Lately, it seems like everyone Gut Check knows either has a cold, is recovering from a cold or is awaiting the arrival of a cold. Now, Gut Check's general recommendation for fighting off a cold is to dose a bowl of pho with twice as much Sriracha as you can stand and then chase it with half a bottle ... More >>
Omega-3 fatty acids, for some of us, are a mixed blessing. On one hand, they have insanely good health benefits: they reduce the risk of heart disease, they ease inflammation from arthritis and asthma and they may even help with depression, ADHD and Alzheimer's. On the other hand, for the longest ti ... More >>
The good news for Nesquik? Wreck-It Ralph, the animated film with which it has a promotional partnership, is looking like a blockbuster. The bad news? The only reason we're talking about Nesquik's promotional partnership with Wreck-It Ralph is because of a recall of the chocolate-powder drink mix. ... More >>
Red wine has been firmly established as the wonder drug of our time. It prevents blindness, skin cancer, diabetes, heart disease and tooth decay! It fights radiation and food poisoning! It makes you thin and young and lovely and French! Whoops, not French, sorry, we got a little carried away there. ... More >>
Gut Check is constantly sampling the best, worst and most confusing foods floating around the St. Louis area, but sometimes -- especially when it's 75 degrees Fahrenheit in March and feels like summer -- it can begin to weigh us down. We began to think: Is there such a thing as spring cleaning for t ... More >>
The glory days of Mad Men, when doctors prescribed regular cigarette smoking and judiciously-administered (daily) glasses of alcohol, are, sadly, long gone -- except for red wine, that miracle drink that keeps us young and healthy while also getting us drunk. Good Lord how we love it! For a long ti ... More >>
An 11-year-old Madison County girl found some mysterious capsules on a dresser in her home and asked her mother, Nicole L. Edwards, what they were. Mom told her they were vitamins and left it at that -- she also left the capsules with her kid. The girl, who was smart enough to recognize that most ... More >>
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We were similarly disappointed when discovering just what AdvoCare v100 is.If you're like us, you woke up this morning scratching your head on news that the Missouri Tigers would face off against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the AdvoCare v100 Independence Bowl.Your confusion wasn't why these t ... More >>
Our bodies are miraculous machines, almost as intuitive and user-friendly as Steve Jobs' creations. They try to tell us what is good for us, try to steer us in the right direction. When we need rest, we get tired. When we need to eat, we get hungry. Even what, specifically, we are hungry for is a co ... More >>
Image viaSomebody get this kid some vino!Gut Check thought the snake oil salesman was supposed to be hawking, well, snake oil. But apparently, he's switched to merlot. A new study released by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that drinking wine prevents sunburn and even ski ... More >>
Vitamin D is enjoying a serious moment in the sun lately, if you'll pardon the pun. The vitamin, which we produce naturally when we're exposed to sunshine, has been shown to be crucial in maintaining bone health and immune function. It may help keep hair and eyes healthy. And mushrooms that have ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons This week, we've zeroed in on the cause of all the ills in America's children - it's chocolate milk served in school cafeterias! Chocolate milk! ABC News reported yesterday that dentists are joining some nutritionists in decrying the horrors of chocolate milk. Even the U.K ... More >>
image viaThe seeds of the bastard poon tree have been proven to reduce belly fat...in rats.There are amazing secrets for reducing belly fat, some even advertised on this here blog. Daily RFT has never actually clicked on any of those ads, mostly because we're afraid there will be a giant payw ... More >>
Salad, salad, salad. S-A-L-A-D. That spells salad, salad, salad. Good for you and me. Anytime of the day, you get vitamins this way. It's healthy to much, it's yummy to crunch. We're in a bowl of lettuce, we're a salad don't forget us. Salad, salad, salad!
This product comes from Greg Perez, the ex-chef and owner at the now-shuttered Grateful Inn, formerly located on Manchester Road in Maplewood. Since the restaurant, which featured several hemp-based dishes on the menu, closed in March of last year, Perez has focused on expanding his salad dressing b ... More >>
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rwqp.rutgers.edu I was in the car last week listening to the Diane Rehm Show (it, uh, relaxes me), when an exchange between the host and one of her guests roused me out of my torpor. The topic du jour was the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent determination that meat and milk from clone ... More >>
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Published the Week of March 22