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An entire area of shocking health and beauty myths you probably didn’t know about.

Does Ginkgo Biloba help your memory?

Ginkgo Biloba is one of the oldest tree species in the world. This popular supplement in its dried green leaf form, is one of the top selling herbal medicines in capsule, tablets and liquid. People selling it claim the therapeutic properties of the plant include improved eye health and memory problems as well as treatment for blood disorders and enhancement of cardiovascular function by providing protection against oxidative cell damage… Read More »Does Ginkgo Biloba help your memory?

What should you do if you’re stung by a jellyfish?

Are you supposed to pee on a jelllyfish sting? I think we’ve all seen that show where a group of friends head to the beach and one gets stung by a jellyfish. The solution…pee. But since that is television and not reality, there’s no point in peeing on a sting since, according to science, it doesn’t work anyway. That’s right. Peeing on a jellyfish sting does not relieve the pain,… Read More »What should you do if you’re stung by a jellyfish?

The toxic truth about nail polish

If you’re a polish lover and a mani-pedi fan, we may not be friends after this since the truth is nail polish is loaded with toxic chemicals. Perhaps you’ve seen nail polish labeled toxic free or even three-free (five-free and even 10-free). This refers to the lineup of toxic chemicals found in nail polish. When you see three-free, for example, manufacturers are advertising that their product is free of the… Read More »The toxic truth about nail polish

Which salt is healthiest, sea salt or regular salt?

I live in a region where sea salt is the go-to salt in so many different forms, it can take ages to choose one from the shelf. The salt choices are all so neatly packaged and range in granular size and shades of color from white to rose. That level of pretty packaging is also reflected in the (sometimes hefty) price. We have a belief that exotic salts like sea… Read More »Which salt is healthiest, sea salt or regular salt?

Brown food choices that are not always better

You’re on your way to buy groceries and are wondering why is brown food better than white? When we think healthy in terms of color, we tend to navigate toward foods that are brown as opposed to white, since brown (natural) are supposed to be better than white (bleached). While more times than not it is a good rule of thumb, it’s not always the case. Let’s take a quick… Read More »Brown food choices that are not always better

Are whey protein shakes bad for you?

We’ve all seen protein shakes advertised as a way to become leaner and stronger, especially when combined with resistance exercises, but is the extra protein necessary? Are protein shakes even a healthy choice? The answer, according to several medical sources, remains inconsistent. The results of testing on dozens of powdered protein brands showed many of them contained unhealthy levels of heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic and even… Read More »Are whey protein shakes bad for you?

Is there any real cheese in Cheez Whiz?

Although Kraft’s ingredient list says their spreadable product does contain cheese, it is not considered an actual cheese product according to FDA standards since it is a shelf-stable product that contains numerous added ingredients such as emulsifiers and flavor enhancers. This holds true for all processed cheese flavored products, cheese foods and cheese spreads which, according to the FDA, must be labeled as such. According to Kraft, the company that… Read More »Is there any real cheese in Cheez Whiz?

Is there such a thing as caffeine free coffee?

You’re not serious! Caffeine-free coffee isn’t actually caffeine free?! That’s right folks! All caffeine coffee contains some percentage of caffeine. While the amount of caffeine in each decaffeinated coffee product will differ form brand to brand, they will all contain some level of caffeine. A decaffeinated coffee product will contain 3% of its original level of caffeine, meaning the decaffeinating process eliminates only 97%. According to Healthline, on average, an… Read More »Is there such a thing as caffeine free coffee?