Food & Nutrition

This Is What Alkaline Water Really Does to Your Body

Alkaline water is having a moment—but is it really worth the extra money? Here’s what experts have to say about this beverage trend. yanik88/Shutterstock Alkaline water is trending—but that doesn’t mean it’s necessary, or even beneficial, to drink. Health expert Nesochi Okeke-Igbokwe, MD, explains that alkaline water essentially contains added minerals that raise the pH level […]


Cold-Pressed Watermelon Water Recalled for Potentially Containing Plastic

Fans of one trendy and delicious—and SELF Healthy Food Award-winning—cold-pressed watermelon water may want to check their bottles: World Waters LLC is voluntarily recalling several lots of WTRMLN WTR due to the potential presence of plastic, according to a statement on the FDA website. Specifically, the company is recalling 18 lots of the original watermelon-flavored […]


Amoeba From Tap Water in Neti Pot Tied to Fatal Brain Infection In Seattle Woman

A fatal brain infection reportedly took the life a Seattle woman who doctors believe improperly used a neti pot. The 69-year-old woman, whom health officials are not identifying due to medical privacy regulations, had been suffering from a chronic sinus infection, according to a report published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. In January, […]