Emma Richardson

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Nut Butters 101

838<p>SHARES<p>Nuts are fantastic for our health. Studies show that people who eat nuts benefit from lower cholesterol levels, satisfaction with fewer …

Movie on a Mission: Speciesism: The Movie

0<p>SHARES<p>Even as a vegetarian, I realized while watching the documentary <i>Specieism: The Movie</i> that I'm not free of species bias. Analogies of factory …

The Best Veg Substitutes for Bacon

1.1K<p>SHARES<p><b>VT reader Richard asks:</b> "I am switching to a vegetarian lifestyle, but I still on occasion crave meat. Just wondering if you had a good …

4 Plant Foods You Should Cook Before Eating

718<p>SHARES<p>Raw food diets are lauded by some as the healthiest way to eat. While it is certainly good to eat raw vegetables and fruits, studies show …

Movie on a Mission: The Paw Project

Can you imagine a doctor advocating a procedure that's not in the best interest of his or her patient? Yet that is the case with declaw surgery, …

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How To Tell If Your Workout Is Too Intense

Pushing yourself too hard can lead to serious problems, including rhabdomyolysis—the condition being linked to CrossFit<p>Whether you’re a CrossFit junkie or not, you’ve probably seen the headlines claiming the fitness craze is to blame for extreme numbers of rhabdomyolysis cases. The condition is …

Does CrossFit Cause Injuries?

The fitness trend is blowing up—and diehards' muscles may be blowing out<p>As CrossFit continues to explode—there are now more than 7,000 CrossFit gyms worldwide—another industry is booming, too. Over the past two years, chiropractors have seen a significant leap in the number of patients with …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

Boy's Peanut Allergy Disappears After Receiving Bone Marrow Transplant

A 10-year-old boy's peanut allergy seems to have disappeared after he received a bone marrow transplant for his leukemia, according to new research.<p>The boy, whose case was described and presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, previously had a …

Can We Eat Our Way To A Healthier Microbiome? It's Complicated

When our colleague Rob Stein got his microbiome analyzed recently in the name of science journalism, we were totally fascinated.<p>As Stein noted, it may be possible to cultivate a healthier community of bacteria on and inside us by modifying our diets.<p>Stein was advised to eat more garlic and leeks …

Federal Serving Sizes Differ from Typical Portions: 10 Tips to Avoid Portion Distortion

As a portion-size researcher, I have been tracking trends in growing food portions and how they compare to federal standards. As I have written in my book <i>The Portion Teller Plan</i> and demonstrated in my research papers, food portions have increased considerably over the past 50 years, continue to …

6 Weird Ways Your Environment Affects How Much You Eat

If you're trying to resist the mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and bacon at the buffet, you might want to try filling your plate with fruits and vegetables first, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at Cornell University found that when people ate healthy foods first at a buffet, they consumed …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Editor's Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a …

A Space-Age Wheelchair, Without The Bumps And Stigma

A Japanese car designer tries his hand at creating the mobility device of the future.<p>Satoshi Sugie first became interested in mobility vehicles after meeting a frustrated wheelchair user in Japan in 2010.<p>“He said he gave up going even two blocks away,” Sugie says. “One reason was he didn’t want to …

Simple Steps to Holding a Handstand Like a Pro

Page: 1Next »<p>Decorate your box for the Holidays – click any image below to purchase!<p>A handstand is a resting position for gymnasts. It is the point …

Compound Moves for Total-Body Gains

Edgar Artiga<p>When it comes to adding muscle mass there are many ways to get the job done. One of the best ways to pack on more size is to push your …

The Foam Rolling You Should Be Doing (But Probably Aren't)

By Sheila Monaghan<p>By now, most educated exercisers have joined the foam rolling revolution. But while your IT bands may be intimately familiar with the tool's hurts-so-good loosening powers, limiting your experience to the lower body minimizes the total-body benefits. To that end, Master Trainer …