Why Do We Get Dizzy After Eating a Big Meal? | SHE-ensya Why Series

Hello Science Fans!

After a good mukbang or buffet, do you sometimes feel dizzy?
Do you think you suddenly got high blood (aka hypertension)?

In this episode of the SHE-ensya Why Series, we look a the science behind why we get dizzy after eating a lot! We discuss the biology of dizziness and how it can be linked to blood sugar, blood pressure, and even stomach enzymes going out of place. We also give out health tips to avoid feeling discomfort after eating.

So, if you want to avoid feeling bad after eating, then this video is for you!

The SHE-ensya why series will dissect some of our most head scratching why questions, teasing out the scientific principles from historical records, conspiracy theories and mass media.

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.
And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

Does Cold Weather Make Us Sick? | SHE-ensya Why Series

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Do you wear socks at night?

Do you avoid sleeping with wet hair?

Do you avoid cold drafts?

Do you do all these because you think the cold temperature can make us sick?

In this episode of the SHE-ensya Why Series, we look at the science behind the connection between cold weather or cold temperature and colds and flu. We discuss the primary causes for us getting sick, and the possible links these have with low temperatures. We also look at the other possibilities as to why we feel under the weather when the weather turns. And we look at the best ways to prevent us getting colds and flu!

So if you want to know if the coming cold weather is bad for you, please watch this video!

The SHE-ensya why series will dissect some of our most head scratching why questions, teasing out the scientific principles from historical records, conspiracy theories and mass media. 

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.

And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

Are Essentials Oils Good For Us? | SHE-ensya Why Series

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Are essential oils essential to our lives?

In this episode of the SHE-ensya Why Series, we look at the science — at least, what little there is — on the use of essential oils. We discuss how its components are highly varied, and why this makes it inconsistent at best, and dangerous at worst. We discuss how it is used, and how the substances in it affect our bodies. And we look at why it has been very difficult to study scientifically.

So if you want to find out if you should be inhaling that peppermint sage oil, then please watch this video!

The SHE-ensya why series will dissect some of our most head scratching why questions, teasing out the scientific principles from historical records, conspiracy theories and mass media. 

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.

And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

Why Do We Get Brain Freeze? | SHE-ensya Why Series

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Ice cream…
Slurpees…
Milk shakes…

Yum!!! And ouch!

In this episode of the SHE-ensya Why Series, we look at the science of brain freeze. We look at what’s happening inside our mouths and our brains that lead to that painful sensation. We also try to figure out how to stop it from happening. And finally, we look at how this uncomfortable event may actually be the key in understanding — and curing — migraines!

So if you want to enjoy your cold treats pain-free, please watch this video!

The SHE-ensya why series will dissect some of our most head scratching why questions, teasing out the scientific principles from historical records, conspiracy theories and mass media.

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.
And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!

Why Can We Eat Steak Raw (but not chicken)? Why Do We Have to Cook Food? | SHE-ensya Why Series

Hello Science Fans!

Why can we eat salads raw, but we need to cook potatoes?

Why can steak be served “rare” but not chicken?

Why do we have to cook food anyway?

In this episode of the SHE-ensya Why series, we look at the science of digestion. We look at the different parts of the digestive system and give an overview of their function.

We also compare the process of digesting plant food versus meat, and see the differences between how food is processed in herbivores, carnivores, and in our own stomachs. Here we will see why our digestive system is not necessarily equipped to eat ONLY plants or to eat ONLY meat.

We look at intestine lengths, stomach acidities, and mechanisms to battle bacteria! And finally, we discuss how cooking becomes part of this intricate process.

Food is our primary source of nutrition, so we should learn more about its processes!

The SHE-ensya why series will dissect some of our most head scratching why questions, teasing out the scientific principles from historical records, conspiracy theories and mass media. 

So join us in this episode, and figure out if cooking is really necessary.

Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, your resident Filipina scientist, in the comments section below.

And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!