digestion

Tonic

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.
Elizabeth Brown
1.28.19
Food

Slow Your Roll and Chew Your Food

Eating more slowly is an under-appreciated way to be a little healthier.
Grant Stoddard
12.17.18
body

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.
Daniel McDonald
5.18.18
Eat This

This Is What Eating the Hottest Pepper on Earth Will Do to Your Body

It's eight times hotter than a habañero.
Dana Smith
4.16.18
Eating Disorders

Let’s Call ‘Detox Teas’ What They Really Are: Laxatives

“Those diet teas are a travesty."
Christine Ro
3.11.18
Eat This

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.
Shayla Love
7.13.17
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.
Jesse Hicks
4.25.17
Asking for a friend

Why Do Nerves Give Me the Shits?

This evolutionary body reaction is a little less useful these days.
Shannon Thomas
4.6.17
french food

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.
Romain Chanson
2.16.17
NSFW

Millennials Are Making Pooping Cool Again

Our bodies weren't meant to poop on porcelain thrones.
Luke Winkie
12.20.16
American South

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.
Emelyn Rude
6.5.15
London

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.
Eleanor Morgan
8.29.14
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