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Addiction


7/24/14

Have low-back pain?
Think Tylenol is the answer?

Think again

There are millions of people who lead active lives, free of back pain.
They do not have magical back genes;
they have learned to use their backs properly.
Some humans are capable of remarkable feats of strength that involve the back.
But if you bend over to lift something heavy, and you fail to bend your legs,
you are likely to injure your back.

So stop blaming evolution ... for your mistakes.


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Alcohol


7/22/16

For those of you who like to drink
(I'm not talking about Dr. Pepper)

the news ...

is not good


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4/9/15

So many studies come out, urging me to take up drinking if I want to live longer.

That advice is now being re-evaluated


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4/2/15

Adolescent binge drinkers screw themselves up for life.

But hope may be on the way, that the damage can be undone


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11/14/12

A popular claim is that moderate drinkers live longer.

Effect of moderate drinking on the fetus

Maybe they do live longer ... but their kids are dumber.

Actually ... they don't live longer either


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Marijuana


1/17

Cannabis: no evidence that it provides the benefits claimed by its proponents ...

and plenty of evidence that its adverse effects are real and serious

People will believe what they want to believe
and will disregard evidence to the contrary (confirmation bias).
Thankfully, for those of us who prefer truth and reality ...

there is science


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12/16/13

Marijuana linked to memory problems and schizophrenia

Reading the comments section following the article is entertaining,
as all the potheads came to the defense of their favorite drug ...
and attacked the study.

What is the A.M.A.'s position on marijuana?

Not good for those who like to smoke

And now for a word from the

American Psychological Association

Liberals and skeptics (usually the same people)
are among the biggest supporters of marijuana use.
These people are the same ones who ridicule religious and conservative people
for denying science when science doesn't go the way they want it to
as in the cases of evolution and global warming.

But when it comes to GMO's and marijuana,
Liberals and skeptics prove they are just as willing to deny science ...
when the results don't come out the way they had hoped.

Those people should have their "I'm a skeptic" hats confiscated


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Obesity


9/21/16

Childhood Fitness:
America humiliated again

Thank God for Mexico

"USA" "USA" "USA"
"We're #47" "We're #47" "We're #47"


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8/26/16

Previous study that said being overweight didn't reduce life expectancy ...

has been contradicted by a more robust study

So get your fat ass back on that treadmill, and when you are done ...
get down on the floor and give me 20


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8/1/16

Be sure to read the article carefully


If you read it carefully, you should have noticed that,
buried in all the anti-red meat hoopla
was the fact that people who lived healthy lifestyles
(defined as exercising; not smoking, drinking, or overeating)

were unaffected


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3/2/15

Treadmill performance predicts mortality

Notice that scoring over 100 didn't make all that much difference,
compared to those who also scored positive, but less than 100 (1%).
But, dropping below and going negative made a HUGE difference.
So one conclusion is: you don't have to run marathons to be fit and healthy ...

Just get off your ass once in a while


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7/8/14

Which is the major culprit in the obesity epidemic ...

Lack of exercise ... or diet?


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6/17/14

All you couch potatoes out there ...

Atten - hut!


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6/19/13

AMA now classifies obesity as a disease

Since 1/3 of Americans are obese, 1/3 are 'only' fat, and 1/3 are healthy ... fat is the new normal.

But it gets worse

80% of Americans, not only believe in, but actually worship invisible ghosts,
making us the butt of jokes among advanced nations.

But it gets worse

Making fun of the fat, dumb kid isn't really such a good idea though.
America also happens to be the most powerful country on Earth,
and is constantly at war somewhere in the world.

Before it gets any worse

Those who benefit from keeping Americans fat, dumb, and aggressive,
accuse anyone who would change it as "America haters."
In a way they are right;
I hate what America has become: a fat, dumb, killing machine.
But what I hate more are the ones who have reduced America to what it has become ...

and some of us are trying to do something about it


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Sleep


11/10/16

Another helpful hint about sleep ...

put your Smartphone away at bedtime

Surely you can think of something better to do at bedtime, right?


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5/7/15

Exercises that reduced snoring problems




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9/26/14

How to improve your teenager's life ...

let them sleep


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7/24/14

Are you a "Night Owl" ... or a "Morning Person?"

They have different personality traits


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Tanning


8/8/16

Be careful out there (4:32)




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4/6/16

While it is true that overexposure to the sun's rays can be harmful,
the importance of getting enough sunshine cannot be overstated.
In addition to providing needed vitamin D (to avoid Rickets),
it is also necessary to prevent the myopic future of ...

the human race


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1/7/15

The title sounds like Astrology nonsense,
but it is actually some pretty good science:

Solar activity at birth predicted infant survival and women's fertility


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Tobacco


1/10/17

We know the cost tobacco extracts in human life.
So what is the cost to the planet in dollars?

If you guessed a "T"rillion dollars ...

you were right



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11/9/16

Actor Michael Douglas blamed his throat cancer,
not on his heavy drinking and smoking ...
but on oral sex.

So what are the facts?

While it can't be said for certain,
the odds weigh heavily in favor of the drinking and smoking


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5/16/14

How safe is water-pipe smoking?

Not as safe as advertised


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Other Health News


12/4/15

Have you ever met a person who can barely feel pain?
How about a mouse?

Researchers discover key to eliminating chronic pain


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4/27/15

What is the real #1 killer in the world today?

People unable to access life-saving surgeries

I don't see that one on the C.D.C.'s list of top causes of death.


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3/2/15

The World Health Organization advises people to be aware of activities ...

that may aggravate hearing loss


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11/27/14

Yes, it's that time again ...
time to check your gag reflex to make sure it is working properly.
(contains a 10-second video - can you watch the whole 10 seconds?)

Tapeworms


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8/13

Is sunlight the best disinfectant?

Only for water


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