Monthly Archives: June 2018

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System

TIME Health By Alexandra Sifferlin June 19, 2018 The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full… Read more »

To Rinse Or Not To Rinse: How Washing Some Foods Can Help You Avoid Illness

Eating And Health June 13, 2018 Jill Neimark This spring, millions of Americans worried that salad was no longer safe to eat: The U.S. was hit by the largest E. coli outbreak in a decade, with 172 people in 32 states sickened by contaminated romaine lettuce. Eighty-nine of those individuals were hospitalized, and at least… Read more »

Experts: High drug prices are forcing patients to make risky choices

FierceHealthcare by Paige Minemyer Jun 18, 2018 The “broken” drug pricing system in the U.S. is forcing some patients to make decisions that can negatively impact their health, experts warn. Sameer Awsare, M.D., an internist and associate executive director for The Permanente Medical Group, said an example of this is one of his congestive heart… Read more »

How Often Should I Clean My Phone?

  By Markham Heid June 13, 2018 The world is a giant petri dish. You and everything you come into contact with are carpeted with bacteria—so there’s no escaping microorganisms. The good news is that the vast majority of them are either benign or beneficial. That’s true even of those infamous “fecal bacteria.” While a… Read more »

Is It Possible To Eat Too Much Fruit?

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was, briefly and famously, an ardent fruitarian—meaning he ate a diet composed primarily of fruit, which he believed would cleanse his body of harmful fluids. Just as famously, the actor Ashton Kutcher tried adopting Jobs’s fruit-centric diet, until he ended up in the hospital with an out-of-whack pancreas.