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  1. Re: Hormone-Disrupting Weed Killer Taints Tap Water for Millions in Corn Belt

    Atrazine was invented in 1958. The EU banned its use 15 yrs. ago in 2004. It is the most widely used herbicide after glyphosate.
  2. Re: Aspartame: Decades of Science Point to Serious Health Risks

    Aspartame is used in about 6,000 consumer products. As a sweetener, it is sold as NutraSweet, Equal, Canderel, NatraTaste, and AminoSweet.
  3. Re: Superior Fresh obtains non-GMO certification for farmed salmon

    You're much too kind. I wish to get better at your skill of cutting out unnecessary words and phrases.
  4. Re: ‘Organic’ Food from China found to be Highly Contaminated

    China is too large, both geographically & population, for agricultural regulators to efficiently monitor food safety--organic or not. China's annual agricultural output exceeds that of any other...
  5. Re: Superior Fresh obtains non-GMO certification for farmed salmon

    Julieanne, no need to leave environmental issues to me. I appreciate your perspective on these issues. Also, you have a natural gift for brevity, allowing you to present information comprehensively...
  6. Re: Superior Fresh obtains non-GMO certification for farmed salmon

    Farmed fish is bad news, even with a Non-GMO certification. The problems with farmed fish go far beyond the type of diet they consume. As I understand it, farmed Atlantic salmon, typically, is...
  7. Re: Welcome to December, the month of Giving

    Thanks for the reminder. And, thanks for all you and Julieanne do on a daily basis to "keep the ship afloat with smooth sailing." Very much appreciated!!
  8. Re: Valerian: Everything You Knew And Everything You Didn't

    No thanks! Lol. I'll trust you on this one.
  9. Re: New York Proposed Mandatory Gardasil Vaccine To Target Home Schoolers

    The deeper you dig.....??? This, in part, explains why CDC buys vaccines!! The "Vaccines for Children Program" is a federally funded CDC program. The CDC buys vaccines at a discounted rate...
  10. Re: Study: Almost half of new cancer patients lose their entire life savings

    Below are just a "few" organizations that will help cancer patient pay medical bills:



    This national non-profit organization offers an assortment of treatment and financial assistance...
  11. Re: Valerian: Everything You Knew And Everything You Didn't

    Apparently, valerian in capsule form is not as smelly. It's the acid in the root that causes the smell.
  12. Re: New York Proposed Mandatory Gardasil Vaccine To Target Home Schoolers

    Just found out that all CDC recommended childhood vaccines are free to parents. As of March 2010, with the passage of the Healthcare Affordability Act, all private and public insurance plans must...
  13. Re: Valerian: Everything You Knew And Everything You Didn't

    Valerian's track record for insomnia seems to be quite good. As with most herbs, there can be interactions when taken with drugs and other herbs and supplements. For example, valerian and St....
  14. Re: Osteoporosis: Could Selenium Reduce Risk?

    It is possible to overdose on selenium. It's in almost everything. The best sources are brazil nuts (6-8 nuts contain 554 mcg.), tuna, sardines, oysters, shrimp, chicken, & pork. Selenium from...
  15. Re: Electric trucks could be a jolt of bad news for railroad volumes

    Thanks for the clarification. I've learned a lot about these issues, thanks to you.
  16. Re: How Fruit And Vegetable Compounds Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

    It is great to understand the molecular mechanism that shows flavanoids effectiveness against colon cancer. Numerous studies have shown the flavanoids in resveratrol to be anti-colon cancer. Also,...
  17. Re: Study Links Some Antibiotics To Raised Risk Of Parkinson's Disease

    Yet another example of how drugs can alter gut microbes and result in long term harm. This also demonstrates that drugs, even antibiotics, have side effects, whether immediate or years later.
  18. Re: Electric trucks could be a jolt of bad news for railroad volumes

    grulla, thanks for a detailed, very enlightening post. I was not aware of tension between the railroads and intermodal shipping. I couldn't help but think about the increasing vulnerability of both...
  19. Re: This is What Your Overactive Brain Needs to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

    Sleep duration is a very individual thing, with some doing just fine with 6 hrs while others need 8-10 hrs. Researchers are beginning to pay more attention to health problems associated with "acute"...
  20. Re: Electric trucks could be a jolt of bad news for railroad volumes

    Just what we need: more trucks (electric or not) on the roads. Railroads carry a much larger capacity (pound for pound), at a cheaper overall rate. With increased investments and the addition of...
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    Re: Six Approaches to Treat Knee Pain

    Under #4 (Excellent diet), I would include curcumin, boswellia (frankincense), and cherries and cherry juice. Most knee pain is due primarily to inflammation. Another contributing factor is lack of...
  22. Re: Osteoporosis: Could Selenium Reduce Risk?

    The thyroid gland has the largest amount of selenium (per gram of tissue) than any other organ in the body. In addition to protecting the thyroid from oxidative stress, selenium also helps to...
  23. Re: Study: Almost half of new cancer patients lose their entire life savings

    Excellent point. But, it's a real shame if 42% of new patients are losing their homes. This should not happen in a country with the resources of the U.S.
  24. Re: Study: Almost half of new cancer patients lose their entire life savings

    grulla: Several additional states have adopted homestead exemptions, including New Mexico ($60,000) and Maine ($47,500). Problem is these amounts are so low not much protection is afforded...
  25. Re: Study: Almost half of new cancer patients lose their entire life savings

    No person should lose their life savings because of illness. But, I wonder who these 42% of "new" cancer patients are because they lost an average of more than $90,000 in 2 yrs. Who has $90,000 to...
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