Current Health News

May 27, 2019 - Issue 4669

Shocking News About Beans, Peas and Potatoes

glyphosate used as desiccant

May 27, 2019

Don't think you're off the hook just because you're opting for organic. When testing eight of the most popular pea protein brands sold on Amazon, one organic brand was found to contain more of this toxin than conventional brands.

Why a Calorie Is Not a Calorie

a calorie is not a calorie

May 27, 2019

Not all calories are created equal. Recent research from the National Institutes of Health demonstrates ultraprocessed foods increase your risk of obesity in several ways. I'll share simple methods to improve your nutrition.

5-HTP Is Helpful for Mitochondrial Biogenesis

5 htp for mitochondrial biogenesis

May 27, 2019

Scientists have discovered that 5-HTP, an amino acid your body produces naturally, generates mitochondria in a process called mitochondrial biogenesis. It's also a precursor for serotonin, which regulates mood, reduces cellular reactive oxygen species, boosts antioxidant enzymes, enhances mitochondrial function and is powerfully effective in neuroprotection.

Weekly Health Quiz: Bees, Sunscreen and Autism

week 80 health quiz

May 27, 2019

Take this week's quiz to see how well you remember what you read on last week.