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Is beer healthy: yes, but alcohol-free beer is healthier. On health benefits of beer and effects on our microbiome. Beer has undoubtedly been one...
Sunscreen lotion: why is it harmful and what are safe alternatives ? One of the most frequently heard warnings, which we hear as soon as the...
Why are bees so important? Why are they disappearing? What is propolis? As most of us will know, many flowering plants need to be pollinated by insects of which the best known pollinator is the humble (bumble) bee.  The other day I was reminded of how crucial these bees are when I heard on a podcast how they are trying to cultivate vanilla orchids in the Netherlands and subsequently harvest vanilla beans.  The researcher told the...
What are free radicals? The body is under constant attack from oxidative stress. Oxygen in the body splits into single atoms with unpaired electrons. Electrons like to be in pairs, so these atoms, called free radicals, scavenge the body to seek out other electrons so they can become a pair. This causes damage to cells, proteins and DNA. Free radicals are associated with human disease, including cancer, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease,...