Monthly Archives: July 2011

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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The Body’s Back Up System for Cells That Run Wild

There are 3 systems that help keep cells from runaway cell division: 1.    DNA repair system- Our genes are under constant attack by environmental carcinogens and chemicals produced in the cell itself. Mistakes occur during DNA replication as  well.  Usually, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Causes Acne

As a teenager, didn’t everybody tell you that acne came from eating chocolate? Luckily, I didn’t have a bad case of acne but I loved chocolate. I ate alot of chocolate. In fact, I never turned down anything with chocolate. … Continue reading

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MEDICAL MYTH MONDAYS- YOUR BRAIN REMAINS ACTIVE AFTER DECAPITATION

Wow! Did someone do an interview with decapitated people? This myth may have started during the French Revolution when a woman named Charlotte Corday was found guilty of killing Jean-Paul Marat, a popular radical journalist. Quite a crowd gathered to … Continue reading

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NATURAL CLEANING PRODUCTS FOR THE HOME

NO MORE CHEMICALS! Using chemical products is not the only way to keep your home clean. Our grandparents didn’t have aerosol sprays, air fresheners and blue toilet bowls and somehow we survived without getting the plague. Here are a few ways to … Continue reading

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TUMOR SUPPRESSOR GENES AND CANCER

Tumor suppressor genes are transcription factors* that become active when a cell experiences stress or DNA damage.The function of tumor suppressor genes is to stop the progression of the cell cycle and carry out DNA repair therefore preventing mutations from … Continue reading

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Are you a right brain or left brain thinker

Do you think with your right brain or your left brain? In 1981, Dr. Roger Sperry was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology for his discovery of the specialization of both cerebral hemispheres. He learned that both sides can reason and … Continue reading

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