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Magic, Mastic Gum by Lucky V. Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Sep 2011 4:00pm Mastic gum supplements continue to grow in popularity but many people still wonder about this ancient Greek remedy. What is mastic gum and what are its benefits? Mastic gum (Pistacia lentiscus) is a natural resin from the Pistacia lentiscus tree, which is cultivated for its aromatic resin, mainly on the Greek island of Chios. Mastic gum i ... Read on »
Mastication is Good for You by Jennifer S. Posted Wed 19 Aug 2009 3:08pm Your Mother was right when she told you to chew your food. Our stomachs do not come with teeth. The mechanical and chemical digestion process actually begins in your mouth. Saliva contains enzymes that break down some of the chemical bonds that connect the simple sugars that comprise starches. The first stage of fat digestion also begins ... Read on »
El Masticator: Making My First Vegetable Juice by Love Healthy Living Posted Sun 06 Mar 2011 2:09pm If you follow me on Twitter , you know how excited I was last week about the delivery of my juicer! My Twitter friends thought it was funny that I called my juicer “the masticator.” It arrived Thursday and I finally made it to the store yesterday to get the appropriate ingredients. I knew for sure that I wanted to juice kale, but I relied ... Read on »
Masticate more or Momma said "chew your food". by Barefoot Angie Bee Posted Tue 19 Jul 2011 1:14pm   On a barefoot run with Jaymon a while back we stopped to eat some dates after a couple of hours.  Dates are a great way to get some quick calories.  Jaymon said "make sure and chew them up until they are liquid".   In this context it made perfect sense that the more I chew the faster and more efficiently the sugars and nutrients would get i ... Read on »
Have you Masticated Today? by Sarah B. Posted Tue 01 Jan 2008 12:00am I’m talking about chewing! When did we all stop eating mindfully and actually using our teeth? These days it’s hard to find time to eat, let alone do it “properly” so I thought it would be a good idea to remind us all why chewing is so important to our health and how to get back to masticating like we should. Chewing your food properly ... Read on »
Masticating by elizabeth Posted Sat 22 Feb 2014 8:23pm Colleges are eschewing their very purpose — to educate people — so they can attempt to become finishing schools for yuppies or discount degree mills.Matthew Saccaro    As I continue to whack weeds and forge a new path for Oliver, I am constantly mulling over the state of education, too, for Henry -- will he stay motivated and interest ... Read on »
U.S. Threatened by Leaky Ducks! by Energy Efficiency Posted Mon 25 Apr 2011 1:15pm One of the DOE building experts I worked with back in the early 1990s stated that a major energy problem facing the nation was leaking ducts (although it sure sounded like "ducks"). He was referring, of course, to the ductwork that most of our homes have to distribute the hot air in winter and air conditioned air in summer throughout the house. ... Read on »
Secretary Chu's Weatherization Op-Ed in the Huffington Post by US Dept of Agriculture Posted Thu 29 Oct 2009 9:00pm (Washington, DC) - Today, the Huffington Post Published an Op-Ed from U.S. Energy Secretary Chu in honor of National Weatherization Day. The text of the Op-ed is below: Weatherization: Saving Money by Saving Energy Published: October 30, 2009 in the  Huffington Post I've always been a bit of an ... Read on »
Treating Common Warts: Duct Tape Wins by Ben L. Naturopathic Doctor Posted Fri 26 Jun 2009 5:31pm 1 Comment I have heard this a million times. Now that I know how to access research quickly and effectively, I have found that a research study proving this exists! Cryotherapy - basically freezing off common warts with liquid nitrogen. This works by killing off the blood supply to the area thus depriving the pesky wart of nutrients. Without nutrients, ... Read on »
Fun with the nasolacrimal duct by Brad W. Medical Student Posted Tue 28 Oct 2008 9:46pm Mehmet Yilmaz snorts milk up his nose and squirts it out of his eye in a bid to set a new world record in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004. Yilmaz squirted the milk 2 m 79.5 cm, surpassing the existing world record of 2 m 61 cm. (AP/Osman Orsal) Many people have anatomical tricks that can break the ice at cocktail parties - making a ... Read on »