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Americans drink lots of diet soda and Americans are facing an unprecedented obesity epidemic. This has caused all sorts of medical experts and even Oprah to investigate whether diet soft drinks can make you gain weight. It seems paradoxical that […]

You don’t have to go far to find shelves and shelves of products promising everything from smoother skin to fewer wrinkles. Women have used cosmetics throughout history to bring color to their faces and to make them smell good. Today, […]

I am a physician by profession and most physicians are very comfortable with things that come in pill form. However, when it comes to vitamins, you are much better off to get your vitamins from the natural source than in […]

One lemon provides you with 64% of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C. A little lemon juice sprinkled on freshly cut apples, bananas, or avocados will keep them from turning brown. Lemon juice is so acidic it actually kills […]

Old-fashioned apple cider vinegar may not seem like an amazing product, but it can be used in lots of ways that could surprise you. Unlike lots of modern foods, apple cider vinegar is a simple, natural product that has been […]

Chlorine is widely used to disinfect water. You find it not just in swimming pool water, but also in the water that comes from your tap. Since chlorine evaporates out of water at relatively low temperatures, a steamy morning shower […]

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that is used in many products. Many people like it, but I do not recommend it. For one thing, many people feel much healthier and stronger when they stop using it. Second, it seems pretty […]

Aspartame is that ubiquitous chemical artificial sweetener. I don’t recommend it, although I know many people use it and the stories about its dangers may be exaggerated. However, some people do have adverse reactions to aspartame including headache, dizziness, seizures, […]

Cosmetics and personal care products are made from numerous chemicals and there is growing but not totally convincing evidence that some of these ingredients are dangerous. Today, I’m going to offer my “be on the lookout for” warning about the […]

Most of us know that lemons are healthful and chock full of vitamin C. Sailors used to take along lemons and limes on ocean voyages to protect them from diseases like scurvy. Today we know that one of the secret […]

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