Category Archives: Health

Making Family Health and Wellness a Routine

The most effective way to impact your family’s health for the longterm is to establish healthy routines and habits. A great way to do this is to give yourself regular reminders to stay on course. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not great at scheduling reminders on my calendar. I prefer physical, analog […]

Community Rallies Behind Teen’s Hot Dog Stand for School Clothes

Minneapolis Officials Help Teen Get Permits for Hot Dog Stand How many times have we read about a story in which children tried to experiment with a lemon aid or hot dog stand that was closed down quickly and emotionlessly by cranky neighbors and overzealous city authorities? Sadly, it seems to happen a lot, making […]

Hawaii Bans Oxybenzone Sunscreens-Are There Any Alternatives?

Many people are already booked and ready for their dream vacations to Hawaii this summer. Unfortunately, recent news has revealed that their beloved sunscreens used since childhood are no longer welcome in Hawaii, because of their destructive effects on coral reefs and surrounding ecosystems. As a result, environmentally conscious travellers are desperately searching the internet […]

How to make diseases disappear | Rangan Chatterjee

At his TEDX-Liverpool talk, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee surprised his audience by claiming that he can make disease disappear. After explaining that he’s not really a magician, he describes some things that he has had his patients do which resulted in dramatic improvements in their cases. He encourages everyone to first stop focussing on symptoms of […]

Can your biome make you fat?

  Is there a relationship between our gut bacteria and our BMI? According to neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt in her new book, “Why Diets Make Us Fat,” she suggests that scientists are finding evidence of a complex relationship that can impact our bodies in a wide variety of ways. Source: Can your biome make you fat?

Is Social Connection the Key to a Long and Healthy Life?

According to psychologist Susan Pinker, research indicates that it’s not exercise and diet that most determine longevity, but the number and quality of personal relationships that does. Pinker studied the inhabitants of the island of Sardinia, off the coast of Italy, which boasts six times the number of centenarians as the mainland and ten times […]

Essential Oils For Old Dogs?

Tokyo, Japan: It wasn’t until recently that my knowledge of oils was limited to two types: the black stuff that you put into your car and the clear stuff that you put on your frypan. Yes, I know, I was a typical clueless and uninterested guy. Fortunately, starting about fifteen years ago, my younger sister […]

These are the things that a food-poisoning expert doesn’t eat

Bill Marler, an attorney with 20 years of experience in food-poisoning litigation, fears these six foods the most. Source: These are the things that a food-poisoning expert doesn’t eat – Business Insider

Why Everyone’s Suddenly Talking About Gut Bacteria

Laura Entis, in a recent Fortune article, writes that gut bacteria has suddenly become all the rage again and now there is growing evidence that you can “catch” infections such skinniness, and obesity depending on the mix of microbes in your gut.  Some researchers speculate that the growing rate of antibiotic/ antibacterial substances used in healthcare treatment and in […]

Study: Agriculture must reduce methane emissions five-fold

When it comes to the causes of global warming and climate change, many of us picture billowing clouds of black, toxic smoke spewing from vehicles and factories.  However, a growing number of environmental experts is sounding the alarm that we should take immediate steps in altering our food production. Source: Study: Agriculture must reduce methane emissions five-fold – […]