Category Archives: Alternative Health

Apple Cider Vinegar and “Alkalizing” the Body: Why An Acid Can Never Raise Body pH

Woo. A colloquial term for “bunk”, “junk science”, and generally unfounded, unproven ideas that we encounter in digital “print” (an oxymoron in past for sure, not so today) all the time. Sometimes, we find the phrase “woo-woo.” littering a blog … Continue reading

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When Is Hate(ful-Sounding) Speech Acceptable By Media Professionals? An Inquiry Into Tweets by New York Times Editor Sarah Jeong of #CancelWhitePeople Fame

Recently, the blogs, social networks, and message boards on the Internets have been all abuzz with frantic news reports that the newly appointed New York Times editorial board member, Sarah Jeong, had published messages on the Twitter social media platform … Continue reading

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Vaccine Religious Exemptions & Tests Of Faith: Querying the US Constitutional Bounds of Protected Rights

Vaccines. A current debate. But alas, a debate not at all the focus of this particular piece. In fact, as most other readers may have postulated by the title, you are likely considering that the central idea this article shall … Continue reading

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The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming! Massage Therapy By Robots A Reality Right Now!

The robots are coming! The robots are coming! Wait, what? When we think of robots, we conjure images of everything from 1980s Detroit  automobile assembly-line behemoths that looked little like most of our collective associations and imagery of robots, to … Continue reading

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Oils, Syntax, AND/OR Food Labeling: The Era of Thinking All Food Oil Is Identical is Over

Do you read food labels? And if so, do you even know what you’re reading? Certainly, I mean no offense to the reader; it’s just that many pre-packaged foods we buy at the supermarket contain ingredients with strange-sounding multi-syllabic names … Continue reading

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Marijuana Prohibition and Law Enforcement Officers: Effective Medicine & Alternative to Alcohol As Stress Reliever, Denied.

There’s a raucous row in New York City right now about a police sergeant assigned to Gracie Mansion failing a drug test for pot and claiming that the sample was accidentally snipped from her weave and not her own locks. … Continue reading

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NYC Mayor and New York State Governor Declare *WAR* On Single-Use Plastic Bags!

In case you haven’t heard, the big issue sweeping NYC and the entire state of New York is whether plastic bags should be banned. According to Mayor DeBlasio, ““We need to ban plastic bags — the time for debate on … Continue reading

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Drug Injection Sites: Communities Cry “NIMBY” While People OD and DIE on MY Block

Recently, the idea of state-approved injection centers where people addicted to heroin may “shoot up” in a safe environment was proposed for further review in New York City. While heroin use is not in any way a social good, such … Continue reading

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Who Decides When Medicine Is Quackery? Debunking The Alternative Medicine Debunkers With Scientific Fact

An article appeared on Forbes today wherein the author wrote disparagingly about alternative medicine treatments and research, entitled “$142 Million For Quack Medicine Buried Inside The New 2018 Budget.”    The article detailed how terrible the author felt about the current … Continue reading

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Unplug That Thing, Mom! Air Fresheners, Hazardous Chemicals, and Disease Potential

Nobody likes to come home to a musty-smelling living room. For reasons most of us can easily understand, it’s just not that hot a plan. Of course, it’s always best to be neat and clean, and keep the space moisture-controlled, … Continue reading

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