Food and Supplements

The Man Behind The World’s Best Restaurant Wants To Open A Venue In York

Tommy Banks

  From YorkMix.   We’ve got more than our fair share of award-winning chefs in York these days. Neil Bentinck saw his Micklegate restaurant Skosh awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide in September. Le Cochon Aveugle on Walmgate, run by Josh Overington, was named as one the UK’s Top Scorers in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2017. And Andrew […]

My Promised Saline IV Update. How Did It Go ?

Anil

  By Anil van der Zee, from his Blog, Capture, Dance, Words.   This year I’ve arranged for saline IV’s. As I have a hard time tolerating any medication, and I’m not improving enough because of it. Saline IV’s seemed to be the best solution to help with my orthostatic intolerance or rather my postural […]

‘Great Christmas Get Together’ To Tackle Loneliness

Mince Pies

  From ITV News.   After the success of ‘The Great Get Together’ in memory of Jo Cox in June, ‘The Great Christmas Get Together’ will invite people to share a ‘Mince Pie Moment’ with somebody who might be feeling lonely over the festive period. ‘Mince Pie Moments’ will take place all over the UK, […]

Responsible Chocolate Is About Protecting Both Forests And Cocoa Farmers’ Livelihoods

Chocolate

  By Mark Hirons, Constance McDermott and Victoria Maguire-Rajpaul in The Conversation.   Chocolate lovers probably don’t want any new reasons to feel guilty about eating chocolate. But there is growing public awareness of the impact of cocoa on tropical forests, particularly in West Africa, where two-thirds of the world’s cocoa is produced. Recently, at the Climate Change conference in Bonn (COP23), […]

This Is How Much Coffee You Should Drink Daily To Reap Its Health Benefits

Coffee

    From Huffpost.   People who guzzle three to four cups of coffee a day benefit most from the hot drink’s health benefits, according to a new study. While there’s been conflicting evidence around the health benefits of coffee in the past, researchers wrote in the BMJ that a cup of Joe is “more likely to benefit health than […]

Automated Checkouts ‘Miserable’ For Elderly Shoppers

Checkout

  By Sean Coughlan in BBC News.   Automated checkout machines put off about a quarter of older people from going shopping, a survey from a housing charity for the elderly suggests. They can find the automated checkouts “intimidating” and “unfriendly,” according to the charity, Anchor. Without someone to talk to at the tills, shopping […]

Fat Lad Emails ‘Posh’ York Restaurant – To Check He’d Get ‘A Proper Fat Lad’s Plateful’

Star Inn

  From YorkMix.   It was, said manager Jo Ellery, ‘hands down, the best email we’ve ever received’. A potential diner had messaged the Star Inn The City in York to make a few preliminary inquiries. He was planning to bring his wife to York for a night as a Christmas present, he began. But he just […]

ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Gut

  From the Quadram Institute.   Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), is a severely debilitating condition that is thought to affect up to 250,000 people in the UK. Symptoms include widespread pain, extreme tiredness and an inability to concentrate. The causes of ME/CFS aren’t known, and there are no effective […]

Family-Run York Business Wins ‘The Country’s Highest Food Accolade’

Spicebox

  From YorkMix.   It’s been one of York’s favourite food stores for years – and now its delights have earned national recognition. Rafi’s Spicebox has been named the Best Independent Retailer in the 2017 Observer Food MonthlyAwards. Now in their 14th year, the awards honour the finest in British food and drink. This year’s awards […]

Morrisons Is Launching A Veg Box, Which Feeds A Family Of Four For A Week For £3

Vegetables

    By David Levesley in iNews.   Morrisons is launching three seasonal veg boxes, with a standard box costing just £5. Three options will be available: a wonky veg box for £3, a standard box for £5, and an organic box for £8. A standard box contains 4.2kg of veg including a kilo of […]

Hurricane Maria’s Next Victims May Be U.S. Patients Who Rely On Drugs Manufactured In Puerto Rico

Painkillers

    By DocDawg in Daily Kos.   Puerto Rico’s single largest and most important export isn’t rum or sugar cane. It’s pharmaceuticals — the prescription drugs we all count on being there when we need them. Spurred by a favorable U.S. tax code provision, the 1970s witnessed nearly all of America’s largest pharmaceutical companies investing billions of dollars […]

Why Onions Make Us Cry (And Why Some Don’t)

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    By Duane Mellor in The Conversation.   Mark Anthony in Shakespeare’s Cleopatra may have referred to “the tears that live in the onion”. But why do onions actually make us cry? And why do only some onions make us blub in this way when others, including related “allium” plants such as garlic, barely ever draw […]

Anti-Inflammation Guide: The Rules And Foods You Need To Know

Vegetables

      From Vitamonk.com.   Inflammation. We’ve all dealt with it in some form or another, whether it’s a stiff joint, a fever, or an infected wound. But for some people, inflammation causes much more serious damage. Diseases like arthritis wreak havoc with the joints, causing enormous amounts of pain and suffering. When infections […]

York Beer & Cider Festival 2017 Wed Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – Sat Sep 23 @ 11:00 pm

Beer Fest

  From YorkMix.   Yorkshire’s biggest beer festival returns to the beautiful 150 acres of tree-lined parkland called York Knavesmire with 500+ beers and 100+ ciders. Website: http://www.yorkbeerfestival.org.uk Held in a huge marquee opposite the York Racecourse Grandstand it features beers and ciders from all over the UK as well as a foreign beer bar, world […]

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