With the rise of wearing face masks during the pandemic and in the aftermath, do you know the effects of wearing a surgical mask? Could it cause any harm? Dr. Patrick Brooks, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at Missouri State University, made it his mission to find out. In response to disinformation about the safety of surgical masking during the pandemic, Brooks … [Read more...] about Uncovering the truth about masking
Bread is a staple food around the world and there are many different types. Some are healthier than others. Registered dietitian Jaime Gnau offers some insights about choosing the healthiest types of bread to INSIDER. She’s also a clinical instructor of biomedical sciences at Missouri State University. … [Read more...] about What are the healthiest bread choices?
Some items in our food supply, such as alfalfa, corn, potatoes and soybeans are genetically modified or engineered. While these types of food are limited and highly regulated, they are some of the most misunderstood and polarizing food items. “The misunderstandings around GMOs and GE foods speaks to our tendency to believe that anything natural is good for us and anything … [Read more...] about Get the facts about GMOs and GE foods
While being overweight is unhealthy, being underweight — a BMI of 18.5 or lower — can lead to health complications like a weakened immune system or fragile bones. To gain weight the right way, it’s important to get proper nutrition. Registered dietitian Jaime Gnau offers some helpful tips to Insider. She’s also a clinical instructor of biomedical sciences at Missouri … [Read more...] about How to gain weight safely and build muscle fast
When it comes to better athletic performance and recovery, deploying a breadth of strategies is important, but one in particular tends to top the list: hydration. While that means drinking enough water, it also calls for keeping your electrolytes in the right balance and the main electrolyte you need is sodium — in large part because so much of it is lost through sweat, … [Read more...] about Is there benefit to drinking salt water for hydration?