Friday 21st November 2014
Tuesday 18th November 2014
What is Antibiotic Resistance?Simply put, antibiotic resistance occurs when a bacteria, virus, fungus, or parasite survives the effect of the standard antibiotic, antimicrobial, or antiviral drug used to control them. It’s a matter of evolution. Germs that were treated effectively with antibiotics have mutated, developed an immunity to the drugs that once k ...[click to continue]
Friday 14th November 2014
In Search Of The EngramOne of the first memory researchers was German biologist Richard Semon (1859- 1918). He wrote about active memory, used as a warning mechanism. An animal, say a dog, could experience an episode in which a boy bent down to pick up a stone, threw it at the dog and there was pain from the impact. Semon called this an engram, meaning a cellular trace memory. He also wrote explaining how these engrams later get restimulated or brought back to life; he called it the "ecphoric stimulus", meaning the way a memory can be tr ...[click to continue]
Thursday 13th November 2014
The Obesity EpidemicThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 65% of people in the United States are overweight or obese. The rate of pe ...[click to continue]
Thursday 6th November 2014
Monday 3rd November 2014
Friday 31st October 2014
Is Alkaline Food & Water Beneficial?I got another email recently on a hoary old topic that keeps raising questions over and over: alkaline food and alkaline water. Is it good for you to eat “alkaline” food and take pH adjusted alkaline water? NO! It's B*S*. I've been saying so for years. What is TRUE is that the body goes acid during a food allergy reaction. It's a result, not a cause of anything. We used to give alkaline salts, just to clear the symptoms quickly (one single dose). A mixture of sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate (2:1) could work magic when someone had a migraine, say, after doing a food challenge test. The details of how, when and why to ...[click to continue]
Friday 24th October 2014
From Jack Nicholson taking Lipitor in the movie "As Good As It Gets', to the latest scientific paper telling everyone these drugs are great, to that irresponsible pro-industry mouthpiece Sir Rory Collins telling the world that everyone should take statins, even children, you would think that the science on statins was a done deal.
You would NEVER guess for instance that there is not one shred of evidence that statins do any good!
Yet that is the truth.
Supposedly there is science saying they l ...[click to continue]
Monday 20th October 2014
Friday 10th October 2014
Defining “Quality of Life”Often difficult to define, in regards to your overall well-being as a human being, quality of life weighs the positive and negative aspects of your daily existence. This includes your current level of health, family history, freedom of movement, exposure to inequality or discrimination, living circumstances, exposure to environmental pollutants, socioeconomic status, available support systems such as education and health care, and ...[click to continue]
Friday 10th October 2014
Monday 6th October 2014