Vitamins and Supplements

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Experts Take on the Two Sides of the GMO Debate

    A standout among the Brooklyn Food Book Fair's more agreeable events -- a talk about the Midwest's culinary identity, a conversation on social entrepreneurship -- was a contentious panel discussion on genetically engineered foods, presented by the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD). Two scientists, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Marion Nestle on Her History With Food Studies and the Future of Food Politics

    Look around New York City, and you will see hundreds of this town's young, hip denizens picking up a bundle of organic kale at their local farmers' markets while chatting about their rooftop beekeeping operations or basement brewing ventures. And many of those people are taking their hobbies one ste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    NYCLU Files Lawsuit Against State Over DOC's Solitary Confinement Policies

    The New York Civil Liberties Union yesterday filed a lawsuit in federal court charging New York State prison officials with overseeing policies that lead to the "arbitrary and unjustified use" of solitary confinement for prison inmates.The plaintiff in the lawsuit, Leroy Peoples, spent more than two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Calling All Suckers: East Village Snake-Oil Factory Selling Tap Water For $2.50 A Glass

    We're not sure what's more unsettling: the fact that an East Village business is selling tap water for $2.50 a bottle, or that countless idiots will probably buy it.That's right, a "water cafe" called "Molecule" is now open for business right around the corner from the Voice's East Village abode tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Judy Tenuta Asks Me For Help With Her Sex Tape!

    Hilarious love goddess Judy Tenuta has signed a big deal for Vegas, plus she has a new book out and two movies. She paused to crack me up about all of it the other day, with a zingy phone call from La La Land. Hi, Judy. Tell me about your book, Full Frontal Tenudity. It's like three books in one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    David Edgar Love: "I Think I Have Scientology By The Balls"

    When I talked to David Edgar Love by Skype at his Montreal apartment Wednesday evening, he sounded exhausted -- he'd had only an hour of sleep in the past two days. "I'm pretty tired. I was up until about 5 this morning, then I had mnql1 wake me up at 6 and had that radio interview," he says, cred ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Happy National Margarita Day! Here's How to Prevent Tomorrow's Hangover

    Happy National Margarita Day! If that's not a good reason to get sloshed after work today, what is? Here at Fork in the Road, we're all about the drinking (though ideally that which coincides with eating). Yet the age-old problem with getting too boozy is that you're bound to get hungover. Back arou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Fish Might Keep Your Brain Working Swimmingly: Study

    Chicken of the sea might beef up your brain: Researchers have found that diets high in fish and vegetables might prevent your gray matter from shrinking with age. As detailed in December's Neurology, these foods -- high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins D,C,E, and B -- have been linked to healthy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Hangover Patches: Do They Work?

    Andreiandrade / FlickrCan a patch prevent this from happening?​New Year's Eve might as well be nicknamed Hangover Eve, because for millions of Americans, it's time to get as wasted as possible. There's been a lot of buzz recently about Blowfish, the new over-the-counter drug made from caffein ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 30, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Dos Caminos Chef Ivy Stark on New York City's Best Mexican Street Food

    Photo courtesy Ivy StarkIvy Stark eats from the street​ Dos Caminos is one of the city's more upscale Mexican restaurants, but chef Ivy Stark has a soft spot for Mexican street food. So much so that she just wrote a book about tacos, tortas, and a bevy of other street snacks titled, appropria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Scientology Mailbag: We Hear it from Church Members

    I can feel the Niacin working -- I can fly! I can fly!​We have several really interesting stories working this week, but we thought we'd start things off with something a little different. Since we started moving to nearly daily coverage of Scientology back in April, the tips coming in here t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    What Color Is Your Carrot?

    ​Purple carrots? But do they taste any different? August is the month that heirloom varieties and modern hybrids cavort in the farmers' markets around town. Heirlooms are persnickety, and take longer to grow, and, as for the hybrids, canny farmers know that customers are tired of the same o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    5-Hour Energy: Does It Work?

    We've all seen the commercials. And we all have the same burning questions: Does 5-Hour Energy really work? Will we really avoid the 2:30 slump? Just what does it taste like? There was only one way to find out. Behold the five-hour account of my consuming 5-Hour Energy.

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    10 Astounding Nutritional Discoveries of the Future

    ​Too many Omega 3's will quite literally turn you into a fish! Nutritionists tend to be full of shit. One day they tell you to eat margarine, then change their minds and say margarine will kill you. Generated by meaningless correlation studies and based on shaky science, so it is with most o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2011

    Rachelle Hruska is On Her New Age Health Nut Game

    The new Prozac.​Rachelle Hruska, founder of social gossip party site Guest of a Guest, is on some next-level Scientology-type new age shit. This morning she took to Twitter to stand up for cashews and niacin in place of antidepressants, and to scold Runnin' Scared paterfamilias Foster Kamer.

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Sampling Thought-to-Be-Extinct Chocolate

    Lauren ShockeyWhat's old is new again.​ Thought to be extinct and essentially lost for the past hundred years, the Pure Nacional variety of the cacao tree was just recently rediscovered in Peru. Which is great news for chocoholics, because this type of tree was renowned a century ago and was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Bedbugs Continue Campaign of Shock and Ew, Employing Guerrilla Tactics at Google, 311

    ​Bedbugs have reportedly now encroached upon Google's offices in Chelsea and -- isn't it ironic -- New York City's own 311 offices, right where you're supposed to call if you think you have a bedbug infestation. Meta. Per NY1, the call center in Lower Manhattan was fumigated Tuesday night after a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Whole Foods Turns 30; Calorie Counts to Hit Planes, Trains & Movie Theaters

    ​Whole Foods turns 30 on September 20 and is rolling out several new initiatives: a welfare rating system that tells customers how meat animals were raised, a transparency program for seafood, and Wellness Clubs. [USA Today] Many portions at fast-food chain restaurants are at least two times ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    94-Year-Old Socialite Zelda Kaplan Is Awesome and We Want to Party With Her

    ​Coming up upon our 30s, or blowing right past them as the case may be, we sort-of-finally (maybe?) New York adults are confounded with worries...Are we too old? Are we no longer cool enough? Can we still do all the things we used to and want to do, or do we have to run out and grab a husband ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Red Wine's Magical Properties Continue to Amaze and Delight

    ​Another day, another fabulous study revealing the magical, mystical properties of red wine. This time, we learn that resveratrol, that extra special stuff that comes from the skin of red grapes and is hence found in red wine, can neutralize the toxic effects of proteins linked to Alzheimer's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Food Fraud Abounds; Olive Oil Shortage Looms

    ​Denny's will launch its first national value menu on Saturday, dubbed the "$2 $4 $6 $8 Value Menu." It features 16 items, including biscuits and gravy with hash browns or an egg, and lemon-pepper chicken with two sides, bread, and a drink. [Nation's Restaurant News] Food fraud is more commo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    And In Strange Studies: Pecorino, For Your Health

    ​A group of American and Italian scientists have put their resources and expertise to good use studying the long-term effects of Pecorino Romano cheese on human health. One usually thinks of formaggio as a fatty indulgence, but, apparently, the researchers have found that small amounts of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Things We Hate--Green Bell Peppers

    Why do green bell peppers even exist? They are simply unripe red bell peppers, inferior in every way to their ripened brethren. Green bell peppers are bitter and thin, and hard to choke down. Red bell peppers, on the other hand, are sweet and plush, and when cooked, turn lush and silky. How many t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    New Study Says Chicken Soup Is Good for the Heart Too

    Wine Tweeter and vlogger Gary Vaynerchuk has signed a seven-figure 10-book deal with HarperStudio. The Belarusian-born wine retailer from New Jersey, who has 145,000 followers on Twitter, admits he doesn't read books. [Wall Street Journal] A Japanese study suggests that chicken soup may help lower ... More >>

  • Music

    February 11, 2009

    Downtown Jazzbo Andrew D'Angelo Is Still Standing

    A musician fights off brain cancer

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Do You Really Want To Wipe Your Ass With Aloe Vera?

    I was just skedaddling around KMart--well, Lincoln Center was too far away--when I spotted shelves filled with rolls and rolls of Cottonelle toilet paper enhanced with aloe vera and Vitamin E! Is this really necessary? Does your butt really need to be that pampered while you're wiping away the detri ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 5, 2008


    Chocoholics, this cacao is for you

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2008

    Staten Island Firm Fined in Boiler Room Scam

    What better way to start the new year than with another round of fraud, insider trading and greed? A Manhattan federal judge certainly didn’t disappoint, slapping the Staten Island commodities trading company Richmond Global Entities with $3.4 million in fines and sanctions. It seems that startin ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    September 13, 2005

    Grease Is Good!

    Are lard, eggs, and fish tacos the new health foods?

  • Screens

    December 14, 2004
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    July 6, 1999

    Physical Reality

    Workout Wisdom