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Specialists warn about risks of cannabis edibles

Specialists warn about risks of cannabis edibles

As cannabis edibles become legal in an increasing number of countries, medical experts are warning people about the possible health risks that these may pose to consumers, as well as their family members. Share on PinterestCannabis edibles do not come without health risks, researchers caution. The use of cannabis — for medical and, sometimes, recreational […]

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What is the Dr. Sebi diet, and does it work?

What is the Dr. Sebi diet, and does it work?

This controversial and strict plant-based diet was created by the late Dr. Sebi. Proponents claim that it reduces the risk of disease when coupled with specific supplements sold on the diet’s website. Dr. Sebi believed that mucus and acidity caused disease. He held that eating certain foods and avoiding others could detoxify the body, achieving […]

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A guide to 16:8 intermittent fasting

A guide to 16:8 intermittent fasting

16:8 intermittent fasting, which people sometimes call the 16:8 diet or 16:8 plan, is a popular type of fasting. People who follow this eating plan will fast for 16 hours a day and consume all of their calories during the remaining 8 hours. Suggested benefits of the 16:8 plan include weight loss and fat loss, […]

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Which is better: Bottled water or tap water?

Which is better: Bottled water or tap water?

With awareness of the environmental impact of plastic bottles increasing, more and more people are now questioning the advantages of tap water over bottled water. Some people may wonder which option is safer, or which tastes better. However, there are also a range of other factors to consider when choosing between bottled water and tap […]

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Vegan fast food: 33 plant-based options

Vegan fast food: 33 plant-based options

With veganism on the rise, there are now more plant-based food options available in supermarkets and restaurants than there ever has been before. Fast food venues are also catching on to the surge in demand for plant-based offerings. As a result, people following a vegan diet can now choose from a wide array of fast […]

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Why caffeine may limit weight gain

Why caffeine may limit weight gain

Consuming caffeine may offset some unhealthful consequences of an obesity-inducing diet, according to a new study in rats. Share on PinterestCaffeine could counter some weight gain resulting from a diet high in fat and sugar. Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fed rats a high-fat, high-sugar diet. They then gave some of the […]

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Should we all be eating more protein?

Should we all be eating more protein?

A recent review and meta-analysis investigating protein intake conclude that consuming the recommended daily allowance is fine for most people, most of the time. However, more protein is not necessarily beneficial. Share on PinterestProtein supplements are increasingly popular. Many of us enthusiastically indulge in holiday treats, which means that come New Year’s Day, beginning a […]

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A guide to the best probiotics

A guide to the best probiotics

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. There are many different types of probiotic and many brands to choose from. For this reason, it can be difficult to know which probiotic is best for different situations. The best probiotics for a person can […]

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Can the keto diet treat epilepsy?

Can the keto diet treat epilepsy?

The keto diet is low in carbohydrates and protein and very high in fat. Evidence suggests that it can reduce the frequency of seizures, and some people with epilepsy who follow the diet stop experiencing seizures altogether. Typically, people who try the diet for this purpose are also taking antiepileptic medications. However, the keto diet […]

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What are the differences between cage-free, free-range, and pasture-raised eggs?

What are the differences between cage-free, free-range, and pasture-raised eggs?

“Cage-free,” “pasture-raised,” and “free-range” describe different methods of egg production. Essentially, these terms refer to the differing levels of animal welfare standards that farmers use on their farms. There are no solid definitions of what constitutes cage, cage-free, free-range, or pasture-raised eggs. Often, certification programs offer the best indication of how farmers keep their hens, […]