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The Health Benefits of Smoking

By Dr. Garrett Smith? First, since we are going to discuss tobacco in this article, let me start with what I’m talking about. I am talking about real, organic, additive-free tobacco, the kind you need to do a bit of searching for. I am NOT talking about the chemical-laden cigarettes that are available all around us. The two are about as comparable health-wise as farmer’s market...

Laughter and Health

By Julia Gumm The word ?humor? comes from the ancient Greeks. It refers to the practice of ?humoral medicine,? a school of thought that proceeded from the notion that the four fluids or ?humors? of the body, in balance or not, were responsible for the ups and downs of human health. These four humors and their corresponding organs and elements were black bile (gallbladder, earth), blood (liver,...

Swine Flew

And so it is revealed, my girlfriend’s very clever Halloween costume idea ? Swine Flew. No, you won’t catch me getting vaccinated. Sleep well, eat well, spend some time on your feet out in the sun ? and you’ve got little to worry about. Then you can make fun of the paranoid mask-wearers and H1N1 vaccine-beggars  and the Pepsi-guzzling chip eaters that actually get this...