Food & Drink

The Healing Power of Christmas: The Secret Benefits of Mistletoe, Holly, Nutmeg and More

We were surprised to learn recently that, despite its status as a festive smooch-inducer, mistletoe is actually a highly poisonous parasite. Sexy! It also, however, has some medicinal benefits, which got us wondering about other holiday spices and trimmings. Turns out, there’s a lot more to this stuff...

The Medical Experts’ Guide to Surviving Two Thanksgiving Dinners with Your Gastrointestinal System Mostly Intact

Eating two large meals back-to-back is a tradition we’ve been practicing in the U.S. pretty much since in-laws and the first nationally proclaimed day of Thanksgiving were combined back in 1789. Ever since, each year on the fourth Thursday of November, millions of Americans eat successive 2,500-calorie...