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Elizabeth Bathory Was Right, Part Deux: Sillycon Valley Goes Almost Full-Vampire, Capitalist That-Is

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Why, Gods Of Biochemistry, Why?!!!:
Aging introduces what seem to be a whole host of unfair changes at just about every level of biology.

And depending on your genes & environment, these changes can start becoming noticeable as early as the age of 30.

Unless you’re Elizabeth Bathory, or HealthTrekker’s favorite immortal, Yazemeenah Rossi, these changes can add up fast.

So what do you do if you feel young & you want your body to keep up with your spirit?…

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All You Need Is Love! Snuggle-Hormone Does Something Interesting For Your Brain, Man…

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Love, Actually Is A Brain Chemical:
A lot of recent research has been focused on brain-building through nootropics/supplements and special meditation.

Both have shown some interesting and unexpected results, especially on improvement in quality of life.

As researchers of all kinds try to improve that life-experience from Gilgamesh, to R.W. Emerson, to Eckhart Tolle, new & old ideas get discovered & re-discovered.

And one of them is an out-of-the-way chemical scientists thought restricted to basic-cable reruns of “Love Actually”…

(come on, admit it, you watch that over the holidays too.)

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Stress Researchers: Healthy Eating Isn’t Enough. You Have To Treat Your Heart & Mind Well, Too.

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Eating Healthier Is All You Need, Right?:
For awhile now, at least since the “Margarine is groovy!” 1970s, we’ve all been told to eat healthier.

We then made up for all the hydrogenated oils with a new addiction to Olive Oil in the pasta-fantastic Big 80’s.

And despite the recent ethical-sourcing commercials at Chipotle & Panera, it turns out we neglected one thing: Literally & Figuratively, Your Heart.

Because no matter how healthy you eat, what you put the Figurative one through could be a real problem for everything else…

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Vegetarians & Moms Win Again! Green Vegetable Compounds May Stop Time Or Even Reverse It

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Another Win For Veggie Fans!:
So in the eternal war of Vegetarians vs. Carnivores, !SCIENCE! has to concede one new point.

As time goes by our bodies seem to get worse, mostly due to unfair biochemical changes like reduced metabolism, lean mass, and just plain old energy.

Well, researchers are coming again to the rescue, with what looks like another cure to several of them.

And it all hinges on that nagging your good ole’ mum leveled at the dinnertime kids: Eat Your Greens!…

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Video: Cracked Takes A Crack At An Honest Antidepressant Commercial + Bonus!


 
The Drug-Pushers Are Here For Your Soul:
In this video, Cracked’s Honest Commercials touches on a little bit of our problems with drug companies.

This time, for Antidepressants.

It’s a bit drier and more ironic than their normal stuff, but a lot of it is dead-on.

Especially about switching medications, the placebo effect on mood disorders, incomplete understanding of depression-mechanics and their brain-chemistry roots,

And most of all, Marketing psychoactive drugs to individual consumers…

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Now We Know Why Vegetarians Sound So Dumb & Dizzy. It’s Because Creatine Boosts All Different Kinds Of Brain POWAH!

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Not All Substitutes Are Equal:
All cheekiness aside, we just did a post on the sexy people over at Eater’s test of the newest vegetable-only burger, by Impossible Foods.

But one of the ideas we raised at the end was: Maybe it tastes close now, maybe even identical in the future,

-But does it give you the same-or-better Nutrition when you take everything into consideration?

Well, one of Red Meat’s components is a salt called Creatine. And sciency-researchers are finding out some very interesting brain-stuff about its new best friend…

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Video: Eater Tries The Impossible Burger, Here To Save Planet Earth And One Day, Your Taste Buds


 
Can Food Save Planet Earth?:
In this video, Eater’s Kat Odell and Nick Solares introduce us to another salvo in the war to make a better burger with its inventor, Dr. Pat Brown.

This particular version has taken over 5 years to research and launch.

And thanks to some increasingly-fancy food chemistry, Impossible Foods might be getting us a step closer to a more earth-friendly, healthier future.

And while people should have the luxury to eat what they want, and a burger won’t save the planet, every little bit helps…

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Pleated Jeans Gives Us 18 Very Painful-Looking Reminders To Wear Your Sunscreen This Summer

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You Don’t Want To Learn This Lesson The Hard Way:
Now remember to put your sunblock on, boys and girls!

And while you’re at it, go back & read the post on the EWG’s list of the best ones for you.

Here are a few of the 18 painful examples Pleated Jeans rounded up to remind you to do it.

YEOWCH!

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Oh Pot, Is There Nothing You Can’t Make Better? -Marijuana’s THC Removes Alzheimer’s Junk From Brain

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Reefer Madness Perhaps Not So Mad After All:
Now I know the stoner-crowd has a rep for being a bunch of hippie-dropouts who will use just about any pseudoscience available to defend their habit.

Because they want their drugs and that’s all there is to it. -Munchies be damned.

Well buckle-up Amanda Bynes, because !SCIENCE! just dropped one of the dankest jams in-favor of THC since the invention of the cannabinoid-receptor 600 million years ago.

(not counting any of the Magnum Opuses by Messrs. Cheech & Chong)…

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Lather Up! Our Pals At The EWG Release Their Guide To The Healthiest Sunscreens, & Save Your Freakin’ Skin In The Process!

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First They Saved Your Health, Now Your Skin!:
You might remember our previous post on the EWG’s great work on produce safety and pesticides.

If you don’t, The Dirty Dozen with Garrick Dee Tan’s infographics is a good & worthwhile read.

Especially for the addition of The Clean 15, and The Hazardous 3.

Well just in-time for sunny weather, the EWG is at it again for Sunscreens. And their results are pretty surprising…

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