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Just One Drop – The Story Behind the Homeopathy Controversy

Just One Drop – The Story Behind the Homeopathy Controversy. “Just One Drop” tells the little known story behind the homeopathy: the most controversial system of medicine ever invented. Could this be nature’s most potent medicine? From www.justonedropfilm.com: Homeopathy is a specific form of medicine that uses minute doses of a highly diluted substance that stimulates the body […]

Who has time to be sick? Apparently, only people in the U.K.

It’s the start of cold and flu season and for those of us in the labor force, that means the potential to miss work due to an unexpected illness.    It’s interesting to note that although many in the United States have sick days built in as part of their  terms of employment, few people ever […]

Air pollution stresses the whole body

A new study published by the American Heart Association shows there may be a correlation between exposure to air pollution and higher levels of stress hormones.   This may also explain in part why long-term exposure to high pollution levels are associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and a shorter life span.   While air quality levels […]

The Allergy Avalanche

Why does it seem that so many people now have allergies?   Growing up in the rural Midwest, I never encountered anyone with allergies until I met my spouse, who had many.   I admit I was a bit suspicious: it seemed impossible to me that things as innocuous as dust, plants, and pets could cause a […]

Natural Silver

Silver (periodic table symbol Ag) is an element found naturally in earth’s crust.   It’s an amazing metal because it is one of the most thermally and electrically conductive metals, and it has the highest reflectivity of any metal.   Silver also happens to be one of the most useful elements… because you can find it in […]

Natural is better

“Natural is better” seems self-evident, doesn’t it?  We all know eating an apple is better for us than a fruit roll-up, and no one would blink an eye if you said water is better for your body than a can of soda.  And yet, there seems to be a perception among many that over-the-counter (OTC) […]

Swimmers’ Chafe

Chafing is a very common complaint among swimmers.  Although all chafing is caused by friction, there are actually three specific ways that chafing occurs when in and around the water. Skin-on-skin. This one is more common in triathletes, overweight persons or people who are swimming a lot.  It is simply skin on skin friction caused […]

Sugar snap peas, an ideal snack for weight loss

Are you a gardener or just enjoy farm-fresh vegetables?  This year consider adding sugar snap peas to your line up of summer treats.  Peas belong to the legume plant family.  Legumes are plants which produce pods with enclosed seeds.    All peas are rich in protein, low in fat, and very nutritious.    In fact, only lima […]

The three types of muscles

The human body contains over 650 muscles.   They are everywhere and perform many vital jobs like pumping blood through your circulatory system or simply making it possible to walk.   Some muscles you can control and some work involuntarily.  You probably don’t give any of them a second thought, until you overwork one and it becomes […]

Your Amazing Skin

Your skin may be one of the most noticeable things about you, but it is the most underappreciated organ we have.    It’s exposed to the harsh world every day but quietly protects you in ways you may not realize. Your skin acts as the front-line barrier between your insides and the environment, offering you protection […]