Tag: Heather-Callaghan

Mass Die Off of Snow Geese When They Landed On Toxic Pit of Water

By Heather Callaghan, Editor During a recent snowstorm, several thousand or more snow geese died together after they were forced to take refuge on an acidic, metal-laden body of water of an old, open pit mine in Montana. The 700-acre Berkeley Pit – a former mine – is now submerged in water as acidic as distilled vinegar. The…

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Chronic Wound Patients Heal Faster Without Opioid Prescriptions, Accident Victims Too

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A recent George Washington Study looked at opioid treatment and the rate of healing in chronic wounds. It turns out that chronic wound patients who never receive opioids actually heal up faster than those who receive the drugs according to researcher Victoria Shanmugam, M.D. Chronic wounds are those that have failed to heal…

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Avoiding Existential Crisis and Spiritual Struggle Linked to Poor Mental Health

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Trying to answer the “big questions” of life and grappling with spiritual matters are things everyone typically goes through at some point. An existential crisis deals with questions of our existence – Why am I here? What is my purpose in life? Are we alone? Is there a God? What happens when you die? Are…

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Nestlé Restructuring Sugar Itself to Cut Ingredient Without Changing Taste

  By Heather Callaghan, Editor In late November Nestlé announced it had made a research breakthrough in their chocolate recipes – restructuring sugar in order to cut down on the ingredient by 40%, but still trick consumer taste buds into sweet satisfaction. Nestlé says, “Imagine if your favorite chocolate bar tasted just as good, but with…

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Osteopathic Association: Kratom An Opioid Alternative, Ban Would Stifle Science

By Heather Callaghan, Editor The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association has just asserted that a delayed U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ban on the kratom plant would stifle scientific understanding of the herb’s active chemical components and documented pharmacologic properties – if it goes through. The special report cited the pharmacologically active compounds in kratom, including…

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A Living Wall Covers This Construction Site Instead of Ugly Scaffolding

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Meet the living wall – a new site for sore eyes that is raising questions of both “why?” and “why didn’t we do this sooner?” Lest we think that living walls are only the realized fantasies of eco-fascists or corporate green-washers – let’s take a look at how this works, shall we! Arup architecture…

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No Money for a Vacation? Try This at Home for SAME Benefits

By Heather Callaghan, Editor When problems pile up – most people think the answer is a vacation far, far away. Their nerves and stress receptors are so burnt that fantasies of mountains, cabins, beaches and Caribbean waters dance in their minds. But when it comes to relaxing fantasies that dance in our minds – that type of…

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Earthquake Just Struck Fukushima Again – 7.4 Magnitude Tsunami Threat – Nuclear Cooling Failure

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck in Japan today triggering a tsunami warning where waves as high as 3 meters could crash the coast at any moment. There are already reports of one meter waves in some areas. Residents in and around Fukushima are fleeing the coast as panic sets in. According…

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Glyphosate Now Found to Contaminate Most Popular Western Foods

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A recent lab analysis found a startling amount of Monsanto’s weedkiller in common consumer goods. Around 29 popular American foods were tested by an FDA registered laboratory commissioned by Food Democracy Now! in conjunction with The Detox Project. The Detox Project is gaining access to newer technology to test glyphosate levels in humans, food and soil….

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