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October 2016

Antibacterial Soap Makers Have to Clean Up Their Act

These companies spent billions of advertising dollars to brainwash you that their chemicals are necessary in order to kill germs, fend off the flu or get you really clean. Puhleese. Like I was dirtier before you put the triclosan, hexachloraphene and methylbenzethonium chloride in there?!

Eat Right Now

Reconnecting to Mother Earth: Herbal Medicine

What's old is new again as Americans reconnect with Mother Earth seeking to renew, revitalize and restore their body, mind and soul rather than taking pharmaceutical drugs advertising dire side effects.

September 2016
A Healthy Age

Why the Placebo Response is Important for your Good Health

“Expectation (from the patient) plays a potent role in the placebo effect. The more a person believes they are going to benefit from treatment, the more likely it is they will experience a benefit.”

Eat Right Now

Drink up Water Haters

Water is more than hydrogen and oxygen; it's the source of all life. Without fresh, clean, hydrating water and nutritious fresh fruit, we'd perish.

Leslie Goes Boom

Chasing Crap

No, I'm not burying my head in the sand. I know I need to have yet another surgery. I'm just asking for a little reprieve. I want to be ready for another surgery.  I want to be the happiest, healthiest sick person I know.


New Remedies and Old Solutions

Every decade or so I chuck all the household cleaning products I've accumulated and return to solutions such as baking soda and vinegar. I was ripe for such a clean out when I came across an article on the uses of ACV everywhere from the kitchen to the bathroom to the garden.

August 2016
A Healthy Age

Can Alternative Treatments Help with Pain?

Penn’s program for cancer patients also includes acupuncture, mindfulness-based stress reduction, yoga, and massage. Physicians explained that Reiki doesn’t compete with other pain treatments. “Reiki itself does not cure cancer but it may help lead to better adherence to conventional therapies, which in turn will promote better clinical outcomes.”

A Healthy Age

When Demon Dementia Comes Calling

Dementia is a set of symptoms that may include varying degrees of memory loss, language difficulty, poor judgment, inability to concentrate, and impaired visual perception. Dementia is said to be present with two or more of these symptoms and impaired performance of everyday activities.

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We all know the cliché that dementia is not when you lose your keys, but when you can’t remember why to use them. My father loved giving my mother flowers for special celebrations or a surprise. We were all stunned when she cut the buds off a dozen roses and left the stems in the vase

A Healthy Age

WHO Changes Course on Carcinogens in Coffee

Two early studies on both elderly and adult subjects found that caffeine improves attention span, psychomotor performance and cognitive function, as well as and feelings of well-being in the elderly. The elderly appeared more sensitive to the protective effects of caffeine on declining mental performance over time than the younger subject.

Phase Three

Trouble Getting a Good Night's Sleep!

It seems to me that if you're retired, and your mind and body aren't as active as they used to be, then you're not so tired when you go to bed and restlessness may follow. On the other hand, there are retirees and older people who sleep very soundly.

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