Dec 06

5 Herbs That May Harm Your Liver

Herbal remedies can be effective, safe, and less expensive alternatives to conventional medicines, depending on what you want to treat. These are just a few of the reasons why more and more people are embracing the use of herbs for common and even not-so-common symptoms and ailments. But just because herbal remedies are natural doesn’t …

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Nov 28

Magic of Music and Alzheimer’s Disease

Previously I’ve written about the magic of music and Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, in which I revealed how exposing patients to music from their past has been successful in reaching them in ways not attainable with conventional medical methods. It’s been shown that quality of life can improve significantly with the simple …

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Nov 11

10 Tips To Avoid Catching Diseases from Pets

I’ve always considered my pets to be part of my family. Whether it was a parakeet, long-haired guinea pigs, turtles, fish, dwarf rabbits, or the multitude of cats and dogs that have shared my homes over the years, they brightened my life and hopefully I did the same for them. But just like kids, parents, …

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Oct 16

Styrofoam, Health and Worms

I’ve written previously about my disdain for plastic and the environmental and health dangers associated with it. I referred to my displeasure as a plastic plague. In that discussion I didn’t focus on any one type of plastic in particular, but this time I am—and the target is #6, specifically Styrofoam (aka, polystyrene). This form …

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Sep 25

Moving in Minimalist Style

I may have been born a minimalist. If there’s a minimalist gene, it is deeply embedded in my DNA. I don’t remember when I first became aware of the concept of “less is more”; all I know is I seemed to be cognizant at an early age that having lots of stuff was a burden. …

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