Tag Archives: health

Newsworthy – Dec 14th, 2018

Virgin Galactic reaching the edge of space, Apple to build adding thousands of American jobs, baby boomers aging alone, and Google’s top U.S. trending search queries.

Here are the top newsworthy items from this past week as shared on our Facebook page.

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Newsworthy – Sep 28th, 2018

911 centers affected by low unemployment rate, former felons to regain voting rights, foreign investment in Africa, Elon Musk’s legal troubles, and a growing number of babies born with opioid addiction.

Here are the top newsworthy items from this past week as shared on our Facebook page.

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Are You Living?

Are you living?

I ask you, dear reader, this question that I have begun to ask myself lately.

I do not mean it to be dramatic nor hyperbolic. Instead, I am curious as to what everyone’s honest answer is, including and especially my own.

At first, this may seem like an easy question to answer. Yes, of course we are all living. By virtue of opening this article on our device(s) and reading it, I prove that I am alive. “I think, therefore I am”.

Of course I mean to ask more than are we all alive. By living, I mean to ask are we actively present and experiencing our environment on a daily, hourly, or minute-by-minute basis.

This may be where the question becomes a tad bit more complicated than you first thought. Or maybe you are in a similar state of mind as I am and knew exactly what I meant when I asked you the question.

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The Secret Life of Toilet Paper

Toilet paper.

We may take this good for granted, however it truly is a marker of civilization.

Before the invention of toilet paper, a variety of other items were used throughout human history. Scooping sticks made from wood and precious metals, to sand and pebbles, mussel shells, corn cobs, sponges, and more were used as the go to cleanup item when someone needed to go.

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Universal Health Coverage Required, But….

We all need some health service sometimes, even young and healthy individuals, so having health insurance is essential to pay for expensive services. However, the objective must be to achieve universal coverage by lowering costs, so people can afford it, not with mandates that increase everybody’s expenses.

ObamaCare has once again surfaced into the attention of the media and, once again, is stirring up controversy.

The Obama Administration delayed implementation of the employer mandate, requiring employers with 50+ full-time employees to provide them with high-quality health insurance, until 2015 after the midterm elections. Major corporations have been asking and receiving exemptions after ObamaCare became law. Although most of these employers already have health insurance for their workers, the employer mandate will increase costs for employers and employees alike. Employers have to determine whether hiring is possible, many are hiring part-time now to avoid paying these cost.

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Food Does Matter

I just finished watching the documentary FOOD MATTERS (available on Netflix), and am in awe at the alleged/proven power of vitamins and minerals.

According to this documentary, the medical/pharmaceutical companies are in the business of selling drugs. Shocked?

Although common sense, the consequences of this may not be apparent at first. If they only make money off of selling drugs to sick people, how would they make money when people make full recoveries and no longer need the medication?

The short answer is, they don’t.

The purpose of both this post and the documentary are not to make the medical/pharmaceutical look out to be evil, greedy bastards.

As the documentary put it, “You can be sincere, but you can also be sincerely wrong”.

The documentary goes on to point out how this “big business” has refused to allow too much research on the benefits of simple nutrition.

Nutrition plays a key role, the most vital even, in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

To some up quickly some key points.

  • Cooked food contains less nutrients and, because of the changed molecular structure when cooked, are actually met with an increase in white blood cells by the body (almost as if they were an invading organism.
  • Vitamin C does cure the common cold and, with increased doses, much more (including attacking cancer cells)
  • Look into “Super Foods” for really good nutrition
  • At least 51% of your diet should include raw, organic, fruit and green vegetables
  • Drink plenty of water (around 2 liters when you wake up BEFORE you eat/drink anything)
For more insightful information, simply watch the documentary!