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Opioids in Milk and Beef

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Many are familiar with organic milk as a healthier alternative to industrial, nonorganic milk that has been accused of being laden with antibiotics and stress hormones. Organic milk is essentially antibiotic and hormone free and healthier, because the cows are fed grass or organically cultivated fodder. Still, it appears that the breed of cow may matter more than its feed.

Air Pollution and Dementia!

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

New research offers powerful evidence of a link between air pollution and the risk of developing Alheimers (a form of dementia).

Big Pharma

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Why do you think some doctors in America hand out medicines like candy?  Why else?  Money!  And where does the money come from?  Insurance companies? Well, sometimes, but don't forget the drug companies that pay off the physician shills who push their pills.Who do you think is behind the ads that tell you to “ask your doctor about…” These are ads paid for by Big...

Fighting Colds and Flu

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

It’s cold and flu season, and once the symptoms hit, you feel listless, hoping that the disease will pass quickly, and run to the pharmacy to get medicine and a box of Kleenex. Even a cold that lasts just a few days can leave you weak for a week or more after the symptoms are gone, interfering with your activities. Fortunately, you might be able to relieve a cold in as little as 24 hours by following this guide.

Alzheimer's Disease & Nutrient Intake

Sunday, September 25, 2016

In the study of ageing principles, we’ve learned that ageing should not be feared, but embraced. However, certain conditions sometimes associated with ageing must be addressed.  Alzheimer’s disease is one of these.The fear of Alzheimer’s is almost as disabling as the disease itself. Many signs of ageing (particularly memory problems) are taken as signs of ...

To Be or Not to Be Vegetarian

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

In our study of pro-aging principles we have looked at a number of factors influencing longevity, including lifestyle choices (smoking and alcohol use) and dietary choices such as vegetarianism.

Happy Birthday Norman

Sunday, July 31, 2016

When I think of all the people I admire, Norman Lear is at the top of the list.

Avoid Excessive Secondary Sugar

Thursday, June 30, 2016

When we think of pro-aging principles we want to consider those things that impact our health most often. A little study reveals that some of the things we take for granted can have major effects on our health. Sugar is one of these. Take a look at any ad for breakfast cereals or soft drinks and you will see a startling and shocking picture of just how sneaky certain food companies are when it comes to concealing the amount of sugar (cane or high fructose corn syrup) they add to their products, many with bogus health claims.

Alzheimer's? Probably Not!

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Alzheimer’s is the current lay health writer’s subject du jour, which is both good and bad. The good pro aging news is increased public and government awareness about the need for additional Alzheimer's research funding.

Too Tired to Exercise?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In studying nutritional therapy for the eyes I’ve learned a few things about the body and stress. The first thing I’ve learned is that fatigue is in the mind. I’m not talking about tiredness. Tiredness is the feeling you have after prolonged or stressful activity of any kind. I’m talking about the attitude of fatigue. You know, the “I just don’t have the energy for it” kind of attitude. It’s a type of depression.

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