Sunscreen protects you from skin cancer

Sunscreen protects you from skin cancer

Summer is already gone and we have all enjoyed holidays and sun. However, it is good to know how sunlight affects our skin and how sunscreen protects us. Sunscreen´s SPF tells us which one is better for our skin type. If we don´t use it, sunlight can damage our skin, ending up in a sunburn and skin cancer with accumulative sun exposure. In this post we will see: What does the SPF in sunscreen mean? Skin cancer types Skin structure Why do we loose our tan? What is photoaging? What…

Is chocolate healthy?

Is chocolate healthy?

Today we are back with one of the most consumed foods, chocolate. Very few dislike it, it seduces us at any moment when we suddenly see a chocolate dessert.  During summer, who can reject a chocolate ice-cream? The Mayas took it as health and youth elixir, and we have heard it multiple times, it is healthy.  In deed, it is said that it helps with depression, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, it is even used as an aphrodisiac. Where do all these magic effects come from? are they true? let´s figure it out! Chocolate main…

Detox or cleanse diets, are they healthy? do they really clean your body?

Detox or cleanse diets, are they healthy? do they really clean your body?

Detox diets have become a hot topic, not because of their use controversy, there is no controversy among scientists, but because celebrities are using them as a miracle solution for a life of excess and chaos. Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Madonna or Justin Bieber, they all appear in pink magazines talking about their miracle diets. It is a flourishing business, although it is probably useless for our organism. Another recent hot topic is the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). It is a deal for free commerce between the US and the EU. Companies will…

Protect your brain through ketosis and intermediate fasting

Protect your brain through ketosis and intermediate fasting

– Albert Einstein once said: “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”  Changing your mind is an art, there are very few absolutes in the universe and if you have an opinion on something, but the evidence shows the opposite, you have to change your mind. It is a noble humble act, the opposite to being stubborn. Something old changes to something new. Unfortunately, old stuff resists to change as we can see in politics, business, university and society in general. Of course nutrition is not an exception,…

Welcome, lets start here

Welcome, lets start here

Welcome everybody. In the last years, different fields of knowledge like Biology, Medicine, Astronomy, Material Science or even Gastronomy have undertaken a “molecularization” process in their fields. This has allowed to find new answers and to achieve goals that before remained unmet. This molecular revolution, is the next logic step in the history of science, and sets Chemistry as a key player between basic and applied knowledge. Its not rare anymore to listen to well-known cooks, like Ferran Adria, talking about concepts and techniques previously seen just in a chemical lab…

About me

About me

My name is Joaquin Barjau, Since I was a child I feel passion for science and I have always wanted to develop something new. When somebody asked me what I would like to be when I grow up, I always answered that scientist and doctor. My first birthday presents where plastic dinosaurs, minerals and G.I. Joes. Probably something that I really desired was that microbiology set that never arrived because my mother thought that lens would deteriorate my sight. I decided to study chemistry without knowing what I was really…

How sugar affects your health

How sugar affects your health

Sometimes you realize it is time to say goodbye. It might cause pain, you might not be prepared, but you know in the long term that relationship is going to hurt you. This is the case of sugar. Here we will see why it is not just energy for the brain and why it is so harmful. Obviously, it is a polemic topic, and the sugar lobby wants you to see it as a nutrition source and to keep on eating it daily, of course, their business is at risk. Sugar plantations…