It was a quiet night, and Dorrie Nuttall was fast asleep. Her seven-year-old son was sleeping next to her hooked up to a machine, which was supposed to alert her if his glucose levels were too low. The alert never came. Not from the machine, anyway. Jedi, Luke’s adorable diabetes-sniffing dog, started jumping on and off the bed. Nuttall didn’t wake up, so Jedi took it up a notch.
‘Kick the bucket’ is a very old English expression, which means to die. A ‘bucket list’ is a list of things that you want to do before you die. It’s now a common English expression, but it’s very new.
One evening, Linda Munkley’s dog Beau jumped on the sofa and began sniffing her chest. At first, Linda wasn’t bothered by her dog’s strange behavior, but he wouldn’t leave her alone.
What would you say if someone told you most of your friends were addicted to drugs? It might sound ridiculous, but according to many scientists, most people in the world are addicted to drugs, maybe even you. When they talk about drugs, they aren’t talking about the illegal ones you can go to jail for. Instead, they are talking about sugar, which many believe to be a drug. Image by: Jackie License: (CC BY 2.0)
Dr. Patrick Byrne is one of the world’s top plastic surgeons in the world and Sherrie’s doctor. He had the idea to grow a replacement ear on Sherrie’s arm. The doctor took tissue from her rib and molded it into the shape of an ear. The tissue was then put under the skin of her arm to grow for months. After the ear was ready, it was time to take it off her arm and put it on the side of her head.
Why is this information good to know? Well, it means that if you cannot afford to eat organic fruits and vegetables every day, then you can focus on only buying organic with foods on The Dirty Dozen list, and not buying organic versions of the foods on the Clean 15 list. In this way, you can save money and dramatically reduce the amount of pesticides that you eat. Remember that the next time you visit the produce section of the grocery store.
I sometimes wonder if cell phones are the new cigarettes. Now I’m not talking about addiction, even though some young people seem to be addicted to their cell phones by checking their text messages every five or ten minutes. But what I’m talking about is the longterm health risks of cell phone usage.
Most of us love to eat delicious food. We also want to stay healthy, strong, and energetic. Well, there is a bright yellow spice from the East that we can put in our food to help us do both. It’s called Turmeric.
For thousands of years, turmeric has been used as a dye, a spice, and a medicine in South East Asia, India, and the Middle East. It has long been known for its health properties, but recently Western scientists have discovered just how powerful of a medicine turmeric really is. It can help prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol, improve our liver function, and more.