That’s not ice cream.

EVERYONE likes ice cream. You may prefer the basics or go for the fruity stuff… but everyone likes ice cream. Unfortunately, not everything in the “ice cream” aisle is actually what it says… According to Mordor Intelligence, the United States Ice Cream Market size is estimated at $19.03 Billion (USD) in 2024 and is expected…

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Cars & Cancer

In the United States, the majority of cars use flame retardants in their seat foams, coverings, and other parts of the vehicle cabins. This complies with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 302) and helps make sure we don’t burst into flame… At least, that’s the theory. Unfortunately, some studies have shown that exposure…

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Vampire Bacteria!

Scientists have finally discovered why specific bacterial strains are so deadly: they’re vampires! No, really! They literally have a thirst for human blood. Washington State University researchers discovered that the world’s deadly bacteria consume nutrients in the blood as food, including common infections like salmonella and E. coli. Scientists have discovered that certain bacteria are…

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Annoying & Dangerous

It’s more than just difficult to sleep next to. It could be dangerous. We’re talking about snoring.  Snoring can be a warning sign and cause life-threatening effects on the heart… and many don’t even know they’re doing it. When we’re asleep, the muscles and tissues in our nose, sinuses, mouth, and upper throat tend to…

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In Sickness & Health

If you’re married, chances are good that you SHARE health challenges! A study was published in December 2023 in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), which examined patterns of hypertension in four different countries, namely China, England, India, and the United States. The main aim of this study was to investigate the likelihood…

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How the Black Plague Saved Lives

It is an almost humorous understatement to say the Bubonic plague had an enormous negative impact on humanity, but researchers have started to uncover a silver lining we didn’t expect! Yersinia pestis, the bacterium responsible for bubonic plague, once caused millions of deaths around the world and wiped out a third of Europe’s population. Even…

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Dr. Funk’s Vital Amines

If taking vitamins is part of your daily routine, you have biochemist  Casimir Funk to thank. He’s the brainiac behind the whole vitamin boom.  Funk was a genius who made several contributions to the field of biochemistry and is known for his work on the nature of enzymes and vitamins, a term he coined when…

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Food Fight

Adding bananas, particularly frozen ones, to a smoothie is one of the best ways to make it taste more like a milkshake. They’re sweet and have a creamy texture. Best of all, they’re full of potassium and fiber! But what else should you put in that smoothie? If you said berries for the antioxidants, you…

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Eating for Epilepsy

The keto diet has been gaining popularity in recent years as a way to lose weight, but it was first created back in the 1920’s as a way to treat epilepsy, particularly in children. We want to bring that use-case back into focus! Epilepsy affects around 50 million people worldwide, causing recurrent electrical discharge in…

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Know the Danger

As consumers, we often assume that our cosmetics and personal care products are safe. But did you know that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) receives about 5000 reports yearly about cosmetics-related health problems? These reports are known as Adverse Event Reports (AERs) and are submitted to the FDA by consumers, healthcare professionals, and…

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