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Do You Know What’s Inside Your Herbal Medicine?

5 Dec 2019

Can we find 15,000 taxonomists willing to work around the clock? I write this because there are a lot of species out there that need to be properly identified, but apparently a taxonomist (a person...

What's the Deal with Apple Cider Vinegar?

29 Nov 2019

There are plenty of books, pamphlets and ads promoting apple cider vinegar as a “nutritional power house” that fights cancer, curbs arthritis, reduces blood pressure, dissolves fat, cleans out “bad...

Can Bitter Melon Treat Type 2 Diabetes?

21 Jun 2018

What on Earth is bitter melon? Good question. I certainly didn’t know before researching this article. Let’s start with some basics.

Profiting from Nature

5 Jun 2018

When you walk through the gates of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London, you enter a living pharmacy.  But instead of finding shelves with bottles, you’ll find beds of plants with intriguing signs...

Pharmacies That Blur the Line Between Sense and Nonsense

26 Apr 2018

I was technically on vacation but when I saw the words “integrative pharmacy”, I knew I had to take a look....

The Food Babe has No Idea how Physiology Works

22 Feb 2018

Our good friend the Food Babe has published an interesting piece of pseudoscience writing entitled ‘Are Natural Flavors Really That Bad? (MUST WATCH)’. If you’re looking for the quick answer to...

Can baking soda really absorb odors in the fridge?

30 Oct 2017

Smells of course are caused by volatile compounds which stimulate receptors in our nose. There is a large variety of such compounds with a great diversity of molecular structures. But many of the...

A 100% Success Rate Cure for Asthma? Sounds a bit fishy

23 Jun 2017

Asthma is a terrible affliction, often triggered by allergies. Sufferers will do almost anything to avoid the suffocating feeling it causes. Even swallowing fish! Yet, that is exactly what almost...

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