Red Meat: Healthy, Hazardous, or Harmless?

Does less red meat mean better health? Should health authorities, like the World Health Organization, continue to send this message? The latest scientific reviews on …

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Cultivate a Healthy Gut Microbiome

The trillions of microscopic roomates in your gut are eagerly awaiting your next meal. Learn about the link between your food and your gut microbiota (and microbiome).

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Intermittent Fasting: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Intermittent fasting is one of today’s hottest weight loss trends. Hubby and I share the good, bad, and the ugly truths about this diet after an 8 week self-experiment.

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How much Caffeine Is Too much?

Understanding how much caffeine is safe may nudge you to go decaf, or simply give you peace of mind. It can also teach you how to approach safety assessments like a scientist.

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Dear Scientific American, Vegetables are Not Toxic. Down With Fake News!

According to the Scientific American, “Broccoli Is Dying. Corn Is Toxic”. This article is dead wrong on many levels. Boost your scientific information literacy in this case study of unreliable reporting.

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Faux Meat Burgers and Your Health: Facts and Fallacies

Everything you want to know- and more- about the new meatlike veggie burgers. Are they healthy? Are they safe? Do they count as veggies?

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A Balanced Look At The Beyond Burger

Beyond Meat’s insane IPO suggests a lot of hope and promise in these burger mimics. Learn how they compare to beef healthwise, environmentally, and otherwise.

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Beef Versus the Bloody Plant-Based Impossible Burger.

Impossible burgers are impossibly meaty. Is it truly possible to deliver the upsides of meat without the downsides? Get the scoop on how they stack up against their moo-muse.

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Vitamin B12: Needs and Sources For Vegans and Omnivores

Vitamin B12 is one nutrient you don’t want to mess with. It’s a common issue for vegans, but can also crop up in certain high-risk omnivores. Learn about needs, sources, and testing.

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Choosing an Olive Oil

Olive oil is delicious, versatile, and has as a strong health track record. This article guides you through the sea of options, from pricey cold-pressed extra virgin through affordable light olive oil.

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Quick Guide to Cooking Oils

There is no one perfect oil to rule them all. The best we can do is learn to find the best oil (or other fat source) to suit our needs, balancing health, taste, price, and performance.

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Are Refined Vegetable Oils Toxic?

Do refined vegetable oils deserve their toxic reputation? Learn why oils are refined, and take a balanced look at their pros and cons.

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