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Category Archive for 'The Body Electric'

This is a BFD

So many people can be helped. I’m really happy to hear this. I imagine anyone who’s seen a loved one suffer through cancer will support this: The White House today lifted a longstanding restriction on medical marijuana research, giving a green light to a growing group of mainstream scientists who are interested in investigating the […]

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So as women living alone age, we’re going to drug them up because it’s cheaper than providing support services and higher Social Security payments? According to a new study, women experiencing difficulty with time management, attention, organization, memory, and problem solving – often referred to as executive functions – related to menopause may find improvement […]

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News you can use

I stopped taking these a couple of years ago, when I read about what they do to your intestinal bionome: A novel data-mining project reveals evidence that a common group of heartburn medications taken by more than 100 million people every year is associated with a greater risk of heart attacks, Stanford University researchers reported […]

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Three UK women have garnered international attention with their weight loss tip: drinking a glass of wine with their dinner. The women claim that red wine helps satisfy their cravings and has kept them on track gaining control of their weight. “My long-held desire to snack on sweets, biscuits and chocolate after my dinner has […]

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Wow. There was yet another major assault on Lyme victims by the medical establishment about six months ago, insisting none of this was true. Why, you would almost think patients could be trusted to tell the truth! Bad news first? Mistakes were made counting Lyme disease cases. Big mistakes. According to the CDC, its previously […]

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Maps of the lymphatic system: old (left) and updated to reflect UVA’s discovery. Image credit: University of Virginia Health System. This is really, really big news: In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the […]

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When you think of psychedelic drugs, you might imagine a colorful 1960s scene, when LSD and mushrooms were wildly popular among musicians and artists. But scientists have found ways to extract certain compounds from shrooms, acid, and other psychedelics to the benefit of people suffering from depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. A stigma around psychedelic […]

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Well, there you go! Fortunately, we would never inconvenience American food manufacturers with any socialist restrictions: Exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals is likely leading to an increased risk of serious health problems costing at least $175 billion (U.S.) per year in Europe alone, according to a study published Thursday. Chemicals that can mimic or block estrogen […]

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This is a horrifying story. If you’re lucky, there’s no asbestos in your powder — but it might kill you anyway. Fortunately for me, since we grew up poor, we’d put cornstarch in a sock, tie it up and dab ourselves with it when we were hot and sweaty. Hopefully, that won’t kill us! Suspicions […]

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Getting better

I’ve been walking without knee pain for two weeks now. It’s a matter of watching what I eat (and I think the niacinamide still helps, too). As much as I would like to believe that I can eat dairy, bread and rice, it ain’t happening. At this point, I’m more than happy to make the […]

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