Pomegranate’s Performance-Boosting Potential Confirmed

Pomegranate’s Performance-Boosting Potential Confirmed

Pomegranate extract provides a natural way to boost athletic performance, increasing the time to exhaustion by more than 1.5 minutes among a group of amateur cyclists. Could pomegranate give you a similar athletic improvement? Pomegranate, the “jewel of winter,” is one fruit you should have on your radar if you’re interested in boosting your physical…

Honey Plus Coffee Beats Steroid for Treating Cough

Honey Plus Coffee Beats Steroid for Treating Cough

One of modern medicine’s most celebrated ‘miracle drugs’ are steroids, but a recent double-blind, randomized clinical trial found that honey plus coffee outperformed prednisolone in treating symptoms of post-infectious, persistent cough.  A remarkable study looking at natural alternatives to medications found that compared to a systemic steroid, a combination of honey and coffee was superior…

The Rise of ‘Seaganism’: As Another Diet Fad Enters the Market So Does Food Propaganda

The Rise of ‘Seaganism’: As Another Diet Fad Enters the Market So Does Food Propaganda

While the news landscape might be a noisy hybrid of information war and geopolitics, the dairy, seafood and meat industries are wanting to make a point about misinformation too. It seems every month a new diet is preached to us on television and in glossy magazines; the latest fad to get us all thinner and…

Microplastics Harming Our Drinking Water is a Major Environmental Challenge

Microplastics Harming Our Drinking Water is a Major Environmental Challenge

Plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles, causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic systems, finds research from the University of Surrey and Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials. Led by Dr Judy Lee and Marie Enfrin from the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of…