Your body needs fat to function, which is why consuming the right types of fat in your daily diet is one of the best choices you can make for your health. Your body needs fat for energy, growth and development, and maintaining cell membranes. Fat is also essential for your… read more »
The base for traditional antifreeze is the deadly ethylene glycol. It’s relative, propylene glycol, is used to manufacture so-called ‘safer’ anti-freezes for people who don’t want to accidently poison their pets and surrounding wildlife.
This clear slightly syrupy liquid (at room temperature) is not only used to make antifreeze and deicing… read more »
More than half of U.S. women, and up to 45 percent of men, suffer from some type of vein problem, including spider veins. These red or blue discolorations on your skin (most often on your legs or face) resemble spider webs that can cover large patches of your body.
Although spider… read more »
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a food additive that’s used to add a savory flavor to foods like processed meats, canned vegetables, soups, and much more.
When you eat food that’s been ‘enhanced’ with MSG, you’ll think it tastes more satisfying, more full of flavor, and more “meaty” than it actually is.
Many… read more »
Viruses are a fascinating, and still quite mysterious, part of biology. While there are millions of distinct viruses on the planet, only about 5,000 of them have been described in detail.
These microscopic organisms are capable of infecting plants, animals, bacteria and even single-celled microorganisms known as archaea, and it’s only… read more »
Do you have high blood pressure? High cholesterol or diabetes? Are you a smoker, over the age of 55, physically inactive or overweight? These, as you may know, are all factors that increase your risk of heart disease.
Are you ready for a surprise (unfortunately in this case not a very… read more »
When most people think of enzymes, they typically are thinking of digestive enzymes, which convert the food you eat into small molecules that your body uses as fuel.
Amylase is an example of a digestive enzyme that breaks down starch; protease, also known as proteolytic enzymes, is a name for multiple… read more »
Eating out at a restaurant is dubious, at best, when it comes to your health – especially when it comes to chain restaurants. Most will agree that the healthiest meals are those you create in your own kitchen, using fresh ingredients and real food.
Still, it’s the rare person who doesn’t… read more »
National chain restaurants are not known for their health appeal, but you probably assume that when you order a burger, a salad or a slice of pizza, you’re getting just that – meat and cheese on a bun, lettuce with some dressing, and mozzarella cheese with toppings on pizza dough.
This… read more »
Celebrex is a type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) known as a COX-2 inhibitor. It works by blocking the COX-2 enzymes, which your body produces in response to inflammation.
Celebrex is the only COX-2 inhibitor left on the market — all the others have been pulled from the market because of… read more »