HEALTH IDEAS

I've learned a lot over the years as a massage therapist in Fargo, ND and would like to share my findings with you! All the entries in this section are either my life experiences, the experiences of others, or ideas that I believe to be true. Some of the health ideas and suggestions may work for some people but not for others. I AM NOT A DOCTOR OR A MEDICAL PERSON so I cannot diagnose, only give suggestions from my personal experience, which you may or may not find beneficial. It is my hope that if you try any of my Health Ideas that you and your family may lead a healthier life!

 

"Unless we put medical freedom into the constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship. To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privilege to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic and have no place in a republic. The Constitution of this republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom."

-by Benjamin Rush, MD, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and physician to George Washington

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Kissing: The Unromantic Truth

The kiss may have evolved for reasons that are far more practical - and less alluring - than prevously thought. British scientists believe it developed to spread germs. They say that the uniquely human habit allows a bug that is dangerous in pregnancy to be passed from man to woman to give her time to build up immunity. Cytomegalovirus, which lurks in saliva, normally causes no problems. But it can be extremely dangerous if caught while pregnant and can kill unborn babies or cause birth defects. These can include problems ranging from deafness to cerebral palsy. Writing in the journal Medical Hypotheses, researcher Dr Colin Hendrie from the University of Leeds said: "Female inoculation with

Coffee vs. Tea

If you're like over half the adult population in the United States, you drink coffee everyday. By the end of the year, you will have consumed over 10 pounds of the stuff. At over 400 billion cups consumed per year[1], coffee is the most popular drink in the world. The U.S. imports over $4 billion in coffee each year, and Americans drink 400 million cups per day. Why has a substance which places an enormous metabolic burden on your body and offers no nutritional value at all -- no vitamins, no minerals, no enzymes -- become so widely used throughout the world? What’s so Great About Coffee, Anyway? Many coffee drinkers enjoy the taste. And for those who don’t, there are countless addi tives to