Everything About Fat

Probably More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Fat and Thought You Already Knew, But Didn’t Ideas seem to have a way of ingraining themselves in mass consciousness such that it is difficult, if not impossible, to uproot them. Get enough people behind an idea...

Why We Get Fat – and What to do About it

Of all the dangerous ideas that health officials could have embraced while trying to understand why we get fat, they would have been hard-pressed to find one ultimately more damaging than calories-in/calories-out. That it reinforces what appears to be so obvious...

Why salt doesn’t deserve its bad rap

For something that’s so often mixed with anti-caking agents, salt takes a lot of lumps in the American imagination. Like fat, people tend to think of it as an unnecessary additive — something to be avoided by seeking out processed foods that are...

Toxic Mercury in Found in Skin-Lightening Creams

Minnesota health officials warned consumers to stop using the products, which are extremely dangerous. They have names like Fasco Herbal Cream and FC Lemon Herbal Whitening Cream. And they’re widely sold in local immigrant communities, with labels saying they...