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Should I pop my blister?

23 Jan 2020

If you’re someone who likes to hike, bike, garden, run or do pretty much any physical activity, you’re likely quite familiar with getting blisters.

Why is Chanukah referred to as the "Festival of Lights"?

9 Dec 2019

Around 175 BC, Israel came under the rule of the Syrian King Antiochus who wanted to obliterate the Jewish religion. Judah, leader of the Maccabees, a group of Jewish warriors, led a revolution...

Can one rotten apple really spoil the whole barrel?

3 Dec 2019

Is there any truth to the expression, "one rotten apple spoils the whole barrel"? You bet. Because once an apple is rotten or has physical damage, (ie a bruise), it produces ethylene, which in turn...

How can I make the perfect French fry?

29 Nov 2019

So, you’re tired of eating lousy french fries. You’re sick of those limp dark brown grease sponges. What can you do? Make them! Let’s for a moment forget nutrition and health. In this area, french...

Does the ingredient cocamidopropyl betaine, found in some personal care products, cause dermatitis?

25 Oct 2019

Cocamidopropyl betaine is a “surfactant” that can be found in shampoos, hand soaps and some cosmetics. These are molecules that congregate at the surface of substances that would not normally mix,...

Does Taking “Colloidal Silver” Have Health Benefits?

11 Oct 2019

It’s a wonder these days that anyone ever gets sick. If you look through magazines, watch infomercials on TV or cruise the Internet you can have your pick of cure-alls. A variety of dietary...

Is Kosher soap unsafe because it contains lye?

23 Aug 2019

Shira Cohen is studying Nutrition at the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University, specializing in Global Nutrition. 

Does Drinking Kombucha Have any Health Benefits?

15 Aug 2019

Shira Cohen is studying Nutrition at the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University, specializing in Global Nutrition. ...

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