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The Salt Primer-What Is Kosher Salt?

By Mark Sunshine | Jan 11, 2021

It has been several decades since I used salt on a daily basis.  Other than knowing that salt makes tequila taste better, I have never given the popular seasoning much thought.  Unfortunately, there was a recent “cooking incident” where I suggested to my wife that we use Epsom salt rather than some sort of gourmet…

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What Do Sleep Apnea and Alzheimer’s Have In Common?

By Mark Sunshine | Jan 11, 2021

According to my wife and kids, I snore. I have never heard myself snore, but they say I snore. As reported by Medical News Today, this is very bad news because there is a high correlation between snoring and the development of dementia, including Alzheimer’s.  In post-mortem examinations of human brains, the part of the…

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A Breakthrough That Will Spare Women Unnecessary Mastectomies.

By Mark Sunshine | Dec 15, 2020

Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School have developed a new diagnostic procedure to distinguish recurrent breast cancer from non-recurring forms.  It is important that breast cancer is diagnosed early (stage 0) for this diagnostic procedure to be effective.    The test uses a computer program to recognize the difference between the two types…

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Bad News For Aging Couch Potatoes

By Mark Sunshine | Dec 14, 2020

I just read some awful news for aging couch potatoes like me.    Our ability to lose weight is not affected by age!! This is horrible because I have been using my creeping seniority as an excuse for lack of weight loss for most of my life.    I told my wife and kids that…

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Jehovah’s Witness and Cremation

By Mark Sunshine | Dec 12, 2020

Followers of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, i.e., Jehov ah’s Witnesses, are allowed to be cremated.  As discussed in the article, “What Does The Bible Say About Cremation?” “The Bible contains no specific direction on the practice of cremation. There is no Bible command regarding either burial or cremation of the dead.” In…

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A New Day For Low-Cost Dental Care.

By Mark Sunshine | Dec 11, 2020

Dentists Can Stop Tooth Decay In Minutes Without Using A Drill. Do you know anyone who likes going to the dentist to get their teeth drilled? I don’t.    As it turns out, for my entire life there has been a safe and effective alternative to arresting tooth decay that didn’t require a dental drill or pain. This…

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Are You Defrosting Your Food The Right Way?

By Mark Sunshine | Dec 11, 2020

According to WebMD I Have Been Doing It All Wrong! I have been married for 33 years, and for 33 years my wife has told me I was defrosting food the wrong way.   Of course, she wasn’t doing it the correct way either; but after 33 years I know better than to point that out.  WebMD…

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To Wash Or Not To Wash (Food), That Is The Question.

By Mark Sunshine | Dec 11, 2020

I never know whether to wash or not to wash food before cooking, and based upon the advice of WebMD, I have been getting it all wrong.   Why is food washing essential to get correct?  If you don’t want to ingest bacteria that make you sick, it is vital to get food washing right.   So, here…

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Finally, Real Progress In Killing HIV

By Mark Sunshine | Dec 11, 2020

Researchers Report That A Cure For HIV Maybe Near! More than 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV, and approximately 38,000 people contract it every year.  Worse, approximately 16,000 American’s die each year from the disease. While antiviral drugs can treat the disease and reduce the HIV viral load to undetectable levels, in the vast…

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