Brain Food: How to Eat Smart

It’s common to resolve to lose weight, but any sane person dreads a diet’s dulling effect on the brain. In fact, many studies have shown that counting calories, carbs or fat grams, is truly distracting to the point that it taxes short-term memory. But how...

Aspartame: The Dangers of Using Artificial Sweetener

Scientifically known as 1-aspartyl 1-phenylalanine methyl ester, consumers recognize aspartame in the forms of Equal, NutraSweet and Spoonful. Aspartame has three components: phenylalanine (50 percent), aspartic acid (40 percent) and methanol, also termed wood alcohol...