Health & Nutrition

Whole Food Plant-Based Brownies? Yes!

A couple months ago, I emailed a recipe for Oatmeal Cookie Dough Bites, and they were such a hit that I wanted to share another healthy sweet treat. These brownie cookies have a date-sweetened creamy filling and are a great...
Health & Nutrition

The Public Health Concerns of Weed Legalization

There are some serious public health concerns about the legalization of marijuana, but they’re probably not what you might expect. Regarding marijuana legalization, “opinions range from regarding this as a landmark human rights advance granting access to a miracle medication,...
Aloe vera gel
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Topical Aloe Vera Gel for Lichen Planus

We shouldn’t ever swallow aloe vera, but how does using it topically for a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease compare to steroids? Lichen planus is a chronic autoimmune disease, typically of our moist membranes, such as the inside of our mouth,...
Skin cancer
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Viagra-Type Drugs and Melanoma Skin Cancer

What is the role of erectile dysfunction drugs like Cialis and Levitra in the promotion and progression of prostate cancer and melanoma? Of the half-dozen Viagra-type drugs on the market now, Viagra itself may have “the greatest efficacy but also...
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Sunflower Seeds May Aggravate Acne

Should we be concerned about the pimples, cadmium, and “colonic crunch” associated with the consumption of sunflower seeds? A recent observational study on acne reported a “statistically significant relationship” between “acne severity and dietary factors such as chocolate, dairy products...
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Blueberries Can Improve Artery Function

What is the optimum dose of wild blueberries to eat at a meal? A single serving of blueberries can help mediate the arterial dysfunction induced by smoking a cigarette. Researchers investigated the effect of a single serving of frozen blueberries...
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The Trick to Access Research Articles for Free

The “Robin Hood of Science” continues to provide more than 60 million scientific papers to anyone in the world for free at The first issues of the first scientific journals were published in 1665, including an “observation made in...

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