Recently we received the following question from a reader: “I’ve always thought that adding muscle speeds up your metabolism. But then I read this isn’t correct. So what’s the truth: Does increasing your muscle mass really increase your metabolism?” -Phil, Vancouver For as long as I can remember, a lot of people have believed that […]
Here’s how much times have changed. Less than 20 years ago, I used to drive past billboards warning against the use of marijuana. Use it or possess it, the signs warned, and you’ll go to jail. Two weeks ago, I was in a health food store with a 60-year-old relative who bought a (perfectly legal) […]
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Probiotics and their healthy bacteria can be good for you, but — despite what marketers would you have believe — eating foods fortified with probiotics might be a big mistake.
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