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The Right Chemistry: Leaded Coffee

4 Mar 2021

Video of Dr. Joe Schwarcz on the use of the term “leaded coffee Dr. Joe Schwarcz on the use of the term “leaded coffee".

Why does coffee make you poop?

26 Jun 2020

If you're anything like me, you can't start your day without a cup of coffee. However, if you're anything like me, about 20 minutes after that first cup has been drained, you can be found sitting...

My Dog Ate Chocolate and He Was Fine, so What’s the Big Deal?

23 Aug 2019

If you ask a dog owner what dogs cannot eat, they’ll list some foods like onions, garlic, rhubarb, grapes and chocolate. (As an aside, if they say grains, don’t listen to them.) Dogs' inability to...

Is coffee having an effect on my iron absorption?

10 May 2019

Iron is an essential dietary nutrient needed for the formation of hemoglobin, the complex protein that transports oxygen through the bloodstream and delivers it to cells where the oxygen is needed...

Combining Caffeine With Alcohol Can Be A Problem

27 Mar 2019

On March 1, 2018 the body of teenager Athena Gervais was discovered face down in a creek in the Montreal suburb of Laval. The coroner’s report of the case was just made public and concludes that...

The Right Chemistry: The history of decaffeinated coffee

14 Sep 2018

Video of Dr. Joe Schwarcz discusses the history of decaffeinated coffee

Why is there a bull on the "Red Bull" logo?

19 Jul 2018

While it is true that taurine was originally isolated from bull semen, it is now produced synthetically. This compound is an “aminosulfonic acid” that is widely distributed in the human body and...

Caffeine is considered a hard drug and cannabis a soft one?

29 Nov 2017

If you ask almost anyone if they know what a hard drug is, they’ll nod enthusiastically. Ask them to define a hard vs a soft drug however and the nodding might stop.

Are We All Addicted to Caffeine?

2 Oct 2017

It’s Monday morning. You blink your tired eyes awake, pull your body out of bed, and drag yourself into the kitchen. If the only thing on your mind is how quickly you can get a cup of coffee to...

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