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Challenges of human nutrition research – Science Magazine

In 1945, a domiciled feeding study carried out at the University of Minnesota involved participants being fed a semistarvation diet. PHOTO: WALLACE KIRKLAND/THE LIFE PICTURE COLLECTION VIA GETTY IMAGES Nutrition is fundamentally important for human health (1), but there is widespread public confusion about what constitutes a healthy diet. Flip-flopping headlines report conflicting information about… Read More »

Dopamine fasting: Misunderstanding science spawns a maladaptive fad

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Dopamine is a neurotransmitter involved in the body’s system for reward and pleasure. A recent trend has people avoiding stimulating activities in the belief that doing so allows the body to reset from being overstimulated, but the original idea has been misunderstood and wrongly applied. The post Dopamine fasting: Misunderstanding… Read More »

What is the Science of Meditation?

Meditation is a centuries-old practice of getting in touch with one’s self, observing thoughts without judgment, and finding peace and ease with the present moment. Despite what many think meditation is, quieting the mind or shutting the mind off, meditation isn’t about that. It’s about connecting, observing, and letting your thoughts move along without attaching… Read More »

Fighting opioids with an unlikely supplemental painkiller: Anti-itch medicine – Science Daily

Pain is a mosaic. From a distance, it looks like one big “ouch.” But if you step closer, many types of pain — like tiles of different shades — emerge. A headache doesn’t feel like a papercut. The sting of denim against a sunburn is nothing like the jolt of ice against a sensitive tooth.… Read More »

Science And Alternative Medicine Agree: It’s Probably Time You Try Acupuncture

The precise chronological origin of acupuncture as a medical procedure is unknown, but it’s thought to date back to as many as 3,000 years ago, in ancient China. Today it’s popular all around the world as a natural treatment for a variety of disorders and discomforts. In its ancient form, the process, which involves inserting… Read More »