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Is Resveratrol the new miracle drug?

20 Mar 2017

They know how to bypass a bypass. They know how to energize your body and brain without exercise. They can make Parkinson’s tremors vanish. They can produce erections that last two hours. And of...

Climate Change

20 Mar 2017

As we sit here freezing and dreaming of southern climes, it is hard to conceive of global warming. But it is happening and the long term effects will not be pleasant. How do I know that the climate...

What is soursop?

20 Mar 2017

Soursop is the fruit of a tropical tree, also known as custard apple, graviola or Brazilian paw paw. It’s a particular favorite in the West Indies and South America both for its tangy taste and its...

A History of Himalayan Salt

20 Mar 2017

In Roman times slaves were used to mine salt. It was not a pleasant chore. But today in the Ukraine some people willingly spend several hours a day in a salt mine. They are not there, though, to...

The Food and Drug Administration Issues Warning About Zicam Nasal Gel and Nasal Swabs

20 Mar 2017

In June the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about some Zicam products based on having received over 130 reports of a decreased sense of smell, often after single use of one of...

Can phytoplankton cure cancer?

20 Mar 2017

It’s a compelling story. Tom Harper and his wife built a large shellfish farm in British Columbia but found it hard to make ends meet because of the expense of the feed that was needed. So Tom...

Water Quackery

20 Mar 2017

Water is essential to life. We all know that. But did you know that it can also cure all kinds of disease? Not ordinary water of course, the magic lies in drinking “clustered water.” This huckster...

Fear of Vaccines

20 Mar 2017

It is almost inevitable that new technologies are opposed by some people. Nuclear energy, microwave ovens, pasteurization, genetically modified foods and vaccinations are classic examples. The...

Can hazelwood or amber necklaces help with the pain of babies' teething?

20 Mar 2017

Why are some mothers buying hazelwood or amber necklaces for their babies? It isn’t a new-fangled fashion statement. It’s actually old fashioned nonsense. These necklaces are being promoted as the...


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