The Evolutionary Origins of Psychedelics
Humans rely on a bevy of strange natural chemicals to liven up our food and drink, to endure pain, and to change our perspective. We use caffeine from coffee, tea, and yerba mate to stimulate our bodies and minds, capsaicin from red pepper flakes or isothiocyanates in horseradish or wasabi to enliven our food with spice, and codeine or morphine to endure the pain of injuries and surgeries. Lately, though, some have also turned to psychedelics like psilocybin to change their perspectives. In fact, researchers are beginning to test if they could serve as new treatments for mental health disorders. [time-brightcove not-tgx...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Whiteman Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Recipe: mabodofu don (spicy tofu and pork over rice) by Sylvan Mishima Brackett
Mabodofu is the Japanese version of the Chinese dish mapo tofu, said Sylvan Mishima Brackett. It gets its distinctive flavour from tobanjan, a Japanese-made Sichuan-style paste of fermented broad beans and chilli peppers, which is available in most Japanese grocery shops. And you should choose the…#mabodofu #tobanjan #sichuan #2 #cut #heat #add #rintarojapanesefood #izakaya #hardiegrant (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tongue-twisters could be used to gauge alcohol-intoxication levels, study finds
Method could be used to stop people from unlocking cars or to support bartenders serving alcoholWhether it is the story of Peter Piper and his pickled peppers or a woman selling sea shells on the seashore, tongue-twisters tackled when sober can sound rather different after a drink.Now researchers believe such changes, in particular those relating to pitch and frequency, could be used to alert people to their level of intoxication.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 9, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Alcohol Society Science Research US news UK news Source Type: news

Music Stocks Adjust to a Slower Tempo
The music industry is humming along nicely. That won’t make the hangover from rock-bottom interest rates any easier for some music stocks. Shareholders at Hipgnosis , a London-listed song catalog fund that owns rights to tracks by Shakira, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and others, voted against giving…#hipgnosis (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP recommends best foods to reduce your risk of vision loss - 'Nutrition is key'
From dark green kale to bright yellow peppers, a doctor has shared the best foods to stave off vision loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Watch the Global Citizen Festival Live Online
The Global Citizen Festival is back at Central Park today for another free concert, with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ms. Lauryn Hill set as the day’s headliners. Megan Thee Stallion, Anitta and Jungkook of BTS are also on the day’s bill. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. ET but if you can’t enjoy…#centralpark #laurynhill #megantheestallion #globalcitizens #powerourplanetlive #billieeilish #jonbatiste #lennykravitz #benharper #eiffeltower (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 23, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenager who died after trying Paqui ’s ‘One Chip Challenge’ was following a social media promotion from a $1.6 billion Hershey unit
The Carolina Reaper and the Naga Viper are two of the world’s hottest peppers. The former averages about 1.6 million Scoville units and the Naga Viper stands only a bit less at 1.3 million. (This metric is named after scientist Wilbur Scoville, who determined how to measure a pepper’s pungency and…#wilburscoville #paqui #hersheycompany #onechipchallenge #massachusetts #harriswolobah #bostonglobe #loiswolobah #times #massachusettsoffice (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 7, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unregulated Agrochemicals Harm Health of Rural Residents in Central America
Medardo Pérez, 60, sprays paraquat, a potent herbicide, to kill the weeds growing in his corn crop in the San Isidro canton of the municipality of Santa María Ostuma, in central El Salvador. Most small farmers in Central America use this and other agrochemicals on their crops, just as agribusiness does on monocultures such as bananas, pineapples, coffee and sugar cane. CREDIT: Edgardo Ayala / IPSBy Edgardo AyalaSANTA MARÍA OSTUMA, El Salvador , Aug 21 2023 (IPS) In his green cornfield, Salvadoran farmer Medardo Pérez set about filling the hand-held spray pump that hangs on his back, with the right mixture of water and ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 21, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Edgardo Ayala Tags: Conservation Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food and Agriculture Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Regional Categories Agrochemicals Costa Rica El Salvador Glyphosate Guatemala Pesticides Source Type: news

Huy Fong Foods' sriracha shortage has been ongoing for three years. Here's why it could have been prevented
Huy Fong Foods' sriracha hot sauce, in the green-capped bottle with the rooster label, has been hard to find for the past few years. In July 2020, the company sent an email to customers saying it was experiencing a shortage of the jalapeño chili peppers that are a main ingredient of the sauce. In…#huyfongfoods #amazon #underwoodranches #craigunderwood #venturacounty #huyfong #davidtran #janewells #newmexico #mexico (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protect Your Heart with Natural Vitamin A
Vitamin A is best known for helping you see better, especially at night. But this often-overlooked nutrient has dozens of other health benefits. Your muscles, immune system, lungs, and kidneys all use it, and your liver stores it to use in an emergency. And now scientists have discovered that vitamin A also activates a stockpile of previously unknown, heart-healing cells inside your pericardium, the fluid-filled sac that surrounds your heart.1,2 First, the researchers discovered that these special cells – a subtype of white blood cells called macrophages – helped heal the hearts of mice. Then they discovered we have th...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - August 9, 2023 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jacob Tags: Anti-Aging Health Source Type: news

Extreme Heat Is Endangering America ’ s Workers —And Its Economy
This project was supported by the Pulitzer Center 7 A.M.: COPELAND FARMS—ROCHELLE, GA Just after dawn on a recent July day in Rochelle, Ga., Silvia Moreno Ayala steps into a pair of sturdy work pants, slips on a long-sleeved shirt, and slathers her face and hands with sunscreen. She drapes a flowered scarf over her wide-brimmed hat to protect her neck and back from the punishing rays of the sun. There isn’t much she can do about the humidity, however. Morning is supposed to be the coolest part of the day, but sweat is already pooling in her rubber boots. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker / Georgia Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything feature healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The truth about nightshades: four online myths about potatoes, tomatoes and aubergines
Is this popular family of plants really toxic? Many TikTok influencers seem to think so. Here, dietary experts set the facts straightTikTok might be the perfect place to learn the latest viral dance moves, but it is certainly not an oracle when it comes to health advice. While it can be a useful source of fun recipes and food ideas, it is also a hotbed of misinformation about what to eat – and what not to eat.The latest foods in the line of fire are nightshades – a family of plants that includes potatoes, aubergines, peppers, chillies, goji berries and tomatoes. Despite the widespread popularity of nightshades, some ce...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Lizzie Cernik Tags: Health & wellbeing Food Vegetables Vegetarian food and drink Potatoes Tomatoes TikTok Social media Life and style Fruit Source Type: news

When It ’ s This Hot, What Should You Eat?
As temperatures continue to climb in what could become the northern hemisphere’s hottest summer on record, the summer of 2023 is all about finding any way to stay cool. And that includes turning to foods that will hopefully provide a little relief. While not a panacea for the heat, body-cooling foods and no-cook diets could help to lower body temperature and make record-breaking heat waves a little more bearable.. Living safely in consistently hot climates means staying hydrated, especially with chilled drinks or fruits. But there are other, more physiologically based—and even surprising—ways to make your...
Source: TIME: Health - July 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized climate change Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

This Grumpy Teddy Bear Won ’t Share Ed Sheeran’s Hot Sauce
Close your eyes and think of a hot sauce brand. What do you see? Skulls and crossbones? Flames and grim reapers? Red Peppers? What about a teddy bear? In the first spot to promote his Tingly Ted's hot sauce range, "a dip designed to make you smile, not sweat," musician Ed Sheeran is teamed up...#tinglyted #edsheeran (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Some High or Low FODMAPs Foods?
Discussion FODMAPs is an acronym standing for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. It is a diet strategy which has shown improvement for some adult patients with functional abdominal pain including some with irritable bowel syndrome. The evidence in pediatrics is murky and more well-designed studies are needed; however such studies are difficult to complete. In general, there are 3 phases to this dietary strategy: Avoidance of all high FODMAP foods for 2-6 weeks. In some adult studies there has been improvement in 1 week. Especially in the pediatric age group, some people will only res...
Source: - June 12, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news