Today’s Health Halo, Brought to You By…

If you thought caffeinated beef jerky was too much, prepare yourself to be even more astounded: Fake sugar. With “fiber.” With “antioxidants.” With “B vitamins.” Voila! Now it’s “healthy!” With the minute amounts of nutrients per packet, one would need to be consuming unconscionable numbers of packets to make any impact at all on one’s …

Caffeination Nation

You know “extreme” caffeination has jumped the shark when you start to see products like this: Heck, there are even caffeinated toothpicks for afterwards (with B12 added, so they must be healthy[ish])! Among all such products, though, energy drinks reign supreme – and cause the most concern. As as we told you about last year, …

How a Hungry Brain Acts, & Other News of Note

Hungry Brain Craves High Calorie Treat (Futurity.org) If the brain goes hungry, Twinkies look a lot better, a new study shows. Brain imaging scans show that when glucose levels drop, an area of the brain known to regulate emotions and impulses loses the ability to dampen desire for high-calorie food, according to the study published …