The surprising reason you feel awful when you’re sick – Marco A. Sotomayor

The surprising reason you feel awful when you’re sick – Marco A. Sotomayor

It starts with a tickle in your throat that becomes a cough. Your muscles begin to ache, you grow irritable, and you lose your appetite. It’s official: you’ve got the flu. It’s logical to assume that this miserable medley of symptoms is the result of …

How sugar affects the brain – Nicole Avena

How sugar affects the brain – Nicole Avena

Picture warm, gooey cookies, crunchy candies, velvety cakes, waffle cones piled high with ice cream. Is your mouth watering? Are you craving dessert? Why? What happens in the brain that makes sugary foods so hard to resist? Sugar is a general term used to describe …

The effects of underwater pressure on the body – Neosha S Kashef

The effects of underwater pressure on the body – Neosha S Kashef

Sometimes when a fish is reeled up to the surface it will appear inflated, with its eyes bulging out of their sockets and its stomach projecting out of its mouth, as if its been blown up like a balloon. This type of bodily damage, caused …

Why do we cry? The three types of tears – Alex Gendler

Our story is about a girl named Iris. Iris is very sensitive. (Bird cawing) So much that she is always in tears. She cries when she’s sad, when she’s happy, (Godzilla roars) and even tears up when things just get to her. She has special …

How stress affects your body – Sharon Horesh Bergquist

How stress affects your body – Sharon Horesh Bergquist

Cramming for a test? Trying to get more done than you have time to do? Stress is a feeling we all experience when we are challenged or overwhelmed. But more than just an emotion, stress is a hardwired physical response that travels throughout your entire …

Is it Bad To Eat Before Bed?

Many people wonder when the best time is to eat a big meal. Are 10-course dinners before bed o.k., or is it a must to eat a healthy breakfast? Instinctively we know the answer to these questions, but here’s a breakdown of exactly why eating …

What causes cavities? – Mel Rosenberg

What causes cavities? – Mel Rosenberg

When a team of archaeologists recently came across some 15,000 year-old human remains, they made an interesting discovery. The teeth of those ancient humans were riddled with holes. Their cavities were caused by the same thing that still plagues us today, specific tiny microbes that …

How the food you eat affects your gut – Shilpa Ravella

How the food you eat affects your gut – Shilpa Ravella

Trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi live on or inside of us, and maintaining a good, balanced relationship with them is to our advantage. Together, they form the gut microbiome, a rich ecosystem that performs a variety of functions in our bodies. The bacteria in …

What causes kidney stones? – Arash Shadman

What causes kidney stones? – Arash Shadman

The biggest kidney stone on record weighed more than a kilogram and was 17 centimeters in diameter. The patient didn’t actually swallow a stone the size of a coconut. Kidney stones form inside the body, but unfortunately, they’re extremely painful to get out. A kidney …

I Love Nutritional Science: Dr. Joel Fuhrman at TEDxCharlottesville 2013

I Love Nutritional Science: Dr. Joel Fuhrman at TEDxCharlottesville 2013

Translator: Hélène Vernet Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Thank you. I love nutritional science. I’ve had a passion about nutrition since I was young. I remember that my father suffered with medical problems and pains, conditions the medical profession couldn’t help him with, and he …