Given current events, I thought it would be appropriate to dig up my old copy of The Great Influenza. It was an amazing read when I read it for a college course. In thinking about our current state of world shutdown, I thought it would be a good review, and I realized I should tell the rest of you about it. Continue reading
With the recent outbreak of another infectious virus, and the expanded coverage of the spread as it is unfolding, it seems basic supplies such as hand sanitizer are sold out in many stores. But making your own hand sanitizer is easier than pie. Literally. Continue reading
Are there any natural and safe preservatives to use?
Since publishing part I
and part II
of this series, I’ve had an overwhelming response for wanting to know when part III would be out. It took longer than expected as there are thousands of chemicals out there, and safety data for only a few. But safety alone is not enough. What’s the point of adding an ingredient if it doesn’t do the job it was intended to do? So research had to be done twice, once for safety, and once for efficacy.
As laws change to allow health conscious consumers more knowledge about what's in consumer products, so do the unintended consequences, such as with California's Prop 65 warning requirements. Prop 65 started with good intentions, but as with many other things in the marketplace, has gotten turned upside down, resulting in some unexpected and unfortunate outcomes, especially for supplement manufacturers. Continue reading