“Zombie cicadas” infected with mind-controlling fungus re-emerge

Humans aren’t the only ones susceptible to the psychedelic chemicals found in magic mushrooms. “Zombie cicadas” — under the influence of a parasitic fungus — have reemerged in West Virginia to infect their friends, and now scientists have a better understanding of how it happens.  Researchers from West Virginia University recently saw the return of […]

A Nutritarian Diet Isn’t Just Plant-Based

While looking for vegan recipe inspiration on Instagram, I stumbled on the hashtag #nutritarian, an eating lifestyle developed Joel Furman, MD, who wrote the book Eat to Live. After scrolling through gorgeously colored plant-based recipes and reading a little bit...

Boosting Immunity Is A Dangerous Myth

Photo credit: ALLIE HOLLOWAY From ELLE Mythological tales, from Achilles to Dracula, are rooted in immunity. And since medicine’s earliest days, physicians have relied on metaphors—using images like armies, orchestras, communities, weather, and gardens—to try to...