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Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

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NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

What Research Has Revealed about Medicinal Mushrooms

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What Research Has Revealed about Medicinal Mushrooms Introduction The branch of medicine that involves the consumption of foods as medicine is called Functional Medicine or or the new scientific discipline of “functional food science.”  The father of medicine, Hippocrates, once said, “Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine thy food.” There are many healing and health benefits that can be achieved when consuming certain foods.  The nutritional value of mushrooms is high due to the amount of minerals, protein and vitamins like D2, C, B that they contain.   Mushrooms are antiinflueza, anti-inflammatory, anticancerous, antiinfective, antidiabetic and antimicrobial (Elkhateeb, Daba, Thomas & Wen, 2019; Ganeshpurkar, Rai & Jain, 2010; Sabaratnam et al., 2013).  If one is looking for the richest source to aid in relief of these types of conditions, they should look no further than the medicinal mushroom.  People in countries of Asia (Japan, Korea, China) and eastern Russia have wid

Calling all Breast Implant Sufferers to Aid Research

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I will be conducting a brief qualitative research study within the coming months. If you found this website from previous articles and you're a BII (Breast Implant Illness) sufferer, I want to speak with you! I will be starting the recruitment phase soon and am looking forward to getting in touch to understand your experiences. If you would like to get in touch with me as a BII sufferer and stay in the know about this study, please contact using the contact form and you'll be added to a specialized mailing list.

Breast Implant Illness: Signs and Symptoms

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Breast implants are made with a cocktail of dangerous, toxic chemicals. Plastic surgeons gloss over the risks and adverse outcomes associated with breast implants. Some women opt for saline implants thinking that they are safer than silicone implants. The truth is that both saline and silicone implants contain silicone and a slew of other toxic ingredients. Even though the saline implant is filled with sterile saltwater solution, the outer shell of saline implants contain silicone. The silicone will leak overtime with or without rupture. These are the ingredients that are typically in breast implant devices: Methyl ethyl ketone (neurotoxin), cyclohexanone (neurotoxin), isopropyl alcohol, denatured alcohol, acetone (neurotoxin), urethane, polyvinyl chloride (neurotoxin), amine, toluene (carcinogen, neurotoxin), dichloromethane (carcinogen), chloromethane, ethyl acetate (neurotoxin), silicone, sodium fluoride, lead based solder, formaldehyde, talcum powder, oakite (cleaning solvent), M

Thousands of Women Are Speaking Out About Breast Implant Illness

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In 2018, more than 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed on individuals in the United States. Of that number, approximately 400,000 women received a breast augmentation. The number of women receiving breast augmentations increases every year. Women, unhappy with the shape, size or look of their breasts, place their lives at risk to receive breast implants and undergo cosmetic surgical procedures. Other women opt for breast implants while undergoing plastic surgery. The breast implant craze began in the nineties at a time where the long-term effects of breast implants were largely unknown and never researched. At current, there still are no long-term studies that have provided knowledge concerning the long-term effects of breast implants. Plastic surgeons performing these surgical procedures have always touted cosmetic procedures such as breast implant surgery as relatively safe and non-harmful. The two options given to women for receiving implants are silicone a

Should Women Undergo Life Altering Surgeries as a Method of Cancer Prevention?

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A mastectomy is one of the most life changing surgical procedures that a woman can go through. It is the surgical removal of a woman's breast. Angelina Jolie recently made headlines with her decision to undergo a double mastectomy because of a faulty gene that exists in her genetic makeup. This gene is scientifically known as the BRCA1 gene. Mutations of this gene can lead to breast and ovarian cancer. Jolie expressed her personal opinions about the surgery and spoke very highly of genetic testing. Jolie was not diagnosed with ovarian or breast cancer but after committing to genetic testing, doctors advised her that she had a very high risk of receiving breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Preventative Mastectomies on the Rise More women are opting to undergo mastectomies as a method of cancer prevention. The amount of women who have chosen to have a mastectomy has skyrocketed by as much as 50 percent in recent years. The American Society of Breast Surgeons completed a study whi