There’s a common perception that supplements are harmless. But they can be dangerous at incorrect dosages.
Sales of vitamins are booming in pandemic times. But is there any evidence that vitamin and mineral supplements can protect you from COVID or help you recover from infection?
Water and lemon juice on their own are healthy. But what if you combine them?
As winter approaches, every family has a favourite cold remedy, but experts say few work.
Baobab flowers have male and female parts but individual trees appear to be favouring one rather than the other. To keep tree populations healthy and fruitful, both types are needed.
Potatoes contain many vitamins and nutrients which are essential for good health.
The vitamin could also protect against sarcopenia, which affects more than 50 million people globally.
There is no evidence that garlic, lemons, and the ketogenic diet can prevent or cure coronavirus.
Some of the false claims about coronavirus may be harmless. But others can be potentially dangerous.
The food we eat influences our bodies’ immune responses to infection. So focusing on nutrition is one thing we can do to help protect ourselves in the face of the coronavirus threat.
Though so-called naturopathic influencers on social media claim taking near-lethal doses of vitamin C is the cure for COVID-19, one expert says that vitamin C is unlikely to cure coronavirus.
In some communities, over a quarter of the children were misclassified as iron replete whereas they were iron deficient.
Scurvy cases in England have more than doubled in the past ten years. But malnutrition rates have more than tripled.
People often avoid fruit juice due to its sugar content and low fibre, but it still contains lots of good chemicals our bodies need.
From vitamin C to chicken soup, there are many supposed remedies for treating a cold. Here’s what the evidence says.
We asked an immunologist to assess the evidence for a popular cold and flu herbal remedy. She concluded there isn’t enough evidence to support its use.
Complementary medicines are increasingly invoking traditional use when the science does not add up. Horseradish and garlic products provide a good example.
Something exciting is going on – no thanks to the supplements industry.
Scurvy is a historical disease caused by severe and chronic deficiency of vitamin C. Its recent reemergence is a poor reflection of the nation’s diet.
The British blockade of France wouldn’t have worked if it wasn’t for an ingenious experiment conducted half a century earlier.