Back in the 1940s before the polio vaccine was invented, the disease caused a lot of anxiety among parents of small children. How could you reduce your child’s risk of contracting this nasty illness? Some misguided public health experts apparently … Continue reading
You can live to be a hundred, if you give up everything that makes you want to live to be a hundred. -Woody Allen Last year I wrote about an author/blogger called The Food Babe who boasts a following of … Continue reading
I feel like there’s a lot of hype about essential oils and herbs in popular culture today — check out the herbal aisle at Whole Paycheck sometime for example. They get advertised as possible cures for all kinds of disorders, often on the … Continue reading
Yeah, I know I haven’t posted anything for a while, but I’ve been busy — sure you know how that goes. Anyhow, we’re off on another trip around the sun, and…one of the things I’ve promised myself I’ll do this … Continue reading
A few days ago a company called Freedom Industries spilled a massive amount of a licorice-scented compound called 4-methylcyclohexane methanol into the Elk River, contaminating local water supplies and forcing authorities to turn off the taps until they can determine … Continue reading
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The last sixty years have witnessed what may well be the greatest unplanned mass experiment in the history of neuroscience. Thousands of people have deliberately experimented on themselves by taking chemicals that altered their experience of reality — chemicals like … Continue reading