Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It’s an age old brain teaser, as is trying to splice character flaws from mental illness. What are we to make of the sociopath who slaughters a person in cold blood and then sits in the midst of the horror to eat a slice of pizza? Is it pure evil or did the mental illness make the person … Continue reading Is Mental Illness Just a Character Flaw?
I wanna be a cowboy, baby With the top let down and the sunshine shinin’ Under current federal government labeling policy, imported beef can be labeled as a “Product of U.S.A” even when it isn’t. Yep, you read that right. Any imported beef can be labeled as a product of the United States as long as it passes through a U.S.-based meat inspection plant or … Continue reading Did You Know 100% U.S. Grass-Fed Beef May Not be U.S. Beef? Me Neither
The dirty and unspoken truth is that diets don’t result in long-term weight loss, so research must focus on obesity as a metabolic disease with a cure and stop viewing it as a moral failing. Scientists studying obesity are finally shifting their focus from overly simplistic calorie in/calorie out experiments to studying the possible metabolic causes of obesity. As part of this research, studies have … Continue reading Here’s What They Know about Intermittent Fasting
According to a new market research report by MarketsandMarkets, the artificial tendons and ligaments market for knee injuries, shoulder injuries, foot and ankle injuries, spine injuries and hip injuries is expected to top $35 million by 2023. The report cites an aging population and sports injuries as key factors in driving the growth, and a growing number of initiatives are underway to increase the awareness … Continue reading The Artificial Tendons and Ligaments Market Is Booming
Despite the bad press Google’s self-driving cars have received over the last several years as a result of accidents, experts agree that self-driving vehicles are coming whether we are ready for them or not. According to an article in Network World, author David Knight says that even the most modest compact car today is already loaded with sensing capabilities that were once only the dominion … Continue reading Watchdog Group Says Self-Driving Cars Not Ready for the Road
Good news for those of you who want to avoid artificial dyes in your sweet treat. In a January 4, 2018 press release, Dunkin’ Donuts announced it was kicking off 2018 with the removal of artificial dyes from its donuts in the United States. The company declared that donuts now sold at Dunkin’s restaurants nationwide are no longer being made using colors from artificial sources. … Continue reading Dunkin’ Donuts Announces It Has Removed Artificial Dyes from Its Donuts
Expectations are a funny thing. They can either prepare us or crush us, and for the past 20-odd years, winter in the Mid-Atlantic states has more or less been crushing me. Each year I think it will be “normal” again. Meaning the frost will actually be on the pumpkin in October and that the sky will paint itself a gunmetal gray in November. The air … Continue reading The Grinch and NOAA Are Stealing Winter. Prediction Center Says La Nina Is to Blame
“Few individuals ever truly recover from obesity; rather they suffer from ‘obesity in remission,” said Dr. Christopher Ochner. “They are biologically very different from individuals of the same age, sex and body weight who never had obesity.” or more than a half century physicians have told people who struggle with maintaining a healthy weight that they must eat less and exercise more. Entire … Continue reading Why Are You So Fat?
Dear Congress: I want my antibiotic. As you game the American public through semantics and wrestle in back rooms to ensure the right pockets are lined in a weak attempt to put forth a health care bill—both government protected industries and those of you lining your own pockets with congressional payoffs—I want you to remember me and the millions of other Americans who, when we … Continue reading Dear Congress: I Want My Antibiotic
Although I am not militant about eating only non-GMO and organic, I do eat minimally processed food and I knowingly avoid eating GMOs. And like many of you, I try to make good choices when it comes to condiments and salad dressings, which is why I have used only my own homemade vinegar and oil dressing for the last five years, that is until I … Continue reading What’s Hiding in Your Hidden Valley Ranch