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We Are All Caves

I learned a great deal about life on Earth listening as┬áDavid Attenborough narrated the fantastic documentary series “Planet Earth”. A consistent theme, across the entire nine episodes, is that there are places where the life flourishing in an environment counts … Continue reading

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Whole Human

You are 65% water. You are, on average, 12% fat and 20% protein. There are ten times more bacteria in and on your body than there are human cells in and on your body. Your gut is wired to the … Continue reading

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Hubris of Man

Here we are, in the 21st century, and we are just these days coming to terms with the importance of the bacteria that have lived within us and on us for our entire evolutionary history. There are, on average, 100 … Continue reading

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Hitchhiker’s Guide

Every plant growing in the field is absolutely filthy with bacteria. A study of coleslaw spoilage in the 70s came up with this… Cabbage, it’s principal ingredient, had a total bacterial count of about 10,000/gram. Microbial growth in cabbage was … Continue reading

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Great News Everywhere You Look

I was reading Forbes Magazine this morning. It is a business and Wall Street magazine and normally not something that I would look at, but this morning there was this headline: Yes, Processed Food ‘Makes’ Us Fat — But Science … Continue reading

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Food Hangover, Sugar High

There is more to food than energy. People will pay huge sums of money for prepared foods and it is not because that food contains more energy. Well prepared foods made with quality ingredients have more capabilities than just to … Continue reading

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Aching Joints Caused By Sugar

When I was just still a teenager I discovered something about myself, that if I drank too much soda pop it would make all of my joints hurt. I would get achey and all I had to do to get … Continue reading

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