Bayer’s Helping Kill off Our Bee Population. Here’s Why You Should Be Extremely Worried and Doing Something About It Now.
Bayer is a $50bn German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company. It recently acquired Monsanto for $66bn (sellers of the cancer causing herbicide ‘Round Up’), creating some would argue an Environmental marriage made in Hell. Bayer has been around for over 100 years and has produced a vast array of pharmaceuticals from the life saving Aspirin, to the life taking Zyklon […]
Some Nashville Gems for You to Visit
Leslie Losey, Executive Director of Avohealth Wellness Partners suggests any of these four Nashville historic places should be on everyone’s list to visit. As Nashville continues to blossom, it is easy to lose sight of the original landmarks and inhabitants that made the city the gem that it is today. From musicians to art, Nashville has […]
Just What Is ‘Functional Medicine’ and How Can It Help You?
Natural remedies and alternative medicine are nothing new, but they’re definitely becoming more popular. A couple decades ago, people might have thought aromatherapy, acupuncture and cupping were strange, but people are trying them now—and seeing results, too. Emily Cardel (pictured) spoke to three local Functional Medicine practitioners to get a deeper look into the Functional […]
How to Heal Yourself
“The U.S. spends more on health care than any other country, but what we get for these significant resources falls short in terms of access to care, affordability, and coordination,” said Commonwealth Fund President Dr. David Blumenthal. Is there a way that we can take charge of our health without always relying on external help? […]
CBD Oil Case Study
Martha (name changed) is a 90 year old diabetic who has dealt with skin conditions and chronic pain for quite some time. Her daughter was interested in using CBD (cannabidiol) for Martha for pain as well as her skin issues. She consulted with Martha’s internist who was very positive about Martha using the CBD oil […]
Collagen: An Overview
Our friends from Perfect Keto created a collagen guide that we are excited to share with you! Check it out below! Over the past decade, the trend of products packed with collagen has seen immense growth. Science has proven again and again the wonders of this protein that glues the human body together. From supporting […]
Bayer Is Suing *Europe* for Saving the Bees
Bayer, BASF and Syngenta are suing the European Commission to overturn a ban on the pesticides that are killing millions of bees around the world. A huge public push won this landmark ban — and we can’t sit back and let Big Pesticide overturn it while the bees vanish. The UN sounded the alarm bells: Unless […]
Your Next Ice Cream Destination
Bobbie’s Dairy Dip Talk about a Nashville classic! Bobbie’s Dairy Dip has been in operation since 1951. Located in West Nashville, this little shack does not disappoint. Website The Pied Piper Creamery Located in the heart of East Nashville, the Pied Piper Creamery offers a wide selection of handmade ice cream in a charming and family friendly […]
How the First Ever Marijuana-Derived Pharmaceutical Changed One Boy’s Fight With Epilepsy
According to an article on NPR.org, “the first prescription medication extracted from the marijuana plant is poised to land on pharmacists’ shelves this fall. Epidiolex, made from purified cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound found in the cannabis plant, is approved for two rare types of epilepsy.“ At just four years old, Sam Vogelstein was diagnosed with one […]
Plastic Surgeons Say “Snapchat Dysmorphia” Is a Nationwide Trend
Plastic surgeons are seeing more and more patients come in with ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’. According to an article on thehill.com, “people have been asking doctors to make them look more like the heavily filtered or edited versions of themselves popularized on smartphone apps like Snapchat and Instagram.” Read the full story here.
The Benefits of Yoga
CAUTION: Yoga has been known to cause extreme happiness. As a practicing “yogi” aka someone who does yoga, I can attest to this statement. Yoga challenges your body into additional flexibility and increases in muscle tone and strength. Breathing becomes easier and more efficient (who even knew there was a “more efficient” way to breathe!) […]
How This Town of 392 People Received 9 Million Pain Killers in Just Two Years
If you want to know how the opioid epidemic spiraled out of control, it’s hard to do better than this statistic: Between 2006 and 2016, out-of-state drug companies shipped nearly 21 million opioid painkillers to two pharmacies in Williamson, West Virginia, population 2,900. Over the same period, the number of opioid deaths in the US doubled to […]