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Pulmonary Fibrosis
by Kimberly Allen, RN Pulmonary fibrosis is the medical term for scarring of the lung(s).  It is a chronic condition that can have a variety of causes.  Pulmonary fibrosis is most common in middle aged to older adults, however, it can be diagnosed at any age even children.  People... Read more
Let The Frankenfish Go Extinct
by Jeff Clemetson, Editor Wishing for the extinction of a species seems like a rather heartless act, but what if that species has serious potential to harm people’s health? What if it has the potential to damage the evironment? What if that species was man-made? Such is the question... Read more
Why We Need to March Against Monsanto
by Jeff Clemetson, Editor As I began writing this GMO update in advance of the upcoming worldwide March Against Monsanto on May 25, I wanted to include all the latest news about just why we should take the time to rally against the chemical and biotech firm. The last few... Read more
The Truth About All Those Red Meat Studies
by Kimberly Allen, RN The controversy over whether or not eating meat is good or bad for your health has been going on for decades.  It has been the subject of countless studies, many with conflicting results.  While there’s no question that meat is a good source of quality... Read more
Faking The O – Organic Food Fraud
by Kimberly Allen, RN With the push to eat more healthy and fears of what the long term effects of eating foods from animals that have been injected with hormones or antibiotics as well as the fertilizers and pesticides used to produce more produce the umber of people turning... Read more
Not In Your Front Yard! – Confronting Local Ordinances Over Vegetable Gardens

But for some gardeners, growing a garden in the front yard isn’t so simple. As more and more people are getting the taste for home-grown, organic vegetables, there has been a backlash by some communities to stop home owners from planting gardens in their front yards…

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Glutamine:  An Incredibly Important Conditionally Essential Amino Acid
by John Stone, Certified Personal Trainer Glutamine has been a staple supplement in the kitchen of most advanced bodybuilders and athletes alike for several years now. Like most health supplement discoveries however, Glutamine has risen to the top and then fallen from the ranks on several occasions. What was... Read more
WANTED: Blood Donors

It appears as though the “worst shortage in over a decade” of 2012 is continuing into 2013. The Red Cross along with America’s Blood Centers are reporting a continuing trend in the severe blood supply shortage. One Red Cross official has stated that “this is one of the worst ones the Red Cross has seen.” In addition to the severe shortages being experienced throughout the Northeast there are numerous major cities throughout the country that are in urgent need of blood including…

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Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Still Going Six Month Later

It’s been almost 6 months since the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak began and there are still people reporting infections caused by the contaminated steroids responsible for the outbreak. According to the CDC, so far the outbreak of fungal meningitis has killed 48 and …

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The Very Real Ramifications of The Monsanto Protection Act

Experiencing the agony of defeat always stings, but the sting is even more painful when clearly the bad guy wins. Last week, health, environmental and family farming advocates experienced that bitter sting when President Obama signed into law the inappropriately-named Farmer Assurance Provision, which has been appropriately dubbed The Monsanto Protection Act…

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