Splenda worse than I thought

In my new patient class, (which is free and open to the public), I have stated that Splenda (trade name for sucralose) while still worse for you than sugar, wasn’t as bad as Nutrasweet (aspartame).  New information shows that Splenda is worse than I thought. According to a recent study on rats, those that were […]

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Sweet Misery. Documentary on Aspartame and Nutrasweet.

In the mid 1960’s, a scientist working for the GD Searle company on an ulcer medication, tasted the powder that he was working on. He found it sweet, and this is the story of it becoming the major artificial sweetener sold today. Nutrasweet is the trade name for the chemical aspartame. Here it is:   Part 2 […]

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Atlasprofilax: A potentially dangerous procedure.

Imitation as a form a flattery. Two weekends ago, I had a booth at a health and wellness expo and I had a chance to observe a practitioner of a new form of atlas work called Atlasprofilax. Initially I was curious about what he was doing, I’m always open to learning new things.  But now […]

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Lessen your toxic exposure with NO VOC paint.

Jordan and I have been painting a lot lately and we’ve been using two different brands of no VOC (volatile organic chemicals) paint. Harmony from Sherwin Williams, and Olympic premium paint that can be found at Lowes home centers. Personally, I will be using the Olympic in the future, because of the cost (only $18-25/gallon), […]

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Design for the other 90%

The New York Times has a great piece on an exhibit of design solutions for people that live on less than $2 per day. My favorites are a non-electric refrigeration system, a bicycle add on to turn it into a bicycle truck, and a ceramic water filtration system. It made me think of not only what […]

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Bacterial Contamination In Chicken

Consumer reports recently did an article called “Dirty Birds” on bacterial contamination of chicken. They tested over 500 store bought chicken and found that 83% were contaminated with the food poisoning causing bacteria Campylobacter and Salmonella. This is a 69% increase over a similar study that they did in 2003. All major brands were affected […]

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