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The discovery of vitamin A

The discovery of vitamin A

It is easy to think that one person discovered a vitamin on a Thursday just before lunch. It makes history so much easier to re-tell. In the case of vitamin A, the process of discovery spanned 130 years, starting in 1816 when a French physiologist Francois Magendie fed dogs a poor diet and found they died in a similar fashion as malnourished infants, and ending with its manufacture in 1946.

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Multivitamin supplements

Multivitamin supplements

Give a talk on any aspect of nutrition and there is a good chance that you will be asked "Should I take a vitamin supplement?" A realistic answer would be: "If you are here at a presentation on nutrition, then there is a good chance that you eat well and are least likely to need any supplement." But that's not what people want to hear, because a supplement is seen as taking con...

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Should you wash mushrooms?

Should you wash mushrooms?

I have often read that you should never wash a mushroom because it quickly absorbs water and you get squishy mushrooms. Yet there are plenty of voices out there saying that you can wash a mushroom. I write a lot as a consultant to the Australian mushroom industry, so I needed to find the "truth".

My kitchen became a laboratory. I plonked 150g (5 oz) of whole button mushrooms in cold wat...

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Juicing

Juicing

You are not serious about your health until you juice combinations of fruits and vegetables, according to those that pray at the Church of Blended Plants. You exchange recipes online and discuss the best juicers and blenders on the market and tell the world of nature's wonders. But will juicing elevate your health beyond the capabilities of the original ingredients?

Juicing is a relatively new co...


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Eat like a caveman

Eat like a caveman

What is the perfect diet? If you go by what you read in the media, you might toss up between the Mediterranean diet, the low-carb diet, or the Japanese diet. Now and again you will hear of the hunter-gatherer diet, or cave man diet, touted as the ideal choice as it was the diet for most of human ancestry.

The hunter-gatherer diet should probably be termed the gatherer-hunter diet as our forebears...

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