Health and Nutrition

Battle of the Milks: Are plant-based milks appropriate for children?

16 Nov 2017

A recent CBC article reports on a new joint statement from the Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society that says plant based milks are “inappropriate alternatives to cow milk in...

Is Carbonated Water Bad for Your Teeth?

13 Nov 2017

It's a well known fact that soda is bad for your health. We've all read the reports and articles detailing how the sugar in pop will rot our teeth, cause obesity, or give us diabetes. So perhaps,...

Skinny Magic is a Fat Scam

9 Nov 2017

Skinny Magic, Skinny Magic Zero Appetite and Skinny Magic Cleanse are herbal weight loss remedies created and sold by The Herb Shop, a subsidiary of Jade Enterprises based out of Florida. Jade...

You Think What You Eat?

1 Nov 2017

When we think of the human mind we tend to picture the wrinkly pink organ which resides in our skull: it’s intricate cavities responsible for bringing about all the amazing things that we can think...

Firing a Gun at Seeds

26 Oct 2017

Scary pictures circulating online would have you believe that scientists use a syringe to inject DNA into food. Don’t be silly. They use a gun....

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

19 Oct 2017

“Laughter is the best medicine!” That’s an old adage, maybe even dating back to the biblical era. The book of Proverbs in the Old Testament proposes that “a  merry heart doeth good like a medicine:...

Are We All Addicted to Caffeine?

2 Oct 2017

It’s Monday morning. You blink your tired eyes awake, pull your body out of bed, and drag yourself into the kitchen. If the only thing on your mind is how quickly you can get a cup of coffee to...

Aromatherapy: Fragrant Medicine or Stinky Pseudoscience?

28 Sep 2017

You may believe that essential oils possess curative powers. Many websites praise the numerous healing properties of these concentrated smelly compounds, from the immune-boosting potential of...

A Silent Spring

25 Sep 2017

Mention “Silent Spring” and thoughts immediately turn to Rachel Carson’s epic in which she alerted readers to the risks of pesticides. But long before, way back in the 1940s, Australian sheep...

The Mark of a Heart Attack on Your Ear?

21 Sep 2017

If the eye is a window to the soul, could the ear be a window to the heart?

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