Cloves and dried peppermint are the winners by a considerable margin. (But cocoa powder, oregano, and dark chocolate are pretty good.)
Once again, a story about how chronic inflammation is supposedly at the root of a host of health problems. (I'm not sure about it, but I do watch my hsCRP number.)
If you age-related health problem isn't caused by chronic inflammation (see post immediately above), then it's probably caused--supposedly--by problems with your gut microbiome.
Let's hope mRNA technology extends well to all sorts of illnesses. And soon.
"Coffee Is Good for You, Coffee Is Bad for You: What to make of the confusing headlines about coffee research."
Nice short summary.
Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Abstract:
We study the health, behavioral, and economic effects of one of the most politically controversial policies in recent memory, shelter-in-place orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Previous studies have claimed that shelter-in-place orders saved thousands of lives, but we reassess these analyses and show that they are not reliable. We find that shelter-in-place orders had no detectable health benefits, only modest effects on behavior, and small but adverse effects on the economy. To be clear, our study should not be interpreted as evidence that social distancing behaviors are not effective. Many people had already changed their behaviors before the introduction of shelter-in-place orders, and shelter-in-place orders appear to have been ineffective precisely because they did not meaningfully alter social distancing behavior.
If you take multiple medications it is definitely something to watch out for. Especially since the Internet gives you cheap and easy ways to inform yourself.
Michael Fumento thinks the FDA's recent approval of Biogen's drug is a big mistake and could well be yet another instance of regulatory capture.