| Jun 29, 2010
Given all the talk about electric cars, clean diesel, ethanol and more, it can be confusing to know how fuels work and their advantages and disadvantages. Here's a guide.
Atomically, the gas we pour into our tanks is a mix of hundreds of...
| Nov 8, 2010
You've heard the claims: Chocolate evokes that loving feeling. Eating fish makes you smarter. Pure carbs calm you down. If you are what you eat, as they say, then it certainly stands to reason that food can influence mood and brain power.
| Nov 24, 2010
| 8:20 PM
Five years ago this month, my second son, Tristan, started to complain that his vision had gotten blurry. I also had noticed he was gulping down everything in sight, and he seemed to be urinating constantly.
The day before Thanksgiving, I took Tristan,...
| Dec 20, 2010
Most people can count calories. Many have a clue about where fat lurks in their diets. However, fewer give carbohydrates much thought, or know why they should.
But a growing number of top nutritional scientists blame excessive carbohydrates — not...
| May 6, 2011
| 1:30 AM
The most important question alfalfa growers deal with each year is whether an alfalfa stand is good enough to keep for one more year. While this process is best done in the fall, it often ends up being put off until spring.
And the conditions this...
| Aug 5, 2010
Many diets fail for the simple reason of hunger. But there are ways to help control ghrelin, the appetite-boosting hormone that triggers the brain to encourage eating.
Do aerobic exercise. Research has shown activities such as running on a treadmill...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 1:31 AM
Even as more Americans embrace sustainable food, meats often remain the final frontier. Grass-fed, pastured and organic meats can produce wonderful meals, but they can be hard to find, more expensive and a challenge to cook just right.
Still, with a...
| Sep 17, 2010
More people are buying BPA-free plastics and reusable grocery bags but for new homebuyers does that environmental consciousness translate to Energy Star appliances and tankless water heaters?
In Illinois the green building movement seems to be a...
| Sep 16, 2010
As lawmakers prepare for hearings into the largest egg recall in U.S. history, food safety advocates say the congressional probe could give momentum to a long-delayed measure that would enhance the power of the Food and Drug Administration.
| Mar 17, 2011
What do raw milk, kombucha, probiotics, trans-fat avoidance and nose-to-tail eating have in common?
Yes, they've all come into vogue over the last few years. But they were on the fringe when Sally Fallon advocated them more than a decade ago in...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:08 PM
The protesters of the Occupy movement might find it surprising that they have something in common with the characters of August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean."
For "Gem" is a story of an African-American household in 1904. But the inhabitants share with...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 11:14 AM
Diabetes can affect how your body uses blood glucose, commonly called blood sugar. Glucose is the brain's main source of fuel and provides critical energy for the cells. If you have diabetes, it means that eating too many carbohydrates can spike blood...