Rice – does it really contain arsenic?

Arsenic is a chemical element present in the soil, water and air. There are 2 different types of arsenic – organic and inorganic (nothing to do with farming practises). When arsenic atoms bond with carbon atoms, the arsenic is referred to as “organic”. When the arsenic atoms do not bond with carbon atoms, it is…

Anxiety – is it all in your mind?

As with depression and other mental health issues, anxiety has a rather chequered past. The Ancient Greek philosopher Plato described anxiety (coined as hysteria) as being caused by the female uterus, which would travel around the body “…blocking passages, obstructing breathing and causing disease”. The Ancient Greeks also suspected that women produced semen which, when…