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I’ll take a pass on autourine therapy

20 Mar 2017

I’ve often expressed skepticism about the plethora of beverages being promoted these days that claim to energize, calm, heal or detox our chemically ravaged bodies. “Don’t knock it till you’ve...

Fenugreek and Sotalone

20 Mar 2017

If you have eaten curry, you have probably tasted fenugreek. The seeds of this plant as well as its fresh leaves are commonly used as ingredients in curries. They are added for taste but they also...

Beets and Urine

20 Mar 2017

After eating beets. The colour of beetroot is due to a family of compounds known collectively as betacyanins. Ingestion of beets can result in a bright red discolouration of the urine, and quite a...

Would Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion have Passed an Emerald City Entrance Drug Test?

20 Mar 2017

Not if it tested for morphine, as long as we let L. Frank Baum get away with a little poetic license. In the 1939 movie classic The Wizard of Oz, the Wicked Witch of the West conjures up a poppy...

Why Does Dog Urine Stain the Grass?

20 Mar 2017

Most homeowners let their dogs use the backyard as their own personal toilet. Often after a winter of such potty practice, when the snow melts, you’ll often find your lawn speckled with unsightly...

Why does cat urine smell so bad and what can I do about it?

20 Mar 2017

Cat urine is not really different from other animals’ urine, yet many people think of cat urine as one of the hardiest smells in nature. Urine is a concentrate of metabolic waste and is comprised...

Detecting Cancer Through Urine Tests

20 Mar 2017

Testing for HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) in the urine is indicated when there is a suspicion of certain cancers. HCG is normally produced by the placenta and forms the basis for the most...

Sniffing Bobcat Urine

20 Mar 2017

Mouse traps are fine if you are dealing with a few rodents but if there is a major infestation you need some heavy artillery such as bobcat pee. Mice, rats, rabbits and moles fear bobcats and for a...

What is melatonin?

20 Mar 2017

Melatonin is certainly an interesting substance. It began to pique the curiosity of researchers in the 1950s when they discovered that production of this hormone by the pineal gland in the brain...


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