The use of artificial dyes in food products has been a common practice since the days of ancient Egypt. As far back as 1500 B.C. substances such as red wine and mustard have been used to help improve the color of foods and fabrics, and the trade of such colors/herbs/dyes is a longstanding tradition. But…

The 3D Printing of Prosthetic Limbs and Organs – The Future of Medicine: According to the experts at 3dprintingindustry.com, “The earliest 3D printing technologies first became visible in the late 1980’s, at which time they were called Rapid Prototyping (RP) technologies. This is because the processes were originally conceived as a fast and more cost-effective…

- Top Cancer-Related Environmental Health Risks Explained – Nearly every day, we’re bombarded with unnatural amounts of radiation, micro-wave and UV rays, toxic chemicals, and artificial additives in foods which put us at risk for serious illnesses such as cancer. But how much does exposure to these items actually increase a person’s risk for developing…

The Best Part of Waking Up   Of all skin cancers, melanoma is by far the most severe form.  It develops in the melanocytes cells, which produce the pigment that gives our skin its color, or melanin.  The exact cause of all melanomas has not been found, however, exposing yourself to ultraviolet radiation from the…

Brain Dominance – The Right & Left Brain Hemispheres Have you ever heard someone refer to themselves as being either “right” or “left” brain dominant? If so, then you most likely know that right brainers consider themselves creative, while left brainers think of themselves as being skilled at either math or simple logic. Most of…

Dr. Oz and The Doctors Under Fire Television and the internet are some of the most powerful tools on the planet.  We receive almost all of our local and world news from these outlets, along with most of our health information.  According to Nielsen’s report, the average American will spend around five hours per day…

Struck by Lightning I would say being struck by lightning is not a common fear that people share, but that does not keep it from occurring. While being struck by lightning is not typically fatal, about 54 Americans on average were killed every year from 1981 to 2010.  Although there is still debate within the…

 Heterochromia: A Beautiful Mutation   Heterochromia is a mutation of the eye caused by too much or too little melanin or pigmentation in the iris.  Here is an example of genetic mutations in nature that are not entirely harmful, but in fact, quite beautiful.  The chances for it to occur in a human are about 6…

The Healing Power of Music Every culture that has ever existed on this planet has found a way to incorporate music into their lives, even something as simple as banging on a surface to produce a rhythm.  Music encapsulates the dance of the cosmos and enriches our lives with joyous memories, laughter, and even sorrow….

Exploration of the Imagination What is imagination?  Defined by Merriam-Webster, imagination is “The ability to imagine things that are not real: the ability to form a picture in your mind of something that you have not seen or experienced, or to think of new things.” It seems like the very idea of defining imagination is…