FISH FROM FARM TO TABLE   Fresh fruits and vegetables are now being offered from local farms direct to your table. What if you could have fresh fish delivered the same way? In fact, you may grow fish in your own back yard. Many varieties of fish, including tilapia and trout, can be raised at…

THE POWER IN YOUR POCKET

  I walked down the aisle of a supermarket yesterday and was very impressed about how food producers have responded to consumers and their advocates. Although many legislators have tried to introduced bills to stop the use of antibiotics, hormones, and other potentially harmful ingredients in animal husbandry, they failed. The lobbyists who fought the…

WHAT THE FDA KNOWS ABOUT COSMETICS

Prohibited & Restricted Ingredients     The following is straight from the FDA’s” mouth”. You will find in my Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients( Crown Publishers), there are still harmful ingredients in what we put on our skin and a number of chemicals that should be banned. But the information below is appreciated.   What ingredients are…

NO BODY SECRETS: TECHNOLOGY MAY REVEALS ALL

    The FDA recently issued: “A guidance to clarify that manufacturers may share patient-specific information recorded, stored, processed, retrieved, and/or derived from a medical device with the patient who is either treated or diagnosed with that specific device. FDA believes that providing patients with access to accurate, useable information about their healthcare when they…

CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?

CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? My Mother used to tease me when I was a child: “Can you keep a secret?” “Yes”, I would reply “So can I” she would smile. Can you keep a secret today? Probably not. Have you answered a survey? An E-mail charge card form? Are you a Facebook Member? You…

SEX, SCENT AND UNDERARM HAIR

  Do you worry about your under arm odor? If more men are not shaving their faces  today, they may be encouraged to shave under their arms instead. Procter and Gamble researchers just published a paper in March in The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology: The title was “A comparative clinical study of different hair removal…

 TALC AND CANCER—THE ENIGMA

  Regulatory agencies such as the FDA and the IRAC are not sure about the link between cancer and the mineral talc. Yet a Missouri jury awarded $72 million to a family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer. She had used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for “feminine hygiene”…

CAN YOU REALLY BUILD YOUR BRAIN POWER?

My husband, a neurosurgeon, walked with me to an appointment I had with an editor. He noticed on her desk she had a number of books on body building. “You know,” he commented, ‘you can do the same thing with your brain. Cognitive exercises will build up it up.” The young editor was not interested….

What Is El Chapo Hiding?

  El Chapo, the infamous multi-escape drug lord, took a big chance. He snuck away from his hideout to have penile surgery in Tijuana, Mexico to restore his potency, according to the Mexican newspaper Reforma.[1] I have a number of questions about the story: Did it really happen? Who did the surgery? Who tipped off…

Why Did You Buy That ? 

You think you may think you made a free choice but you picked up that item because a buyologist most likely tapped into your subconscious mind. Source: Why Did You Buy That ? 

Why Did You Buy That ? 

You think you may think you made a free choice but you picked up that item because a buyologist most likely tapped into your subconscious mind.