Health

Beware of Artificial Sweeteners

There's an old proverb that goes "What the devil doesn't know can't hurt him." Well in this case it actually does, it's hurting you, it's hurting me, and it is definitely hurting our kids and putting them at risk for some serious medical conditions. Please read along and pass this information to your family and… Continue reading Beware of Artificial Sweeteners

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Community, Health

Antibiotics: Killing Off Beneficial Bacteria … for Good?

It’s an accepted concept by now that taking antibiotics in order to quell an infection disrupts the personal microbiome, the population of microorganisms that we all carry around in our guts, and which vastly outnumbers the cells that make up our bodies. That recognition supports our understanding of Clostridium difficile disease — killing the beneficial… Continue reading Antibiotics: Killing Off Beneficial Bacteria … for Good?

Health, Issues

Evaluating Ebola as a Biological Weapon

By: Scott Stewart Over the past few weeks, I've had people at speaking engagements ask me if I thought the Islamic State or some other militant group is using Ebola as a biological weapon, or if such a group could do so in the future. Such questions and concerns are not surprising given the intense media hype… Continue reading Evaluating Ebola as a Biological Weapon

Family, Health

Childhood Allergies on the Rise and More Severe

By Beth W. Orenstein Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH If it seems like the number of kids with allergies is increasing, it's not your imagination — and that's why parents need a crash course in allergy preparedness. In fact, not only are more children affected by allergies, but the severity of… Continue reading Childhood Allergies on the Rise and More Severe

Economy, Health

18 months after Colorado legalized Marijuana

With the passage of Amendment 64 in November 2012, Colorado became the first state to regulate the cultivation, manufacture and sale of marijuana for adults 21 and over. It is far too early to make any definitive declarations about social trends. There are, however, some encouraging signs that have been documented in Colorado since the… Continue reading 18 months after Colorado legalized Marijuana

Health, Home

Why is my water brown?

When you turn your faucet or shower on and brown water comes out, you know there's something wrong there. Discoloration can range from a light straw yellow color to dark brown. It can be caused by a number of things including: Naturally occurring substances Disturbance of mains deposits Corrosion of service pipes Internal plumbing issues… Continue reading Why is my water brown?

Health

Jacqueline Patterson – How Marijuana Helps Her Cerebral Palsy

A touching video of how Medical Marijuana helped this woman who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Jacqueline Patterson was born with cerebral palsy, a congenital disorder that affects her motor functions. As a result of her condition, she suffers from a severe stutter and major pain and weakness on her right side. This video showcases… Continue reading Jacqueline Patterson – How Marijuana Helps Her Cerebral Palsy