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
This time of year it’s tempting to put out bird feeders for your sweet neighborly birds to visit. Dr. Kip Thompson, associate professor of public health and sports medicine at Missouri State University, recommends waiting until warmer months. Avian flu, specifically the highly pathogenic strain of H5N1, has been sweeping across the United States and around the world. The … [Read more...] about What you need to know about the avian flu
Answering 10 questions to determine which woodland creature you most identify with can be fun. But how accurate are what we consider to be more in-depth personality tests? Some of the most popular ones are the Myers-Briggs test, the 5 Love Languages quiz and the Enneagram test. “I’m all for people taking assessments, but they must know what the assessment is primarily used for, … [Read more...] about Should I base my personality off a Buzzfeed quiz?
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?