Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 25 July 2017 Some experts believe that millions of years ago, the evolution of our species, Homo sapiens, was crucially affected by seaweed Some experts believe that millions of years ago, the evolution of our species, Homo sapiens, was crucially affected by a rather unexpected kind of food: seaweed. According to Professor Ole G. Mouritsen of the University of Southern Denmark, all of the nutrients required for our primitive ancestors to make the transition to modern Homo sapiens were available in seaweeds. Ubiquitous and easily harvested in shallow ocean waters, their elevated content of magnesium and zinc may have contributed significantly to humanity’s impressive brain development at this stage of evolution. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Exercising with allergies – what you should know Medical Do therapists need therapy? Lifestyle Scientists closer to drug that cuts nicotine dependence Diet and nutrition Gluten-free craze: But what about people who really can't have gluten? News Drug addicts target patients for their medication News Health dept commits to resolve critical ARV shortages before year end From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.