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Evaluating Endocrine Disruptor Research

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 /

Every now and again, we see a flurry of press releases flooding social media about new research purporting to prove that endocrine disruptors are safe. Most recently, the press has been focused Bisphenol A or BPA. New FDA proclamations suggest that … Read More


Angela A Stanton

Hydration, Thirst, and Drinking Water

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 /

Most of us equate the expression “hydrate extra” with drinking more water but – unfortunately – this is incorrect. In any online dictionary “to hydrate” means to create “…a substance that is formed when water combines with another substance…” In … Read More


Dorothy Garcia

Parasites: A Possible Cause of Endometriosis, PCOS, and Other Chronic, Degenerative Illnesses

Monday, July 27th, 2015 /

My intention with this post is to help inform the general public about a possible cause of various chronic/degenerative illnesses: parasites. I should begin by saying, I am NOT a medical doctor. Although I have much experience working in the … Read More


Philippa Bridge-Cook

Women in Pain: Problems and Mistreatment

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 /

Chronic pain in North America is a major problem for men and women alike, affecting about one-third of adults. Many people of both genders do not receive adequate treatment for their pain. This causes great personal suffering, as well as … Read More


Chandler Marrs

Hyperemesis Gravidarum – Severe Morning Sickness: Are Mitochondria Involved?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 /

Hyperemesis gravidarum, more commonly known as severe morning sickness, is the type of intractable vomiting that lasts well beyond morning and well after the first trimester. It affects up to 2% percent of all pregnant women and often leads to … Read More


Lisa Bloomquist

Common Drugs Trigger Heart Rhythm Irregularities

Monday, July 20th, 2015 /

According to the Mayo Clinic web site, “More than 50 medications, many of them common, can lengthen the QT interval in otherwise healthy people and cause a form of acquired long QT syndrome known as drug-induced long QT syndrome. Medications … Read More


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Tea and Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 /

It seems to be an almost daily occurrence I am hearing or reading about correlations between specific consumables and better health, whether it is the acai berry, resveratrol or the previously disparaged coconut oil. While some “superfoods” wax and wane … Read More


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Do You Breathe Wrong?

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 /

“Don’t forget to breathe, girls!”  Growing up I took dance lessons from Dancey Nancy, the only dance teacher in our small, rural town. This was before yoga was trendy, and I would guess it still hasn’t reached the cornfields of … Read More


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How Stress Leads to Fat

Monday, July 13th, 2015 /

Stress is unhealthy. Albeit cliché, this unadulterated statement is true. Stress also contributes to the storage of fat in the body. When stressed, your body transforms.  It releases large amounts of adrenaline, cortisol, and other related hormones that cascade throughout … Read More