How the American opiate epidemic was started by one pharmaceutical company

A pernicious distinction of the first decade of the 21st century was the rise in painkiller abuse, which ultimately led to a catastrophic increase in addicts, fatal overdoses, and blighted communities. But the story of the painkiller epidemic can really be reduced to the story of one powerful, highly addictive drug and its small but ruthlessly enterprising manufacturer. read more…

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GMO wars will seem ‘quaint’ when 3-D printed meat is introduced

We love organic food. We hate genetically modified food. That’s how the cool kids think these days. But the nerds have more complete information. So what the hell are we going to do with 3-D-printed food? Based on recent experience, the answer will come down to marketing, rather than science. Read more….. GMO wars will seem ‘quaint’ when 3-D printed…

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EWG’s Dirty Dozen: Cancer Prevention Edition

All those scary monsters are not only in your food but in your environment. What’s Eating You Kid? I believe that the companies that are the richest are the ones that are killing us.  Stop buying their products!  I believe the dollar store is spreading cancer too…they sell products with cancer warnings on them but people buy them anyway! Scientists…

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Fitadelphia BounZ

We have the boots.   Get your boots online or we can lend you ours.  Join us for BounZ.  We will be out there as soon as the weather changes.  First stop, Mayfair Playground!  Bring your kids.  We will let you know when.

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How To Get Rid Of Cramps, Especially Foot Cramps

Johanna Youner, DPM, HealthyFeetNY.net Relieve foot cramps and pain with ease One minute you’re fine—and the next, yelp! You have a foot cramp that’s so painful you don’t know what to do with yourself. (If you’re like me, you start hopping up and down on it in hopes of making it stop!) Sometimes foot cramps can wake you when you’re…

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Childhood Overweight – Obesity has tripled in 30 years.

Prevalence In the past 30 years, the occurrence of overweight in children has tripled and it is now estimated that one in five children in the US is overweight (17%). Prevalence of overweight is especially higher among certain populations such as Hispanic (16%), African American (19%), Mexican Americans, and Native Americans where some studies indicate prevalence of >85th percentile of…

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I have a new tool for you to try out if you’re having trouble with food temptations.   It’s called “TIME-BOXING.”

  If maintaining discipline all the time feels too overwhelming, or feels like too much deprivation, you can take baby steps towards cutting back on the unhealthy foods in smaller chunks of time — a “time box”. Here’s an example: Let’s say you’re still struggling with cravings for sugar. Instead of denying yourself something sweet 24/7 until your willpower finally…

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Simple Brain Training Techniques Can Turn You Into a Memory Master

By Dr. Mercola How’s your memory these days? If you’re like most, you could probably use some help in this area. Your memory holds a record of your entire life and helps shape your identity, but the ability to form memories does not occur until around the age of five. In the video above, two-time world memory champion Alex Mullen…

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Agaricus Blazei Murill: A Key to a Long, Healthy Life?

Deep within the rainforests of Brazil, a wild and almost fairy tale-esque mushroom has earned the sacred title of “Cogumelo de Deus, or “Mushroom of God” in Portuguese. That’s because, in addition to its robust characteristics and unique structural beauty, this mushroom is a literal God-send in a health-promoting sense. In fact, Agaricus Blazei Murill is widely regarded both locally and…

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