as dogma on either side of the debate suggests.
Saunas have been around for hundreds of years as a relaxing and therapeutic practice. The Finnish enjoy sauna baths weekly or more often—a custom that we might want to adopt. Read on to learn about the many health benefits of regular sauna use, both in healthy people and in patients with a variety of health conditions.