We’ve known for some time that too much sitting increases your risk of diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and early death. But until now it’s been unclear how much standing during the work day may counter this increased risk. Guidelines published today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine urge employers change their workplace culture and social norms around the ... Read More »
Author Archives: Jefferson Tobkin
Old dope, New Tricks: The New Science of Medical Cannabis
Medicinal cannabis is back in the news again after a planned trial to grow it in Norfolk Island was blocked by the federal government last week. The media is ablaze with political rumblings and tales of public woe, but what does science have to say on the subject? Read More »
Smart Drugs Are Changing the Ways We Think, Work, and Live
Want to sign up for a massive human experiment? Too late. You’re already a lab rat. There was no ethics approval or informed consent. You weren’t asked, you never signed up, and now there’s no easy way to opt out. We don’t want to be alarmist. We’re not suggesting you’re about to sprout wings, grow coarse hairs in surprising places ... Read More »
Research Shows That Depression Can Damage Parts of the Brain
Brain damage is caused by persistent depression rather than being a predisposing factor for it, researchers have finally concluded after decades of unconfirmed hypothesising. A study published in Molecular Psychiatry today has proved once and for all that recurrent depression shrinks the hippocampus – an area of the brain responsible for forming new memories – leading to a loss of ... Read More »
It’s that time of year when we raise a glass to celebrate Christmas, the beginning of holidays, the new year, or simply to join with our friends. Many of us will pay a price, even if it’s “just” in the form of a hangover. Hangovers affect people in different ways, ranging from simple discomfort to such a debilitating experience you ... Read More »
Tasty Treat: How We Showed Fat To Be The Sixth Taste
Humans are thought to be able to taste five qualities but technological advances combined with sophisticated research means we can now test for more subtle tastes we haven’t known about. In a paper we published this week, we show there’s now enough evidence to consider fat a taste quality. Read More »
Did we used to have two sleeps rather than one? Should we again?
Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night. While night time awakenings are distressing for most sufferers, there is some evidence from our recent past that suggests this period of wakefulness occurring between two separate sleep periods was the norm. Read More »
How Much Chlorella Should I Take?
Start off with ¼ teaspoon of chlorella daily (1 gram) and work your way up. I personally take 1 heaping tablespoon, or about 12-15 grams, twice a day. Everyone is different, so take it slow and increase gradually. It is important to start off slowly when introducing chlorella into your diet to let your body become accustomed to this new ... Read More »
How Much Fresh Juice Should I Drink?
By: Jefferson Tobkin When it comes to drinking fresh juice, the more the merrier. Just keep track of how much fruit you are adding. Usually when juicing, I make about 3-4 cups at a time. Straight up green vegetables can be quite bitter depending on what it is what you’re juicing. Usually, I’ll juice half to one apple or pear ... Read More »
5 Reasons to Buy the Omega 8006 Masticating Juicer
After much research and looking at the pros and cons of which juicer to purchase, I decided to buy the Omega 8006 Single Gear, Dual Stage Masticating Juicer for $299.00. They have the same model in white for $259.00, the Omega 8004, but I read that after a while the white part would get stained from the juice so I ... Read More »