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“The seasons had always been a part of the way I cooked and ate.” — Daniel Humm, Swiss Chef and Restauranteur — Each new season brings with it an exciting new assortment of fresh produce: strawberries in summer; courgette squash in fall; carrots in winter; and rhubarb in spring. Eating seasonal food is very important […]

Can a glass of red wine a day keep the doctor away? “Drinking red wine is good for you!” For years we’ve heard a daily glass of red wine benefits your heart and your overall health. But is this really true? Read on! The “French Paradox” The belief in the health benefits of red wine […]

“Five hours’ New York jet lag and you wake up in Camden Town to the dire and ever-circling wolves of disrupted circadian rhythm.” “Dire and ever-circling wolves”—that’s how novelist William Gibson describes jet lag. But how and when does it occur, what other health problems can be caused by frequent travel, and what can you […]

Snacking on junk food is almost never a good idea, right? That’s why government agencies such as Public Health England recommend natural snack foods, such as carrot sticks and almonds. But new studies show that snacking late at night, even on healthy food, is bad both for your weight and for your overall health. A […]

Actually, It’s a Good Thing The word “inflammation” comes from the Latin word “inflammatio,” which means “setting something on fire.” The word is fitting because an inflamed area might be very red, like a flame, and might feel warm or even hot to the touch. Your body may experience an extreme or “flared-up” inflammatory response […]

The Basics of Heavy Metal Poisoning What Is Heavy Metal Poisoning? A toxic heavy metal is a relatively dense metal or metalloid element that is potentially poisonous. The term is typically applied to the metals cadmium, mercury, lead, and arsenic, although the World Health Organisation’s list of 10 chemicals of public concern also includes chromium, […]

What Is Golden Milk? “Golden milk” has long been known in India as “haldi ka doodh,” which means “turmeric milk.” But it’s not necessarily milk at all—at least not in the dairy sense. Instead, it’s a healthy combination of golden-coloured turmeric spice with coconut milk, almond milk, herbal tea, etc., depending on the recipe you […]

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together,” wrote the forward-thinking English dramatist Thomas Dekker in 1609. And of course, it’s still true. In fact, an American study done for the Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research estimated that more than 20 percent of U.S. adults suffer from chronic sleep problems, […]

“Typically, tennis elbow comes from hyperextension of the wrist. It depends on bad mechanics,” says Dwayne Hultquist, head tennis coach at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. If you’re a frequent tennis player, chances are you’re familiar with some form of “tennis elbow.” So here is some advice on how to treat and prevent this […]

Adult obesity rates in the United Kingdom have nearly quadrupled in the past 25 years. In England alone, 62 percent of adults are overweight, and more than 28 percent of UK adults are clinically obese. Being overweight or obese substantially increases the risk of illnesses including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, […]