From the Institute of Optimum Nutrition: Nuts are associated with several health benefits, and may even offer some protection against cardiovascular disease when eaten as part of a healthy diet. However, the widespread belief that nuts may lead to unwanted weight gain can discourage consumption among some individuals. Epidemiological evidence (i.e. ‘observational’ studies that look at… Read More

Can schools boost learning with plants? Good indoor air quality in schools is essential, not only for the health of students, but also because it has a significant impact on learning capacity. However, many classrooms have poor ventilation, leading to excessive levels of various pollutants that can cause serious health problems. One solution would be… Read More

If you follow health in the media, you know that the very little positive is written when it comes to the average American diet. Considering that 66 percent of all Americans meet the classifications for either being overweight or obese – according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – and that the rates… Read More

Yesterday I decided to see if I could make a pizza without using cheese, wheat, yeast or meat. The result was actually very tasty, and I highly recommend it. Although I call this a recipe, I used several pre-made products, so this is not a recipe from scratch. However, you should be able to get… Read More

Here is a great video by nutritionist about how drugs are actually making people unhealthy, and that the key to good health is good diet and lifestyle: [embedded content] Some key points raised in the video: 3,000 people in the UK die from internal bleeding caused by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. Cox 2 drugs promote blood-clotting,… Read More

Here are several articles written by nutritionist Patrick Holford that are well worth reading: Vitamins – a waste of money?Here he talks about how there has been some bad press recently about the use of nutrition supplements to treat or prevent illnesses. He points out that the studies used were flawed, and that numberous other… Read More

For most people, five minutes a day isn’t enough time to check their Facebook status, write a quick email, or visit their favorite blog. It’s only a small bit of time after all, but it’s plenty of time for you do one thing that can make your entire day a whole lot better. So take… Read More

Here is an excellent lecture by Sam Harris about how free will doesn’t actually exist. Here he talks about how everyone’s actions are a combination of genetics, previous events leading up to that moment, and randomness. He takes an in-depth look at every aspect of the concept of free will, including the moral, legal and… Read More

Juicing Only Vegetables If you ever  want to boost your health and wellbeing really quickly, try making fresh juice out of just vegetables. No fruits, just vegetables. It might not taste too good, but you can just hold your nose pour it down your throat so you don’t really taste it.  So, if you have a… Read More

Here is author, philosopher and neuroscientist Sam Harris talking about the present moment. Here I present 2 videos, a long one and a short one. I first came across the short one, which is under 6 minutes and contains edited highlights from a full lecture by him. Then I found the full version. I thought… Read More