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Clean Drinking Water, The Most Vital Nutrient
I am grateful for NYC's water.
The Stoic Answer to Stress
“What does not kill me makes me stronger,” the 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche famously said. The ancient Stoics taught this idea in detail.
Iron, the Natural Way
Iron supplements may do more harm than good. Getting your iron from your diet, especially seafood such as oysters and scallops, is likely a better choice.
Why Aren’t We Eating Our Vegetables?
We’re suckers for the food industry’s temptations—hyperpalatable processed foods built on subsidized oils.
How William James encourages us to believe in the possible
Inspiration from the turn of the century philosopher.
Arsenic in drinking water may damage the heart
Arsenic, a toxic substance that can enter the body through water and food, may thicken the walls of the heart's main pumping chamber, a new study shows. That damage can eventually lead to heart failure.
How Trump Can Help Millions Hear
Op-ed asking for regulation to cut the price of hearing aids
New Devices Use Electricity to Provide Treatment Without Drugs
Electrical stimulation device for the vagus nerve is now approved for migraines and Crohn's.
The Green-Eyed Pooch
Are dogs really jealous? Their owners think so and science backs them up.
Fish Roe: Not Just for the Czars
Oh caviar! Oh the Czars! Many cultures have long recognized fish roe as the ultimate superfood.
A Joan for Our Time: Talking with Mark Alpert
Saint Joan of New York is a retelling of the Joan of Arc story, but this time the heroine is a contemporary New York City high school student. My interview with author Mark Alpert.
Optimize your hearing aids for music
For many people, hearing aids alone can make music more enjoyable.
Omega 3s May Lower Youths’ Addiction Risk
If your brood consumes omega-3 rich salmon and sardines, you’re in luck. A growing body of evidence suggests that diets rich in these nutrients lower their chance of addiction.
The Body Electric
Electrodes work for a range of ailments, from heart trouble and epilepsy to chronic pain and depression.
Chocolate Is Good For Your Heart
Packed with antioxidants, the dark variety may cut blood pressure, lower insulin resistance and calm responses to stress.