Does Milk Make You Phlegmy?

Does Milk Make You Phlegmy?

{ ♪INTRO } It’s a belief almost as old as the product it’s about. Back in Egypt in the 12th century, a royal physician warned that dairy can make you stuffy in the head. No one seems to know where he got that idea from,…

Extreme Animal Milks You Probably Don’t Want To Drink
How to Milk a Cockroach

How to Milk a Cockroach

[ intro ] You, me, dogs, cats, horses, guinea pigs … we’re all mammals. All part of one big, happy, milk-producing family. Other animals generally don’t share the ability to feed their young with a substance secreted from their own bodies… With a few exceptions….

Why Nutrition Studies Keep Contradicting Each Other

Why Nutrition Studies Keep Contradicting Each Other

[♪ INTRO ] It seems like it’s practically impossible to get a straight answer on whether a given food or supplement is good for you. First they say red wine is good for you. Then there’s a headline announcing that it doesn’t do anything, and…

Bad Science: Breast Milk and Formula

Bad Science: Breast Milk and Formula

Thanks to Skillshare for supporting this episode of SciShow. [ ♪INTRO ] If you’ve had a baby in the last couple decades or so, you’ve probably been told that “breast is best.” That you should make sure your baby gets only breast milk for the…

Using Devil’s Milk to Kill Superbugs

Using Devil’s Milk to Kill Superbugs

A huge milestone in medicine was the discovery of antibiotics in the early 1900s, arming doctors against bacterial infections like never before. But the thing about bacteria is they reproduce really quickly, which means more genetic mutations, and the chance of developing resistance to our…

The 5 Fabulous Food Groups

The 5 Fabulous Food Groups

Our bodies need lots of energy to keep us going throughout the day. And do you know where we get that energy? That’s right…from the food we eat! And all kinds of different people enjoy different kinds of food. But whether your favorite meal includes…

Why Is My Pee Green?

Why Is My Pee Green?

You’ve probably noticed that your urine changes color slightly day to day, usually depending on how much water you’ve been drinking. But have you ever looked down and seen like a more surprising color in the toilet? Like red? Or green? Yeah. Green pee is…

The Moth That Drinks Bird Tears & 6 Other Absurd Diets

The Moth That Drinks Bird Tears & 6 Other Absurd Diets

[♩INTRO] You might sometimes venture outside your culinary comfort zone. Maybe you’ve eaten toasted crickets, or you’ve sampled escargot on a trip to France. But the seven organisms on this list don’t just dabble in out-of-the-box delicacies, they make some really bizarre dietary choices. Like,…

What Happens When You Stop Eating?

What Happens When You Stop Eating?

Medically speaking, starvation occurs when a body doesn’t get enough calories and nutrients; Whether brought on by poverty, famine, being lost at sea, voluntary hunger strikes or medical conditions, the physiology of starvation follows the same process no matter the cause. And it really is…