Health

milk

Milk Doesn't Make You Phlegmier, OK?

It's unclear where this dairy-maligning myth started, but it's time to banish it once and for all, a new study says.
Lauren Rothman
9.11.18
spicy food

Can Too Much Spicy Food Ruin Your Taste Buds? I Asked a Chile Expert

As a hot sauce obsessive, I had to know.
Adam Rothbarth
8.6.18
Cheese

Excellent News: Cheese Is Healthier Than We Thought

Our whole life has been a lie!!
Lauren Rothman
7.25.18
Health

Why Expensive, Organic Stuff at Health Food Stores Is Often Bad For You, Too

We spoke with author and nutritionist Kristin Lawless about her new book and how kale chips won't be what saves us from our messed up food system.
Lauren Rothman
7.12.18
coffee

Starbucks Blames 'Health & Wellness Trend' for Declining Sales of Frappuccinos

If only people could just ignore the fact that they're drinking 63 grams of sugar with their breakfast.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.22.18
Barbecue

Your Skin May Be Absorbing Harmful Compounds From BBQ Smoke

Doubt it will stop anyone from hovering over the grill, but don't say we didn't warn ya.
Lauren Rothman
5.25.18
diet

I Used to Hate People with Food Allergies. Then I Became One.

The road from gluttonous food writer to cautious, Paleo patient meant swallowing my pride and judgement toward picky eaters.
Lauren Rothman
5.3.18
Health

Growing Food Is Part of the Program at This Teen Mental Health Facility

Therapy at Newport Academy includes learning to think about the future in positive terms. Nurturing vegetables to maturity is one way.
Jacob Dean
4.11.18
Health

Scientists Shoot Down Ocean Spray's Claims that Cranberry Juice Cures UTIs

Folk remedy or nonsense? Scientists are leaning toward the latter.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.19.18
Orange Juice

The Flu Is So Bad This Year that Orange Juice Sales Are Spiking

Too bad there's flimsy evidence that it can actually prevent you from getting sick.
Mayukh Sen
2.9.18
Fast Food

McDonald's Fries Might Make a Mouse Furrier, But They Probably Won't Cure Your Baldness

We will never again eat McDonald's fries without thinking about patchy-ass mice.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.6.18
WTF

Scientists Say Don't Listen to Gwyneth Paltrow's Advice to Put Coffee in Your Butt

Goop says putting a latte in your bum bum will make you feel great, but medical professionals think otherwise.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.9.18