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Mineral wealth for human development: The Texas way

Melanie Walker | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics
Melanie Walker

Originally published by the World Bank Group: Co-authored with Patricio ...

Plant-Based Diets Protect From Heart Disease Better Than Mediterranean Diets

Amanda Brocket | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Brocket

Not only do vegetarian diets protect from heart disease, but they are effective for weight loss, treating diabetes, and prevention of many other chronic diseases. Focusing on fiber-rich plant foods is one of the best ways to reduce inflammation in the body and to stay healthy.

Dead Sea - the fountain of youth!

Beauty Mineral | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Beauty Mineral

Do you remember the last time you have played with Mud, or even held a piece of it? Even though mud can stimulate forgotten memories of childhood, th...

Wanna Do Your Body a Favor? Eat More Guacamole!

Avital Scharf | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Avital Scharf

When we think of guacamole, we automatically picture a tasty dip to eat with our favorite Mexican food. But this topping has so many health benefits t...

Have we Been Hooked on Micronutrients in our Search for the Solution to Stunting?

Dr. Klaus Kraemer | Posted 04.01.2016 | Science
Dr. Klaus Kraemer

Co-author Richard D. Semba, Johns Hopkins University Today, some 160 million children under five years of age don't get the food and nutrients that t...

Earth's Rarest Minerals Give Diamonds A Run For Their Money

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.17.2016 | Science

Marilyn Monroe, who famously said, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend," probably hadn't heard of Sardinian ichnusaite. Ichnusaite, a pearly, colorless...

Alkaline Water: Beneficial or Bogus?

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

It's possible that alkaline water could offer some benefits, to some people, in certain circumstances. But until we learn more, I suggest you save your money: Stick to tap water most of the time.

Baked Eggs in Avocado Cups

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 07.15.2016 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

If you love eggs, you will definitely want to try baking them in avocado cups. This recipe is easy to make and incredibly nutritious. The eggs and a...

Kate Sheppard

Mining Heads Into The Deep Sea, Raising Environmental Concerns | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green

Mining in the deep sea for minerals is uncharted territory, but one company is well on its way to making it a reality. Now, the company is trying to c...

What Part of a Complete Breakfast?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When dietary worry was all directed at excess fat intake, pseudo-fruit and multicolored marshmallows were able to fly under the radar. A widening array of worries has cost them that cover.

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.

5 Nutritional Deficiencies You Might Not Even Know You Have

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Lindsay Brustein Rosen | Posted 02.16.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM As we age, proper nutrition is essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind. And while we need to eat fewer calo...

Scientists Get First-Ever Glimpse Of Elusive Mineral

LiveScience | Jeanna Bryner | Posted 06.19.2014 | Science

Earth's most abundant mineral lies deep in the planet's interior, sealed off from human eyes. Now, scientists for the first time have gotten a glimpse...

WATCH: Never-Before-Seen Mineral Discovered At Mining Site

LiveScience | Jeanna Bryner | Posted 04.28.2014 | Science

A new purple-pink mineral that has a chemical composition and crystalline structure unlike any of the known 4,000 minerals has been discovered at a mi...

Visiting the Driest Place on Earth

Charlotte Temple | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

When I learned there was a place on this earth where there has been almost no measurable curiosity was piqued, and I booked a trip to this extraordinary place -- the Atacama desert in northern Chile.

Taking the Spin Out of the Multiple Vitamin Controversy

Dr. Walter Crinnion | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Walter Crinnion

CBS News recently reported that "the case is closed," multivitamins offer no health benefits and "might even be harmful." Yet drawing a conclusion fr...

Fortification Follies: Lipstick on a Pig for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Fortified junk food is still junk food. It isn't only what a food doesn't contain (i.e., those nutrients) that makes it dubious. It's what it does contain. The addition of vitamins and minerals does nothing to exonerate junk foods of their standard provisions of added sugars, added salt, artificial flavorings, artificial colorings, inflammatory fats, high glycemic starches, and willfully irresistible calories.

These Surreal Photos Prove Nature Can Handle Its Own Photoshop

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Nature! It's full of terrifying things like Australian spiders. It gets colder than you'd ever want to imagine. And it maybe, sort of, probably wants ...

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Are Not a Waste of Money: Comments on a Widely-Publicized Editorial

Alan R. Gaby, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Alan R. Gaby, M.D.

The editorial appears to be biased and to lack scholarship, as it is based on selective reporting and a superficial analysis of the vast and complex body research on the health effects of nutritional supplements.

Stocking Up on Seasonal Superfoods

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Our relationship with food is constantly evolving. In the past few years, man...

How to Wear Mineral Foundation If You Have Dry Skin

GalTime | Posted 01.25.2014 | Style

Can those of us with drier complexions still get the same glow as our normal-to-oily skinned friends? I am happy to say -- absolutely yes, with a little extra work and the payoff is worth the effort.

Moving Past the Commodity Supercycle: Are We There Yet?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Otaviano Canuto

Some analysts are predicting that the commodity price boom of the new millennium as something that has played itself out. Have we entered a phase of descending commodity prices in general?

Eggs: Healthy or Not?

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Eggs: They're just one of those foods. Seems like every other week there's an egg controversy. Are they good for you, bad for you, or somewhere in between?

Moon Minerals Come From Surprising Source, New Study Suggests

| Posted 05.28.2013 | Science

By Sid Perkins Unusual minerals spotted in some lunar craters may not have come from deep within the moon: They may be remnants of the objects tha...

How Green Should Economic Growth Be?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 07.23.2013 | Home
Marcelo Giugale

Well before one gets to extreme dilemmas, there is a lot that can be done -- based on common sense -- to make growth greener without making it slower. There are win-wins.