The Effects of Lead Poisoning & Why You Should Care

Lead is a natural element that has been used in a wide variety of products found in and around our homes. It is also toxic to humans and animals. In the 1970s, when it became known that lead can cause severe long-term health problems, government regulatory standards were enforced to phase out lead in paint, […]

Are You at Risk of Developing Multiple Sclerosis?

The Geographic Connection In areas near the equator, MS occurs in fewer than one out of 100,000 people. In areas farther from the equator; such as northern North America, MS occurs in around 30 to 80 out of 100,000 people. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a well-known type of autoimmune disease. The number of people who […]

Detox Diets – Good or Bad?

Detox diets, also referred to as cleanses, claim that toxins from food need to be eliminated routinely from our digestive systems. Most detox diets are meant for short-term use to flush or cleanse your system. Detox diets may involve periods of fasting, only drinking fluids, eliminating certain foods, herbal supplements, or even the use of […]

Passing a Kidney Stone

Talk to anyone who has experienced the passing of a kidney stone, and they will tell you it isn’t a pleasant experience. A kidney stone is a solid piece of crystalline mineral formed within the kidney or urinary tract. They form when substances in the urine—such as calcium, oxalate and phosphorus—become highly concentrated. They are […]

Changing Family Mealtime Traditions

“Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.” W. Somerset Maugham Most people have family traditions which often include food and celebration because food can allow us to connect and socialize with each other. Family reunions, holiday gatherings, and potlucks, are all examples of family traditions, which often include extended family. But a family tradition […]

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