Monthly Archives: September 2014

Food Deserts

Intriguing term: a food desert. What is it? The United States Department of Agriculture (http://apps.ams.usda.gov/fooddeserts/foodDeserts.aspx) defines a food desert as areas whose census information indicates that: 1. They qualify as “low-income communities“, based on having: a) a poverty rate of … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Garden?

Even though autumn is fast approaching, in the southern part of the U.S. an herb garden can still contain a world of culinary delights and medicinal uses. If your garden is on your kitchen shelf, the tips below can still … Continue reading

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A View From the Other Side

One can find studies which point to the risks of hormonal drugs used to regulate conception (contraceptives). The latest is from  July 2014 and it is written up in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website as “Preventing Chronic Disease … Continue reading

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The Wellness Librarian Wonders

In light of the documented negative effects of contraceptives (several statistical studies are available) the Wellness Librarian wonders why the U.S. government continues to push them on women in this country and abroad. But the contraceptive industry is a big … Continue reading

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