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RIDDLE: What do Ebola, AIDS and Oklahoma City Have in Common?

For quite some time now, I’ve been fascinated by how Africa and Asia (but mostly Africa) seems to suddenly become recognized as a hotbed for deadly diseases. This clearly wasn’t always the case, but something that gradually became more of an issue in my lifetime. A few weeks ago, listening to talk radio in my […]

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The Road to Addiction… Redefining Treats for Halloween and Beyond

Although likely to have originated as a pagan harvest festival, to most people, Halloween is a simple quasi holiday — a day where “a kid can be a kid”. A sort of Mardi Gras for kids and kids at heart, people dress up in sometimes scary costume to take part is a type of innocent debauchery usually involving an overdose of […]

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Instantly Improve Your Relationship with Food

The biggest misunderstanding about Food in America is that we think too much about it. I, however, would argue the opposite — we don’t think enough about what we put in our mouths. In fact, it has gotten to the point where we actively avoid thinking about Food until we are ravenously hungry. This inevitably leads […]

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Obesity More Out of Control than EVER!

In several posts over the years, I have talked about how what we focus on expands. Well, today, we learned that America’s fight against obesity has resulted in just that. Adult obesity rates increased in six U.S. states and fell in none last year, and in more states than ever — 20 — at least 30 […]

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How Food Fads Will Destroy the Planet: How Much Is That Almond Worth to You?

Whenever someone tells me the supposed health benefits of a particular food, I cringe. I cringe because with the “immune-boosting”, “anti-oxidant rich” claims comes the immediate denigration of another real food as being particularly bad. The way I see it, if it’s food, it’s good. If it’s not food (i.e. processed, chemicalized, injected and so […]

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