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Digestive Enzymes: Weight Loss Supplement?

22 Nov 2018

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Somebody (usually on the internet) told you that in order to improve your digestive health you need to buy (also usually from the internet) some digestive...

Why does lettuce turn brown?

11 Oct 2018

That’s an interesting question. How lettuce turns brown is well known. But why this happens is a different story. Lets deal with the how first. The chemistry that takes place when lettuce leaves...

How does milk become "lactose-free"?

26 Jul 2018

So you’re walking down the refrigerated section of the grocery store and you see all the milks lined up. You got the 3.5s, the 2s, and those watery skims. But then you see some different coloured...

The Hippocrates Health Institute Dispenses Unhealthy Advice

20 Mar 2017

Do parents have a right to make a decision about how a minor’s cancer is to be treated? Or not treated? This is not just a hypothetical question, it is a very current one. Acute lymphoblastic...

Chemistry Lesson for The Food Babe… and everyone else #23: Detoxes

20 Mar 2017

These days an array of books, magazines, websites and numerous bloggers promote a variety of flakey “detox” schemes. Our pal Vani believes in a concoction made from celery, cilantro, cucumber,...

Hereditary Fructose Intolerance

20 Mar 2017

Most of us can hardly wait to finish our dinner so that we can plunge into the dessert and satisfy our craving for sweets. We threaten to withhold dessert from our children until they polish off...

Goldenseal

20 Mar 2017

During the Civil War northern forces blocked a number of Confederate ports. One of the consequences of the blockade was a dire shortage of cinchona bark imported from South America. The bark was in...

Weighing the benefits of tea

20 Mar 2017

“Get in here and sit your ass down!”...

Leukemia Needs Chemotherapy, Not "Live Enzyme Treatment"

20 Mar 2017

Do parents have a right to make a decision about how a minor’s cancer is to be treated? Or not treated? This is not just a hypothetical question, it is a very current one. Acute lymphoblastic...

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