Drugs and Side Effects

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If drugs only had the beneficial effects that they are designed for all would be well.  However, all drugs have what is commonly known as side effects.  According to Wikipedia, “In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary to the one intended; although the term is predominantly employed […]

Did Jack Lalanne Suffer From Orthorexia?

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Jack La Lanne passed away on January 23, 2011 at the ripe old age of 96 (This photo was taken when he was 71 years young!)  He is considered one of the pioneers of health and fitness and his legacy will hopefully live on for a very long time.  He was capable of incredible feats […]

The High Cost of Healthcare

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When it comes to saving our healthcare system and actually improving our collective health, no amount of money, insurance, doctors, new technology, drugs or Obamacare will be successful or save us from rising costs and disease.  Healthcare and health insurance costs continue to rise by almost 12% per year with many insurance premiums seeing even […]

FDA Panel Rejects Food-Dye Warnings

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Need another reason to avoid processed foods? On March 31, 2011 a Food and Drug Administration panel advised the FDA in an 8 to 6 vote that warning labels are not needed for a possible link between artificial food dye and hyperactivity in children.  They did state however that more studies need to be done. […]

Drinking Polluted Water

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In TurboCharged we advise people to drink more pure, plain water.  The specific daily recommendation depends on your current weight: 1 ounce for every 2 pounds of body weight.  This means that a woman weighing 100 pounds should consume a minimum of 50 ounces per day and even more if thirst is apparent.  A 200 […]