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Weekend reading: Halal Food

Febe Armanios and Bo─čaç Ergene.  Halal Food: A History.  Oxford University Press, 2018. I reviewed a book about the regulation of Halal Food in September last year, and its politics continue to fa

The First Extinction of 2019 Has Already Happened | SciShow News

On New Year's day, we said goodbye to George the Snail, marking the first extinction of 2019, and the way things are looking, it won't be the last.Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff podcast!

Skip the Gym and Strengthen Your Whole Body

Chances are good that you can relate to how Jillian Michaels started 2019 after a roller coaster year of ups and downs. She found herself hoping for better times after the destruction of her house in

Weekly Tips- A Win for Soda Taxes and a Lose for GMOs

This week news that GMOs haven't really performed as expected, Harvard study supports soda tax and just for fun, Food Babe takes on Bojangles

Neurology, Pharmacology, & Poultry | SciShow Talk Show

Dr. Genevieve Lind explains how she uses frog eggs to learn how drugs affect receptors in the brain and Jessi's chicken Goldie shows us one use for the cloaca.Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spino

How an Army of Crayfish Clones Took Over Europe

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie: a new crayfish population made entirely of asexually reproducing, all-female clones. But is it a new species?Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff

Thirsty and Tired? You May Need More Than Water.

{pixabay|100|campaign} Dehydration can be a prime culprit making you feel tired and sluggish. If we admit that we aren’t drinking enough water, it’s not surprising we all feel the need for a nap.

Bad news on world hunger and obesity: they are getting worse

United Nations agencies have just released their annual report on world food insecurity. Its main unhappy conclusion: Food insecurity has increased since 2014: So has worldwide obesity: What is to be

How We Make the Coldest Things in the Universe

If you want to make atoms THIS cold, you can’t just stick them in the freezer…you’ll need to take advantage of quantum mechanics!Hosted by: Michael ArandaSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's cal

6 Extraordinary Ancient Excrements

We tend to think of fossils as dinosaur bones or petrified wood, but what if we told you that there's a lot we can learn from fossilized waste?Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's

Annals of food marketing: Gold-leafed potato chips!

When Torsten Veblen wrote The Theory of the Leisure Class in 1899, he could not possibly have imagined this product when he invented the term “conspicuous consumption.” I am indebted to BakeryAn

Why Is the Freezer Harder to Open the Second Time?

There’s a moment after you close your freezer door that it becomes slightly harder to open again. It might pass quickly, but it’s not just in your head.Hosted by: Olivia GordonSciShow has a spino

Coca-Cola’s political influence in China: documented evidence

The BMJ (the new name for what was formerly the British Medical Journal) has just published a report by Susan Greenhalgh, an anthropologist and China specialist at Harvard, of how Coca-Cola, working t

What Are The Healthiest Non-Dairy Milks To Drink?

The other day I was ordering an organic smoothie at a local shop and as I watched her put the kale into the blender and grab a carton of almond milk, I stopped her just in time… Right before she po

Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad For You?

While scientists have debunked the notion that putting artificial sweeteners in your coffee will give you cancer, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should go hog wild with them.Hosted by: Stefan Ch

Last chance to comment on 2030 food and nutrition objectives

The endlessly repeating process of defining health goals for the next ten years continues and the Department of Health and Human Services is now (or will be when the shutdown ends) collecting comments

7 Discoveries Scientists Made by Licking Things

You probably know not to lick something unfamiliar. But there are actually a surprising number of discoveries that have been made because scientists licked things. Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a

YOU only YOU are in charge of your health

{pixabay|100|campaign} USA Today ran an interesting series of articles on our ridiculous health care system or should I say our “disease care” system. While more and more Americans concerned with

Why Can't My Cat See a Treat in Front of Her Face?

Cats are known for having fantastic night vision, but why is it during the day my cats can't see the treat that I'm putting right in front of them?Hosted by: Michael ArandaSciShow has a spinoff podca

Is the Mystery of Earth's 1.2 Billion Missing Years Solved? | SciShow News

For the last hundred and fifty years or so, geologists have been trying to wrap their heads around the mystery: in some places, the geologic record just seems to jump by over billion years. And last

Weekend reading: a diet book!

Lisa R. Young.  Finally Full, Finally Slim: 30 Days to Permanent Weight Loss One Portion at a Time.  Center Street, 2019. I don’t usually write about diet books, but Lisa Young did her doctorate w

The latest in snack trends?

Here are a few examples of the latest trends in snack products in the U.S. and Europe, culled from articles in  The purpose of these products is to make money for their manufacture

Supplements to improve memory: if only

The Government Accountability Office has just published a report on memory supplements. Available data indicate that memory supplements constitute a small segment of the overall dietary supplement m

Goodbye GMO, Hello Bioengineered: USDA publishes labeling rules

Trump’s USDA has issued final rules for labeling food products of biotechnology, commonly known to all of us as GMOs. Since GMOs have taken on a pejorative—Frankenfood—connotation, the USDA want

How to make a change in the New Year that lasts

Last week I shared the right (and wrong) way to do Keto in our latest investigation on the blog. The timing was appropriate, too… Right about now you’re probably *overwhelmed* with new diets, fit

Industry-funded study of the week: Mediterranean diet plus dairy foods

Christopher Gardner, the Stanford scientist who studies the ways various dietary patterns affect body weight, sent me this study to add to my post-book collection (I wrote about such things in Unsavo

Is The Keto Diet Healthy?

When I was in my 20’s overweight, upset and ready to change my life – I went on a diet. Little did I realize at the time, that diets do not produce long lasting results – for my body, for my he

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites {Dairy-Free & Grain-Free}

I call these Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites “unbelievable” because once you take a bite, it’s hard to believe these decadent treats are made with no white sugar, no grains, and no dairy – just 100%

Healthy Holiday Sweet Potato Casserole

There’s just nothing like a homemade sweet potato casserole during the holidays… it’s almost like dessert (but healthy!) I always use fresh sweet potatoes or yams to make this casserole, and NE

Take a healthy snack wherever you go… (Protein Powder Travel Packs!)

What’s the hardest time to stick to your healthy habits? For me, it’s when I’m either pressed for time, on the go, or in a place with no healthy food options. Especially this time of year, when

Take A Peek Inside My New Book Feeding You Lies (plus a special announcement)

The book jacket for the hardcover version of Feeding You Lies was just finalized and I am so happy about getting this book out into the world. And I want you to be the first to see it! Here’s wha

How The Food Industry Tries to Silence Us (My Appearance on CNN…)

I got a request to be on CNN last Sunday night asking me to discuss the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak. But here’s the crazy thing… My appearance on national TV really pissed off some people. A

How To Travel With A Baby & Still Eat Organic Food

One of the biggest joys in my life is traveling. Now that I’m a mom, that hasn’t changed – and even more so, as I want to show my daughter the world. I have taken a lot of trips since she has b

The Crazy Thing We Are Doing At Truvani This Week

I just unloaded a few huge boxes of decorations from my garage, and yes, I know it’s a couple days before Thanksgiving, but the holidays are almost here, and I want to get ready! But first… I wan


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