Tagged: health

Algal oil for omega-3s?

Are algal oil supplements a good alternative to standard omega-3 (fish oil) supplements? They seem to be. Derived from various types of micro-algae, algal oil is gaining popularity among vegans and other people who want...

12 irresistible vegetarian dishes

A vegetarian diet can be a healthy way to eat. But there are all shades of vegetarianism, ranging from “I only eat meat on the weekends” to the “absolutely-no-animal-product” philosophy of vegans. Learning how...

Osteopenia: what to do about bone loss

It’s easy to take your bones for granted—until you break one. As we grow older, our bones become weaker and more brittle because of reduced density, loss of mass, and deterioration of bone architecture....

Strength exercise as vital as aerobic

The largest study to compare the mortality outcomes of different types of exercise found people who did strength-based exercise had a 23 percent reduction in risk of premature death by any means, and a...

Owning a cat can lead to mental health problems

If you’re prone to sudden bursts of anger, it could be your cat’s fault. A new study has found that people with Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) – characterised by explosive bouts of rage –...

Antioxidants and free radicals

Antioxidants are part of the complex world of biochemistry. In cells, oxygen is constantly involved in chemical reactions in which electrons are shifted around. To generate energy, our cells remove electrons from sugars, fatty...

Should you stick with Teflon?

The chemical polytetrafluoro­ethylene (PTFE), with nonstick properties, was discovered accidentally in 1938 by a DuPont chemist working with refrigerant gases. Shortly after, PTFE (dubbed Teflon) appeared as a coating on cookware and other products,...

This is why you might want to start eating eggshells

The vast majority of people who consume eggs throw away their shells. However, consuming eggshells can provide essential nutrition. This video shows the benefits of eating eggshells and how to consume them properly. [Via:...

Alzheimer’s prevention strategies

Unlike age and genetics, certain health and lifestyle factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease risk may be controlled. Scientists are exploring prevention strategies to determine whether or not things like exercise, diet, and “brain games”...