Category Archives: Health

Scrutinizing misleading breastfeeding headlines

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I hate studies, or shall I say, headlines, like these: While I fully acknowledge that breastfeeding is healthier for the mom and baby in the majority of cases, to say that it COULD prevent breast cancer in thousands of cases lacks perspective. I looked it up, there are about 300,000 new cases of breast cancer a […]

To medicate or not: The ADHD debate

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Guest post by Anne Melton I always thought that ADHD was a hoax set up by drug manufactures to suck money out of the pockets of inattentive parents. It was the overly-diagnosed syndrome of kids who lacked self-control because the parents worked more outside the home than they did with their kids. Then my oldest […]

Just give me the DEETs

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Screw vitamin B, coconut oil, rosemary and lemongrass. I live in an area which has seen near record rain this spring. The upside is that the roses look great, the downside is the mosquitoes are bigger than the rose bushes. In fact, I saw one in my bathroom and it was the size of a […]

Is your child a victim of another child’s food allergy?

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Last fall, a study came out about the rise in bullying towards children with food allergies. Of the 353 respondents to the study by The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, nearly a quarter of the parents of children with food allergies who answered said that their children were harassed and bullied about their […]

‘Intactivist’; anti circumcision activists want to outlaw circumcision

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Whether you have children or not, it should be a concern to every free citizen in this country when parenting rights continue to erode under the agenda of special interest groups. The founding fathers did a great job in providing us with documents which preserve our rights, but what happens when the minority reject those […]

Bayer (and others) Face Numerous Lawsuits Over Birth Control Pills

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There appears to be several cases, within the past year or so, where women who are (or had been) taking oral contraceptives such as Yaz, Yasmin and NuvaRing- a flexible ring containing hormonal contraceptive-have had serious complications, some leading to death. One of the more common reasons for death among the women taking these contraceptives […]

Nutmeg Frenzy

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Earlier this month, there was a lot of (ahem) buzz about Nutmeg and kids getting high off it. Some even suggesting locking up your spice cabinet.  Seems a little ridiculous and extremist to me. I mean, if you’re going to lock up the nutmeg, might as well lock up your entire kitchen because, dear god, […]

Drugs, Side Effects and Women

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It seems pretty obvious that the bodies of women and men would react differently to the same pills. Yet,within the medical world, women are treated, as the article says, “like one of the boys” in reference to drugs and side effects. ….new research has uncovered some less obvious differences between the sexes—specifically, our responses to […]

Recommended Books (to put on your ‘To Read’ list if you can stomach them)

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Awhile ago, I read Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer, by Shannon Brownlee. You absolutely must have a strong stomach to read this. As it is, mine has been turned several times already and I’m only on page 80. So why are you reading it? I hear you ask. I’m […]

‘Hoarding: Buried Alive’ — child abuse?

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While I may not be the tidiest of all people, I do tend to take pride in my home and recognize the situations that require immediate Lysol and dust pan intervention, unlike the train wrecks featured on TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive. The show features people who live in a self-imposed garbage dump. TLC’s Hoarding: Buried […]