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Ageing with Beauty and Grace

Ageing with Beauty and Grace

In the last decade I have come to realise that there is one thing that is with me for every thought, action, choice and behaviour in my life… and that is my body. I will be turning forty next year, and to be honest I have no hang-ups about that, in fact I am... read more
Benzodiazepine Deaths Rising

Benzodiazepine Deaths Rising

Since 1999, opioid deaths have increased by a factor of 5, but overdose deaths due to benzos have risen by a factor of 8. Valium was given the despicable name “Mother’s Little Helper” because they said it helped Mom get through the day! On their own, benzos are bad... read more
Everyday Vegan Activism? It’s Simple and Easy.

Everyday Vegan Activism? It’s Simple and Easy.

We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. ~ Howard Zinn Having strategic, content-based conversations with friends, family and acquaintances... read more
Are You Deficient in Magnesium?

Are You Deficient in Magnesium?

Central nervous system magnesium deficiency symptoms often seem “neurotic”: anxiety, excessive emotionality, fatigue, head­aches, insomnia, light-headedness, dizziness, nervous fits, the sensation of a lump in the throat, and impaired breathing.... read more
Colonoscopy Leads to Appendicitis

Colonoscopy Leads to Appendicitis

Are you looking forward to getting your next colonoscopy? Isn’t it amazing how quickly those five to ten years between procedures can pass? If you’re like most, you’re trying to stretch the time between screenings a bit longer. And you’ll... read more
Energy Drinks Can Land You in Hospital

Energy Drinks Can Land You in Hospital

While some things do improve with age, it’s sad but true that health isn’t typically one of them. So when a substance is found to have negative health effects for teens and young adults, those findings should give all of us pause. Those of us for whom the... read more
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