How Many Poppy Seeds Are Too Many?
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Overdosing on Poppy Seeds

The opium poppy used to make heroin is the same opium poppy used to make muffins and bagels. Does this mean that poppy seed muffin we may have had for breakfast contained a powerful narcotic? The idea that poppy seeds could serve as the source of appreciable amounts of codeine/morphine was not...

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Why Plant-Based Might be the Healthiest Diet for Weight Control
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The Healthiest Diet for Weight Control

We know that vegetarians tend to be slimmer, but there’s a perception that veg diets may somehow be deficient in nutrients. So how’s this for a simple study, profiled in my video Nutrient-Dense Approach to Weight Management: an analysis of the diets of 13,000 people, comparing the nutrient...

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Why Athletes Should Eat More Nutritional Yeast
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Why Athletes Should Eat Nutritional Yeast

Does powering up at the gym also power up our immune system? Research has shown that moderate exercise improves immunity and decreases illness rates. According to an article in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, “the most important finding that has emerged from exercise immunology...

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