Caloric addins to tea and coffee

January 31, 2017

Do you add sugar or cream to your coffee or tea?  Those calories count as well…..

Dr. D.


Making tomatoes tasty again

January 27, 2017

Apparently, we have the means to re-introduce taste to tomatoes….and not surprisingly, it has to do with genetics…

Dr. D.


Making your own coffee

January 26, 2017

Some good practical tips here about making your own coffee….

Dr. D.


Why are cinnamon sticks so much more expensive than ground cinnamon?

January 26, 2017

Read on to find out (sort of)….

Dr. D.


Want to get better grades?

January 25, 2017

Get your exercise and iron…..now, there may be more to it than this, but it’s a good start…

Dr. D.


Eating red chili peppers correlated with decreased mortality

January 25, 2017

From the abstract…”Total mortality for participants who consumed hot red chili peppers was 21.6% compared to 33.6% for those who did not (absolute risk reduction of 12%; relative risk of 0.64). Adjusted for demographic, lifestyle, and clinical characteristics, the hazard ratio was 0.87 (P = 0.01; 95% Confidence Interval 0.77, 0.97). Consumption of hot red chili peppers was associated with a 13% reduction in the instantaneous hazard of death. Similar, but statistically nonsignificant trends were seen for deaths from vascular disease, but not from other causes. In this large population-based prospective study, the consumption of hot red chili pepper was associated with reduced mortality. Hot red chili peppers may be a beneficial component of the diet.”

You just feel like you want to die after eating them….

Dr. D.


Chemistry in your coffee cup

January 25, 2017

A cool video about the chemistry of coffee….

Dr. D.