Nov, 02
2012

Patenting Natural Substances

msmith

As more research is done on natural products, and as their efficacy is continued to be proven, medical companies continue to try to get in on the movement towards more "natural" approaches to healing. It may be long overdue, but this trend comes with its share of problems.

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Nov, 29
2012

Stress and Its Effects


 msmith If you can go through the day without experiencing some form of stress, you may count yourself amongst a lucky few. The fact is, most of us experience some form of stress throughout the day, almost every day. Some of this stress may be induced by immediate circumstances – you get caught in traffic, you have to wait in line, you have an important meeting, etc. Some stress may be more long term and consistent – worry over the future or taking care of sick loved ones. Regardless of what the stressor is, stress has very real physical implications despite the fact that it is very much perceived in the brain or mentally induced. 

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Oct, 29
2012

Fall Leaves and Fungus

msmith A year ago in a town in Michigan, a story was was published about a fungus that was attacking maple trees. The fungus wouldn't kill the trees, just attack the leaves. The leaves would start by becoming off color, then develop black spots. Many of the leaves would fall; the leaves that were left would simply turn brown.

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Oct, 19
2012

msmith

We are close to that time of year where we will get a media barrage of flu shot propaganda. Take a look at September's newsletter: in it you will find a piece talking about the hype behind the flu vaccine. We aren't alone in believing that the flu shot is probably more hype than it is worth.

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Sep, 26
2012
msmith Somewhat humorously, another talking point in the news has been Mr. Ryan's devotion to the popular exercise programs P90X and Insanity. These high intensity-circuit training programs have helped Mr. Ryan maintain his body fat at between 6-8%, a percentage that is enviable for most men Mr. Ryan's age. Whether, you agree with Mr. Ryan's politics or not, one has to admire his devotion to personal fitness. 

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