AC Shilton

Wellness Lies

Pink Himalayan Salt Is a Waste of Money

Sure it looks nice, but claims that it’s cleaner and more nutritious than regular salt are dubious at best.
AC Shilton
1.17.19
butt stuff

People on the Keto Diet Have All Kinds of Problems Pooping

The high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet can lead to constipation and diarrhea.
AC Shilton
10.8.18
nutrition

This Is Why You Snack When You're Bored

And here's what you can do to stop it.
AC Shilton
9.5.18
Phys Ed

Nurse Places Fifth in Boston Marathon, Works 10-Hour Shift the Next Day

31-year-old Jessica Chichester drove back to NYC last night.
AC Shilton
4.17.18
Phys Ed

If You Were Fit Once, It Might Be Easier for You to Get Back in Shape

Getting ripped can actually change the DNA of your muscles.
AC Shilton
3.21.18
Phys Ed

German Olympians Swear By Non-Alcoholic Beer

We asked sports nutritionists if we should try this recovery strategy.
AC Shilton
2.23.18
Eat This

Why Air Travel Turns Your Mouth Into a Snack Vortex

You just can't resist that bag of salty pretzels.
AC Shilton
6.26.17
Weed Week

Legal Weed Is the Solution to Our Massive Painkiller Problem

Studies show that medical marijuana laws reduce opioid prescriptions and overdose deaths. It's time to consider recreational pot, too.
AC Shilton
4.19.17
longevity

“Killing Brain Cells” is Not Really a Thing

Here's what long nights of regrettable choices really do to your gray matter over time.
AC Shilton
4.6.17
Eat This

The Science of How Your Taste Buds Mature

And how even you can start drinking black coffee like a real adult.
AC Shilton
3.22.17
survival guide

What Would Happen if All the Bees Went Extinct?

It's almost impossible to overstate the importance of pollinators in our ecosystem.
AC Shilton
3.1.17
Eat This

The Quest to Create a Strain of Super Quinoa

Sequencing the plant's genome could make it even more sustainable, better tasting, and nutritionally superior.
AC Shilton
2.9.17