Lemon Water Will Not Boost Your Metabolism
We set out to debunk and/or extol the virtues of drinking lemon water. The news is mostly sour.
Slow Your Roll and Chew Your Food
Eating more slowly is an under-appreciated way to be a little healthier.
The Results of the First American Gut Project Are In
In the largest citizen science experiment to date, more than 11,000 people sent poop samples to a San Diego lab.
This Is What Eating the Hottest Pepper on Earth Will Do to Your Body
It's eight times hotter than a habañero.
Let’s Call ‘Detox Teas’ What They Really Are: Laxatives
“Those diet teas are a travesty."
Whole Wheat Bread Isn't Always Healthier Than White Bread
The microbes in your gut play a big role in deciding what’s good for you.
You're Smarter Than That
More Evidence That Yogurt Isn’t the Gut Magician You Think It Is
A new study examines the probiotic dosages of more than 100 foods.
Asking for a friend
Why Do Nerves Give Me the Shits?
This evolutionary body reaction is a little less useful these days.
France’s Unconditional Love for Dishes That Make You Fart
Cassoulet, pot-au-feu, onion soup. All the ingredients for success—and flatulence—come together in these classic dishes of French cuisine.
Millennials Are Making Pooping Cool Again
Our bodies weren't meant to poop on porcelain thrones.
The American South Is Still Eating White Dirt
Geophagy, the technical term for deliberately eating earth, soil, or clay, sounds like a terrible idea. Yet in many parts of the world, this is not considered strange or rare, but a culinary past time.
I Got Wasted on Drinking Vinegar
Drinking vinegars (or, "shrubs", as they're otherwise known) are having a quiet resurgence here in the UK. They're not just tasty and good for you, either—if you're of sensitive disposition, they'll get you a bit wasted.