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10 Health Benefits of Marijuana

Marijuana frequently gets a bad rap. How much of it is deserved? After my earlier blog, “Should Marijuana Be Legalized?” I conducted research to find out the benefits and problems linked with marijuan…

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CDC Releases New Anti-Smoking Ads

You may have noticed this week that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new part of its "Tips from Former Smokers" campaign. The ads, which hit began running on July 7,…

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Dear America, We Have a Drinking Problem.

Eighty-eight thousand deaths a year? One in 10? Why are so many U.S. adults drinking themselves to death? A shocking new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that fro…

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Mariel Hemingway on Nature, Divinity & Love

Mariel has two recent creative endeavors in the world--- Running From Crazy, an amazing documentary film about Mariel Hemingway's family history and how she's healing, and Running With Nature, a book …

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My Love Affair With Sugar (From An Addict)

I’ve long had a love affair with Almond Joy pieces. Every night we would climb into bed together and I would caress the blue bag, pulling them out one by one to nibble at the candy shell, hoping upo…

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10 Warning Signs of Pet Hoarding – And How To Help

Pet hoarding is now considered a bonafide mental illness. The newest edition of the DSM Manual (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), the bible for psychiatrists, indeed lists hoardi…

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Are Fatty Foods Addictive?

The food industry, like the tobacco companies and other drug lords, has been able to come up with products that tap into the same dopamine reward system that keeps people smoking cigarettes, using mar…

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Are Sugary Foods Addictive?

People have chewed coca leaves for at least 8,000 years as a mild stimulant without any evidence of addiction, but when certain components are isolated and concentrated into cocaine, we've got a probl…

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Food Addiction–A Serious Problem With a Simple Solution

Eating healthy and losing weight seems downright impossible for many people. Despite their best intentions, they repeatedly find themselves eating large amounts of unhealthy foods, despite knowing …

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E-Cigarettes Don’t Curb Regular Cigarette Use in Teens

In a finding unlikely to shock, researchers have discovered that people who smoke e-cigarettes are likely to also be regular cigarette smokers. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, suggests that e…

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Love at its finest.

Heidi: I understand that. My point is why point out the problems with it and not hope that it comes…

If you're going to get a Beagle, you have to know that not only do they use their noses constantly, …

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