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Obesity in America

35.7% of adults are obese and 17% of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years old are obese.* Since 1980 obesity among children and adults has almost tripled.  One of 7 low-income pre school aged children is obese. It is predicted that … Continue reading

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Green Tea and Shampoo

It appears that an anti-oxidant from green tea could help strengthen hair. A researcher from Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta said that this ingredient has been put in a shampoo and has the potential to thicken hair. It cannot … Continue reading

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Bio-Tech Food- GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms)

What are GMOs? GMOs are crop plants created for human or animal consumption that have had their genetic makeup altered. The purpose of this is to increase their resistance to herbicides or improve their nutritional content. Genetic engineering can create plants … Continue reading

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BPA and the FDA

BPA- Bisphenol A. A chemical used in producing plastic and resins. A synthetic estrogen . Used in thousands of products made of hard, clear ploycarbonate plastics and tough epoxy resins. Found in water and beverage bottles, epoxy paint, eyeglasses, etc… … Continue reading

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The Color of Romance

An article came out today stating that men are attracted to women dressed in red because that signals that they might be interested in “romance”. Women have been wearing shades of red in clothing and make up since Cleopatra and … Continue reading

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Friday’s With Freda- I Can Hear Silence

The Brain hears silence just like any other noise. A study done at the University of Oregon shows that some areas of the brain respond only to no sound. Studies done on rats demonstrates that onset and offset of sounds … Continue reading

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At Thanksgiving-Someone To Be Thankful For- Larry Orr

Larry Orr was 47 years old when he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. He was married to the woman he loved and had 2 children. He was a successful businessman, friend to many, golfer, fisherman, hunter and a … Continue reading

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Beauty Is Not Beautiful If It Is Animal Abuse

Leave it to the fashionatas of the entertainment business to start a new trend. Some of the trends are innovative, beautiful and artistic. This one is not. The newest trend is to use these beautiful rooster feathers to adorn the … Continue reading

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Friday’s With Freda

An interesting article appeared in medpageToday. In a survey of over 3200 patients, they found that over 50% of the patients felt that they should get a discounted bill if kept waiting. Some (16%) said that they should get a gift … Continue reading

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Friday’s With Freda

There is a wonderful website that I would like to introduce to you. It is called The Environmental Working Group. It is a non-profit group that provides the public with information about harmful and healthy living. For example, they recently … Continue reading

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