I’m reading from a copy of the New Scientist (journal) promotional email: Quantum physics has always been a source of mystery and delight. It defies common sense yet we have learned to manipulate these strange phenomena. Hey, is this even the right question? I think we should be saying that “common sense” defies physics. “Common […]

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    There are few things that literally frighten me as much as loss of cognition. With the steadily growing epidemic of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, every single one of us must be diligent in the fight against these debilitating diseases. Early detection is crucial! If you’re diagnosed, get a second (even a third) opinion. […]

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    I’m in a fascinating new world, south of the equator: Namibia, in Africa. It’s Africa as you probably picture it from the movies. But Namibia is modern, advanced and thriving in its way. Most of the problems now are between the blacks themselves, not whites vs. blacks. Namibia achieved independence from South Africa in 1990. […]

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    In the year 2000, approximately 1-in-150 children were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The last year for which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has data is 2012 and that number is now 1-in-68 children and becoming more prevalent by the year. An almost 8% climb in twelve years is the […]

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    Humans Have an On-Board Compass Can humans detect the Earth’s magnetism in their cells? Of course not, say the experts. Is the Sun the center of the solar system? Of course not, said the experts. Does washing your hands after touching corpses help avoid the spread of disease? Of course not, said the experts. Can […]

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    The dangers of antibiotics in our modern society cannot be overstated. Over the last several decades, over-use of antibiotics has reached an all-time high. The result has been drug-resistant bacteria and “superbugs” that evolve faster than scientists can figure out how to fight them. A future where bacteria are at the top of the food […]

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    Gardening, especially public, renegade gardening, is one of the most important things conscious and awakening people can do right now to affect global change in favor of good health, a sound environment, and personal liberty—Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer, Waking Times The following three paragraphs are directly from RealFarmacy.com. As someone who loves gardening resources, the […]

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    Heart disease remains the #1 killer in the world. For decades, cardiovascular disease has claimed the lives of hundreds of millions globally while scientists scramble to unravel the mysteries surrounding the human body. Every year, new information comes to light about our critical organs, how our bodies work, and what we can do to protect […]

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    How To Better Your Life

    Who is living the perfect life? Nobody, for sure. I’m not. But I’m working all the time on improving my life a lot and I think that’s something we should all be doing. It’s NEVER too late to learn how to better your life! I read a marvelous story of a guy who graduated Oxford […]

    Can You “Catch” Obesity?

    Anyone who doesn’t refer to the obesity rates in the Western hemisphere as an epidemic has not been paying attention. As of 2012, more than two-thirds of American adults are considered overweight or obese. The dangers of obesity can no longer be ignored and they should not be molded into something they are not. It is […]

    Is Medical Error the 3rd Leading Cause of Death?

    I got an interesting piece in my inbox from MedScape this morning (Who Believes That Medical Error Is the Third Leading Cause of Hospital Deaths? May 26, 2016)… Readers may be aware of the absolute furor generated by a recent (2016) article in the British Medical Journal: Medical error-the third leading cause of death in […]

    Why the Standard American Diet (SAD) Triples Your Alzheimer’s Risk

    (It’s SAD for a reason…ha pun.) There’s nothing more frightening to so many of us as the threat of losing brain function. While I avoid dwelling on what “could happen” in regards to my cognition, I definitely examine the risk factors for Alzheimer’s and strongly guard against them. Currently, more than 46 million people have […]

    Part 2: Here’s What You Can Do to Prevent Dementia

    Last week I promised you more on the possibility of Alzheimer’s disease being caused by a microbial infection (“Can You Catch Dementia” 3 Jun 2016). Even so, I was surprised by the serendipity of reading an article on this exact topic in my New Scientist today (4 Jun 2016, vol 230 No 3076). In addition […]

    Follow a Gallstone Diet for Relief

    Gallstones are hard deposits that form in your gallbladder when there is an imbalance in the substances that form bile. Cholesterol, bile salts, and bilirubin (the waste material formed as your red blood cells break down) are the building blocks of bile. As the liver produces bile, it’s stored in this small organ. In the […]