Moderna’s president says if you can hack the rules of mRNA, “the entire kingdom of life is available for you to play with”

Moderna President Stephen Hoge once said that if you can hack the rules of mRNA, “essentially the entire kingdom of life is available for you to play with.” With the mRNA technology now available in coronavirus vaccine doses, Hoge’s remark suddenly sounded dire. It made people think that someone is about to play with their lives. … Continue reading Moderna’s president says if you can hack the rules of mRNA, “the entire kingdom of life is available for you to play with”

Food supply 101: Protein sources for your survival stockpile

Grains, flour, pasta and other sources of carbohydrates are ideal for long-term storage, making them staples of survival stockpiles. But carbohydrates can only get you so far in a true survival situation. A well-rounded survival diet should contain protein as well. Protein is the building block of life, as all your cells are made of protein. Protein is what … Continue reading Food supply 101: Protein sources for your survival stockpile

Tips for working out in the morning and pursuing intermittent fasting after

Intermittent fasting and morning workouts do not ordinarily go together. However, people who want the benefits of both practices have ways to ensure that fasting and exercise work together. With intermittent fasting, people fast for 12 to 20 hours. Doing so limits the daily eating window to as little as four hours. This type of fasting helps reduce … Continue reading Tips for working out in the morning and pursuing intermittent fasting after

Micronutrients and macronutrients: 6 Essential nutrients and why you need each one to stay healthy

Proper diet is crucial to maintaining optimal health, and a huge part of it is ensuring the adequate intake of essential nutrients needed to support important cellular processes. Scientists agree that there are six primary nutrients that the human body cannot produce. Therefore, people need to get them from a range of foods in order to stay healthy. Six … Continue reading Micronutrients and macronutrients: 6 Essential nutrients and why you need each one to stay healthy

Beans, mushrooms and more: Vegan sources of protein and vitamins B12 and D

Vegans and vegetarians don’t get enough protein – or so people think. In a recent article published online, internal medicine specialist Milton Mills blasted claims from dietitians that ditching meat means missing out on protein, an essential macronutrient. Plant cells contain protein, Mills argued. In fact, plant-based foods like grains, legumes and nuts are concentrated sources of … Continue reading Beans, mushrooms and more: Vegan sources of protein and vitamins B12 and D

Egg nutrition facts: How many calories are in an egg?

Eggs are one of the most misunderstood foods because of their cholesterol content. But according to experts, eggs are actually nutritious and can be a good source of energy to boost your day. Eggs contain important nutrients that are linked to many health benefits. They are also a versatile ingredient and a breakfast staple in many … Continue reading Egg nutrition facts: How many calories are in an egg?

Off to do your daily workout? Here are a few things you can munch on before you hit the gym

The body consumes high amounts of energy when you work out, depleting your energy stores. One way to keep your body up and running during particularly intense exercises is to eat before working out. Some people fast before working out and still perform well. Others, particularly beginners and those who do highly demanding workout routines, need to … Continue reading Off to do your daily workout? Here are a few things you can munch on before you hit the gym

Researchers: Eyes are a possible entry point for coronavirus

The coronavirus may be using the eyes as an entry point into the body, suggests a new study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University. The study, published in a preprint format in MedRxiv, found that a certain protein enzyme produced by the eyes called angiotensin-converting enzyme-2, or ACE-2, can serve as a carrier for SARS-CoV-2 to enter the body. According … Continue reading Researchers: Eyes are a possible entry point for coronavirus

Put some protein in your smoothie with these 5 vegetables

Proteins are often associated with meat, cheese, and other dairy products – but did you know that vegetables offer them as well? If you’re looking to get your daily dose of protein without adding meat to your diet, a good way to do it is to combine vegetables into your smoothies. What are proteins? A protein is a chain of amino acids – like … Continue reading Put some protein in your smoothie with these 5 vegetables

Food storage tips: How much food and water do you need to survive for 3 months?

Food storage is an important aspect of prepping. When SHTF, your life will be much easier if you have at least three months’ worth of shelf-stable food in your survival stockpile. (h/t to AskAPrepper.com) But what if you’re on a budget, and you want to store the bare minimum food supply to keep your family well-fed during a long-term … Continue reading Food storage tips: How much food and water do you need to survive for 3 months?