Before you purchase your next papaya, take a quick peek at its label to ensure you aren’t at risk of contracting a salmonella infection. A specific variety of the fruit — Maradol papayas, of the Caribeña brand — has been linked to a salmonella outbreak in 12 states. Nationwide, the outbreak has left 47 ill: 12 cases were so severe the patients were hospitalized, and one case in New York City was fatal. READ MORE » Source: AgentEat ...

Note: Many of you have written to me wondering about my newfound obsession with CrossFit. I’m responding to a steady stream of requests from CFers who want to do Primal but have been led to believe that the two are incompatible. Even if you have no interest in CrossFit, understand that much of the advice contained in this series also applies to people following...

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Posted on Jul 26 2017 - 11:49am by Agent009
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My friend, former co-competitor, business partner, and writing buddy Brad Kearns had been on a “Quantified Self” kick, tracking biomarkers, testing blood sugar and ketone levels, and staying abreast of all the various ways we can quantitatively check our progress. He’s months into a ketogenic experiment and had hoped to marry his subjective impressions...

This past weekend, I knew I needed to get out of town. My dog, Charlie, was acting like a Hoover, eating every piece of trash in his path; my apartment was basically sweating due to the 95-and-humid-as-a-Russian-bath-house temperatures; and the combination was putting me in the foulest of moods. This mindset was not improved during my drive to Livingston Manor, a charming little town in Sullivan County, New York. Under normal circumstances, it takes somewhere between two and three hours to reach this part of the Catskills; that...

The microorganisms that reside in, on, and around our bodies influence almost every facet of our well-being. Part of maintaining microbiome health is maintaining homeostasis. Another is supporting diversity. Our goal, then, is to improve our microbiological real estate in the many areas of the body that commensal and symbiotic bacterial like to put down roots—the...

Make sure you add “salad night” to this week’s meal plan, because no matter what you bring home from the farmers market, this summery take on a classic Cobb will be your new favorite. Fill your bowl with leafy greens and then cover them with a blanket of seasonal veggies, a hard-boiled egg, some crumbled bacon and blue cheese, and an herb-filled white wine vinaigrette. READ MORE » Source: AgentEat ...

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering a couple questions from readers. First, is nature always relaxing and blissful? Or are there instances where being in nature is far more stressful than being indoors? Why, and what should we do about it? Second, how do I use fish sauce, and how would a parent use fish sauce to get picky kids to try (and like)...

(Image credit: The Recipe Critic) When you’re searching for easy, nourishing meals for your family, slow cooker chicken recipes are the answer. From classics like chicken noodle soup to new favorites like ginger chicken congee, these 10 dishes are the set-it-and-forget-it answer to the age-old “What’s for dinner?” question. READ MORE » Source: AgentEat ...

Posted on Jul 23 2017 - 11:13am by Agent009
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RESEARCH OF THE WEEK A father’s absence triggers cellular stress in children. Big new trans-ethnic Alzheimer’s study finds several new genetic variants associated with the disease. Ketamine saves suicidal teens. Lung cancer patients undergoing successful treatment experience spontaneous re-pigmentation of gray hair. Dogs split from a now-extinct group...