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    Big Losses in 2010

    Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

    This year, we lost a few amazing people to cancer, a couple of whom were very close friends. First, in September my dear friend, incredible educator, and amazing person Robert Crayhon succumbed to colon cancer. Then on Christmas Day, Nancy Smith died from complications to pancreatic cancer. Both of these people were gifted healers who […]

    Sunscreens – Which are non-toxic and safe?

    Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

    Well, if you want an answer about safe products to use, look no further than our friends at the Environmental Working Group. This month, with the Fourth of July about to hit us, we are in the dog days of summer where sunscreen is being lathered on ourselves and our children. Go to this site […]

    General News From the World of Science

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

    Today’s blog is just a gathering of things I’ve learned recently while perusing the numerous journals I subscribe to. A recent issue of The Lancet published a study that says that if your BMI (body mass index) is 30-35 which is the definition of moderate obesity, you can expect to have 2-4 years cut off of […]

    The Tide Is Turning – Hotel Chains Going Green

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

    The green revolution was always in my opinion, a movement that was going to gain momentum not just because it was the right thing to do but because it was also the smart economic way to go. This article is another example of how businesses are realizing that greening themselves is economically beneficial. In today’s […]

    Eat Local, Eat Better

    Friday, April 3rd, 2009

    Eating locally is known to be better for our environment as well as our health and the local economy. The problem is finding those local co-ops, farmers markets and other resources. Well, look no further than the website Local Harvest. Here, you just type your city or zipcode into the search box and out comes […]

    Organic and Locally Grown Food May Not be Humanities Answer

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

    Mother Jones is one of those cutting edge journalism magazines that uncovers truths in the world that are not so apparent. In a brilliantly written article by Paul Roberts, he makes the case that buying organic and locally grown foods while noble ideas, may not fix the food problems our world has. One quote from […]

    List of Problem Foods

    Friday, January 23rd, 2009

    What foods are high in PCBs, hormones, and pesticides? Here is a link to a sitethat lists the 10 worst foods.  As with any list of this kind, you need to weigh the risks and make your own decisions. Still the advice about avoiding non-organic strawberries (I don’t believe the stuff about feeding them NutraSweet […]

    More Disturbing Evidence of Global Warming

    Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

    This weeks issue of the highly respected journal Science, will have a disturbing report on the effect of global warming on the world’s forests. A preview is found here from CNN. Scientists have been looking at the forests for a 50 year period and as Phillip van Mantgem the lead author of the study says, […]

    No Global Warming – No Holocaust, Cigarettes Are Not Addictive and Other Lies

    Friday, January 9th, 2009

    Having just watched the History Channel show Last Days on Earth, I heard a beautiful yet disturbing way of describing global warming denialists; when you want to talk about the Holocaust of WWII, do you bring out people who deny that it happened even though it did?  Well, when it comes to global warming, thats […]

    The Truth About Weight Gain and Loss

    Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

     My mornings usually begin with a vigorous walk with my two dogs, Lexi and Samson. As we walk through the woods along the creek near my house, I listen to any number of podcasts about subjects ranging from science to history (my favorite being History According to Bob). Lately, I’ve been listening to the Stuff […]

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