These Canned Foods are the Worst for BPA

A new study backs up concerns about exposure to the chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, from food cans and jar lids. The chemical can disrupt hormones and is linked to a range of health problems. California has listed BPA as a female reproductive toxicant, and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has restricted its…

Seven Nutrients Important For Mental Health

Dietary nutrients are critical for brain structure and function, so they have a potentially profound impact on mental health. An increasingly robust body of research points to the detrimental effect of unhealthy diets and nutrient deficiencies, and to the protective value of healthy diets – along with select nutritional supplements as required – for maintaining and promoting…

5 Cool Eco-Inventions That Give Us Hope

It can be depressing and stressful to read about all the environmental problems today. But many innovative minds are at work on solutions. Here are just a few of the interesting inventions that can help us face environmental challenges. They aren’t necessarily the most ground-breaking ones, but they can help us in all those little…

Eat Your Way to Better Energy

We all want to feel our best—to have bright eyes and a bushy tail. Whether we’re squirrels or humans, one important component of feeling good is having good energy. There’s nothing worse than dragging yourself through the day feeling exhausted and ready to collapse into bed the moment you get home. In Chinese medicine, having…