| 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...
| Jan 3, 2012
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Beyond what we eat, what we're born with and what we do, our environment contributes in major — and mostly unnoticed — ways to our health and our weight.
All have conspired to make two-thirds of adult Americans and one-third of American...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 11:55 AM
It's 1904 in a gracious boarding house run by Aunt Ester in an African-American neighborhood in Pittsburgh. Her house is a place of sanctuary and she's a healer: the locals say she can wash people's souls.
She's also 285 years old, with memories of...
| Jun 14, 2006
IT'S getting hotter — and hotter, according to Al Gore. Time to turn up the AC, plan more trips to the beach, and grab yourself a seriously cool milkshake.
A real shake, that is — not the synthetic kind handed to you from an anonymous drive-...
| Apr 9, 2008
IN a small, windowless laboratory -- far removed from romantic vineyard vistas -- scientists at the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) are attempting what most wine lovers would say is impossible. They are developing a test for terroir,...
| Sep 14, 2008
First of two parts
At first, the experimental shampoo looked like a putrid salad dressing. Its oil and its water just couldn't get along. They separated in the bottle and, over time, the shampoo took on an ugly brown hue.
The team at Avalon Organics,...
| Aug 8, 2008
In California and elsewhere, public health advocates are battling the restaurant industry over the passage of regulations requiring chain restaurants to post calorie counts on their menu boards. The restaurant industry's counter-arguments are crassly...
| Aug 8, 2007
The other side of open adoption
Re "Between Two Families," a two-part series, Aug. 5 and 6
If The Times intended to write in support of the adoption process, specifically "open adoption," then it seems that you picked a poor example. I am the mother of...