Can alcohol be good for you? Much evidence would argue yes. For instance, moderate drinkers tend to live longer than teetotalers. Yet alcohol also causes cancer and other diseases, including dementia. So how can such stuff be good for you?
Health & Wellness
Diet & Nutrition
Is chocolate capable of making you live long and well? The answer so far is “definitely maybe.” Like coffee, tea, and alcohol, chocolate is a food-drug which has been around for thousands of years. It can do much for you—both well and ill.
Fat. The word sounds simple. And for many years, fat did seem to be a fairly simple biological proposition. Not anymore. New information demonstrates just how important this much-maligned substance actually is to human life.
Food changes gene expression—directly. Eat a bowl of rice and you can turn off genes controlling cholesterol synthesis. Other foods affect us in different and surprising ways. You’ve been eating genetic information—probably all your life.
Vitamin. The word itself conjures up healthiness, something vital for life. Without them we can’t live. But can we have too much of them? Yes. Just like we can have too much food.
Not too much of it—too little of it. In many ways, it’s this simple: without salt, you die; with it you can thrive. Controversy remains about the best level of sodium in our bodies, so don’t assume a low sodium diet is necessarily best for you.
What’s been around for 2,000 years, is nicknamed “the food of the gods,” and helps our aging minds and bodies stave off some of the consequences of growing older? Dark chocolate...and it helps keep you healthy in many surprising ways.
Cyclists in Britain are using inexpensive cameras to document ill-mannered driving by car and truck drivers. And there are a lot more uses for portable cameras—to improve health, diet, and public health, among many others. Let’s get the lowdown on a few.
One way to control your weight is to see food as information: a series of messages given to the body. You want to give your body the right kinds of directions for the food you eat, directions that will change how you look and feel—and how much you weigh.
It’s a New Year, so it’s time to take charge. Americans are often unhappy with their lives and their futures...so start not with a resolution, but a revolution—a new way of looking at your body and brain that lets you more fully control your fate.