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Food Additives: What to Avoid

Food additives are substances added to processed foods to preserve flavor or enhance their taste and/or appearance. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently lists 3,000 food additives that are approved for food use. Some are labeled generally recognized as safe (GRAS), while some food additives may still threaten our health. There is really very… Read More

Carbohydrates: The Facts About Starches & Sugars

All carbohydrates provide the body with the fuel needed for physical activity, but not all carbs are equal. Learn why good carbs made from whole grains are healthier than bad carbs such as enriched white flour.   This short ebook takes a look at simple and complex carbohydrates, artificial sweeteners, the role of sugars, and… Read More

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Heart Disease: A Top Killer

Hundreds of thousand of people die each year from a heart attack or stroke making it one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. However, in most cases heart disease is preventable. Aside from genetic links to cardiovascular failure, habits and lifestyle account for the bulk of illnesses that strike individuals down as… Read More

Sugar: Sweet Toxicity

Sugar has been around for many generations. At one time, the cost of sugar was prohibitive for most inhabitants and used mostly by the rich. Today, sugar is commonplace and found in many foods like ketchup, salad dressing, and crackers, to name a few. In the 1970s, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was introduced as… Read More

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is exposure to a traumatic event where someone shows signs and symptoms of psychological or physiological impairment, which interferes with daily life. Someone who is experiencing the following: social avoidance, depression, anger, insomnia, an inability to concentrate, and other debilitating symptoms, could be suffering from PTSD.   PTSD is often… Read More

Water: The Essential Ingredient For Life

On Earth, 96.5% of the planet’s water is found in oceans and 71% of the Earth’s surface is vital for all known forms of life. We, ourselves are composed of 65% water. Previous civilizations have vanished from lack of water (due to droughts). Scientists in their search for life on other planets, check for the… Read More

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Ocean: Oceans of Information

This short eBook will examine some elements of Oceanography through questions an inquisitive young lady asks her date while at the beach; controversial topics like global warming, current sea level rise, and marine biology will be examined plus others of universal interest such as the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle, Mariana Trench, and Sargasso Sea… Read More

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Viruses: Pandemics Past & Present

Viruses are by far the most abundant biological entities on Earth and they outnumber all the others put together. There are millions of different types of viruses, although only about 5,000 have been described in detail. They infect all types of cellular life, including animals, plants, bacteria and fungi. Viruses are considered by some to… Read More

Addiction: Understanding Addictions

The word “Addiction” implies that an addict does not have any measure of control over his or her behavior. Can their behavior be modified through therapy, medication, and will-power? We will explore this question and more in this eBook.   This book covers the topic of addiction in a conversation between a Psychology student and… Read More

Smoking…How it Shortens Your Life

Everybody has heard about the dangers of smoking, but do smokers really know what they are inhaling? There are over 200 known substances in cigarette smoke, 45 of them are suspected carcinogens.   In other words, a smoker is willingly inhaling chemicals in their body that are known to cause Cancer, and other diseases including… Read More