Natural food sources of vitamins
Health And Fitness

How We Deal with Vitamin Deficiency and Overdose

February 22, 2019

Vitamins are crucial to a nutritional diet, but too much or too little of each can lead to serious health problems. Which foods provide the best sources of vitamins, how much is recommended of each and what happens when we stray from the recommended doses? […]

Health And Fitness

What are the Health Benefits of Qigong?

April 27, 2018

Qi is the Chinese word for the energy of life, and the ability to manipulate this energy is at the heart of a great many Asian martial arts. But what are the Health Benefits of Qigong? […]

People Buying Fresh Local Vegetable From a Farmers Market
Health And Fitness

Food Science and Nutrition Myths: Is Organic Food Better for Us?

April 20, 2018

One question that comes up is whether organic produce is more nutritious than conventionally farmed produce? An organic label does not say anything directly about the final product, only about the production method. So, does that mean it is inherently healthier for us? […]

Lance Armstrong in 2005 Tour De France (Image: By Bjarte Hetland - Self-photographed/Public domain)
Health And Fitness

Performance-Enhancing Drugs: The Lance Armstrong Doping Scandal

April 6, 2018

America’s most well-known cyclist of the recent past is, no doubt, Lance Armstrong. Born in Texas, Armstrong turned pro in 1992 at age 21, and within the next few years, won major competitions, including stages within the Tour de France. Few foresaw the disgraceful path his career would soon take, tainted by the abuse of performance-enhancing drugs. […]

men and women trapped inside pill capsules being emptied from a pill bottle (Image: By ah_designs/Shutterstock)
Health And Fitness

The Science of Addiction: Why Are Opioids So Addictive?

January 22, 2018

The opioid crisis is very real, and very deadly. And if we want to stop it, or at least reduce the damage, we need to understand how these drugs work at a biological and neural level. What Are Opioids? How do they produce the effects that they produce? Why are they so addictive? And is there anything we can do to counteract their effects? […]

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Medicine and Disease

Fentanyl and The Dangers of Synthetic Opioids

January 22, 2018

Drug overdose deaths have skyrocketed in the United States over the last few decades, creating what we now know as the opioid crisis. For example, in 1968, a little over 5,000 people died from a drug overdose in the US. In 1990, that number had grown to about 8400. But why are opioids, like fentanyl, so dangerous? […]

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