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Pineapple Sage Mojitos

Erin Brighton | Posted 07.07.2016 | Taste
Erin Brighton

If you are looking for a refreshing cocktail to beat this summer heat, you've come to the right place. A mojito is the margarita's crisper, fresher cousin. With rum. And fresh herbs. So, really, I am not even sure that they are related at all.

MENDing The Alzheimer's Brain

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

Alzheimer's Disease is a degenerative disease of the brain that is currently thought to affect nearly 44 million people in the world. In the United St...

Spring Greens after a Long Winter

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.11.2016 | Taste
Maria Rodale

The spring greens are coming in! This past weekend, I had fiddlehead ferns in Maine. And the weekend before that, I made my first salad from my garden...

Is Hating Cilantro Genetic?

Menuism | Posted 03.30.2016 | Taste
Menuism

In spite of its ubiquity, it seems that people are split over cilantro's culinary value. Its polarizing effect is so infamous that it has inspired several groups of scientists to search for a genetic link to revulsion of the herb. And it turns out there is one... maybe.

A Kentucky Domestic Violence Shelter Helps Women Grow Food -- and Confidence

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 02.16.2016 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

As mist hovers over the rolling fields of Kentucky and the sun is still low in the sky, the women of Greenhouse 17 emerge from the house they share, clippers in hand. They spread out over a field and cut bouquets of fresh flowers.

The 5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Spicy Foods

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.07.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Cayenne, jalapeno, habanero, chili—it seems like there are a million different kinds of hot peppers you can buy. And not only ar...

11 Kitchen Staples That Will Effortlessly Improve Your Dinner Game

Tasting Table | Posted 01.21.2016 | Taste
Tasting Table

"Chicken again?" Everyone remembers that aching feeling as a kid when dinner felt like the same meal over and over again. Home cooks fall into ruts--o...

Is Melatonin More Than Just a Sleep Supplement?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Recent oncological research is now suggesting a correlation between melatonin and cancer: Studies have suggested it could have a potential ability to lessen the negative effects of cancer chemotherapy, enhance its therapeutic effect and reduce its toxicity.

Zesty Zaatar Salad

Mira Manek | Posted 01.07.2016 | Taste
Mira Manek

If you haven't had zaatar, it is a wonderfully earthy and citrusy blend of dried herbs such as marjoram and thyme (the Arabic word za'atar, pronounced zah-tahr, also means thyme).

How To Bring Wilted Herbs Back To Life

Food52 | Posted 10.15.2015 | HuffPost Home
Food52

If you've ever tried to store basil at room temperature, with trimmed ends dangling into water like flowers, like everyone tells you to do, then you know it's all lies.

Why a 'Teatox' Isn't All That

Toffler Niemuth | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Toffler Niemuth

Though it seems to be growing in popularity, the "teatox" isn't all it's cracked up to be, with consequences for both physical and mental health. The ...

A Three-Minute Trick To Preserve A Summer's Worth Of Fresh Herbs

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.04.2015 | Taste

Maybe you went crazy in the spring, planting starter herbs of rosemary, mint, thyme, oregano and marjoram. You don't even use marjoram, but there was ...

Breastfeeding: 5 Herbs That Could Help Boost or Bust Breastfeeding

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

Off the heels of Breastfeeding Awareness Week, the importance of breast feeding has not been lost on most new moms. From optimal nutrition to emotiona...

WATCH: A Truly Useful Hack For Preserving Herbs

Food52 | Posted 06.10.2016 | Taste
Food52

You only need a few sprigs for your dinner, so what are you supposed to do with the leftovers?

Edible Flowers: Very Impressive and Nutritious

Sara Chana Silverstein | Posted 05.21.2016 | Taste
Sara Chana Silverstein

Edible flowers are a fun and an easy way to add color and flavor to all sorts of dishes.

The Spice Is Right: Nature's Organic Flavor Enhancers

Brian Sullivan | Posted 05.14.2016 | Taste
Brian Sullivan

Believe it or not, spices that we conveniently pick up at the market were once literally worth their weight in gold. Wars have even been waged over spices!

Can a Compound in Red Wine Help Fight Cancer? How Supplements Can Be Promising Disease-Fighters

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

The hope is that, in the future, cancer patients may be able to take a resveratrol-derived drug to help their bodies become more sensitive to chemotherapy -- and help those drugs destroy those cancer cells once and for all.

Meet the New Snake Oil, Same as the Old Snake Oil

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Like Mr. Stanley's miracle cure, most herbal supplements don't deliver the advertised miracles even if the industry is able to prove that the herb is actually in the pills. Americans would be better off spending their billions somewhere else -- like in the fruit and vegetable aisle.

So THIS Is How You're Supposed To Eat Parsley

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.02.2015 | Taste

Challenge: Think of one recipe parsley wouldn't make better.

A Botanical Tour of Boulder With Kids

Kari Haugeto | Posted 05.25.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Mention the words "herb" and "Colorado" and the next thing that comes to mind probably isn't "with kids." But stay with us for a minute. That's all it'll take.

A Visual Guide To Cooking With Herbs

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.25.2015 | Taste

(No not that kind.)

Chaga's Moment: Alaska Businesses Ride Wave of Health Hype for Birch Fungus

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Alaska Dispatch News

Chaga may not look like much -- it's a lumpy, charcoal-colored bulb protruding from birch trees -- but this fungus is trending.

Nannies, Ninnies, Nutrients and Nonsense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When the New York Times reported recently that a lot of alleged nutrient supplements are devoid of nutrients and supplements, the scrum was immediately predictable. That much more so because we have seen a recent backlash against our over-hyped reliance on supplements as silver bullets.

Real Fish vs. Fish Oil: And the Winner Is...

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Nowadays, we hear a lot from people that eating fish is good for us... but I also get a lot of questions from my patients on whether there is such a thing as too much fish.

How to Slow Aging Now: What Your Doctor Won't Tell You

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Most articles that find themselves under such a headline are not based in good science. Products promising long life and physical transformation usual...