In 1886 Atlanta pharmacist, John S. Pemberton began selling a cocaine- and caffeine-infused elixir to treat ailments such as headaches, dyspepsia, and nervous conditions. He called this tasty and effervescent tonic, Coca-Cola. It was a big hit then, and it still is today, minus the cocaine and health claims. [...]
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“I’ve seen 2-year-olds with fatty liver disease and teenagers with Type 2 diabetes,” pediatrician Dr. Natalie Muth told the New York Times recently. “It’s hard to compete with an $800-million-a-year marketing strategy by the soda industry.” Dr. Muth is lead author of a new policy statement released by the [...]
Think back to the last time you sat for an exam, spoke in front of a crowd, or asked someone out on a date. Did your stomach flip flop? Did your pits sweat? Did your hands shake? Strong emotions can elicit very physical responses. Deep breaths can help, but [...]
Walking is one of the best forms of exercise, especially for people over 60, says the National Council on Aging, along with just about every doctor we know. Better still? Many say, walking a dog. Dogs can give us a reason to walk when we otherwise wouldn't, and their [...]
If you’ve spent any time on social media lately, you’ve probably heard about the keto diet. People are claiming huge weight losses on diets full of bacon, cream, and fat cuts of steak. They’re even adding butter to their coffee. It almost seems too good to be true. Is [...]
There’s a new show on Netflix called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. If you watch even one episode, you’ll probably get inspired to clean out your closet or maybe even get your whole house in order. Based on a best-selling book, the show is about getting rid of things [...]
Standing in the shampoo aisle staring at the many many brands of dandruff shampoo should make you realize one thing: you are not alone in your struggle with dandruff. Some estimates have it affecting half of all adults. You might ask then, If it affects so many people, can [...]
You don’t need to shop only at health food stores to encounter organic food anymore. It is everywhere now and the high prices can really make you pause. Are the higher prices worth it? For a lot of people they are. Last year (2017) the organic food market was [...]
Though it's probably not exactly true that the Egyptians have 50 words for sand and the Inuit have 100 words for snow, people do usually have a bunch of words for the things that matter to them. Think now how many words you know to describe pain: throbbing, stabbing, [...]
It’s fall, the kids are back in school, and for some it will be time to get their scoliosis screening. You likely know that scoliosis is a kind of spinal deformity, and you may even know a kid who wears a brace because of it. But you may wonder, [...]