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The Ongoing Battle Over the World’s Most Deadly Drug

Published: June 1, 2011

In the 1920s Edward Bernays used the new art of public relations (of which he was a founding father) to tailor advertising to people’s psychological needs. It was a revolutionary and effective approach. One of his successes was to link cigarette smoking in women to their newfound empowerment. Bernays hired women to march publicly – while smoking read more »

Hidden Dangers of the Meat Industry (Part 2)

Published: May 4, 2011

A new Louisiana State University study suggests that about half of our meat has antibiotic resistant Staph Aureus (SA) in it. What does that mean? What can and should be done about it? While it remains to be proven that the antibiotics disappearing down the gullets of animals raised for slaughter directly leads to drug resistant SA getting onto their read more »

Hidden Dangers of the Meat Industry

Published: May 2, 2011

We Americans enjoy cheap food. When corporations become “farmers” or “ranchers” their economies of scale can produce substantial savings to the consumer in price. Unfortunately, the industry has prices that are distorted in several ways. The meat we eat has government subsidies distorting its accounting. Large costs to society from in business-as-usual read more »

Have You Heard of Fluoridation, Mandrake?

Published: January 19, 2011

Putting fluoride in America’s drinking water is considered one of the greatest health successes of the 20th century, but it has had its detractors. Most, however, have been less vehement than General Jack D. Ripper, who’s suspected pollution of our “precious bodily fluids” led to a nuclear attack on the USSR in Stanley Kubrick’s classic black read more »

Circumcision Can Help Stop Cervical Cancer

Published: January 13, 2011

Although the removal of the penile foreskin has been a religious practice for millennia (it is not only a Jewish ritual but a Muslim one as well) it has come under attack in recent decades as being both unnecessary from a heath standpoint and somewhat detrimental to sexual pleasure. The pendulum began swinging back in favor of circumcision in recent read more »

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