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Do You Know How to Store Potatoes?

Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint. It was originally published April 8, 2017. To most, it would seem as if storing certain veggies in a cool place, such as the garage, back porch or even the refrigerator, would be a good idea. It might keep them cooler and help them last longer, right? Turns… Read More »

How to Avoid Being Fooled at the Supermarket

How and what you eat has radically changed over the past few decades with the all-consuming rise of the supermarket. But what price are you paying for this homogenized, cheap and convenient food? This video investigates how supermarkets have affected the food on your plate, and reveals the telltale signs that the food you buy… Read More »

Could Eating More Fermented Foods Help Improve Mental Health?

Fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi are powerful allies to your mental health, courtesy of the neuroactive microbes and molecules they contain.1 Microbes and their metabolites, created during fermentation modulate the microbiota-gut-brain axis, which involves neural, immune, endocrine and metabolic pathways.2 Writing in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, researchers with University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland… Read More »

What Is Aloe Vera Good For?

Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint. It was originally published August 14, 2017. When you think of aloe vera, you may remember it as a spiky plant with tiny spines along both sides of the thick, variegated leaves that fan out from their base. A succulent plant that grows wild in tropical regions, including… Read More »

Is Histamine to Blame for Your Headache, Hives and Heartburn?

Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint. It was originally published January 25, 2017. If you’ve ever had allergies with hives, nasal congestion, headaches or coughing, you may already know histamine, a chemical neurotransmitter your body produces, is what drives the most common allergy symptoms. However, in around 1% of the population, histamine overload may… Read More »