Withholding Fluids From Young Children…Child Abuse or School Compliance?

The Ultimate Price for Bathroom Use Kids Have to “Pay” to Use the Bathroom in School? I’ve always thought that eliminating waste was a human necessity and not an earned privilege; but it looks like schools across America have a different idea.  Texas – A second-grade teacher charges good-behavior “bucks” for bathroom visits.  Consequently a…

America…Fat, Dumb & Happy! How does it feel to be scammed…again?

I don’t know who coined the phrase “fat, dumb and happy” but it sure seems fitting to describe the American mentality when it comes to bottled water. In spite of so much opposition about bottled water; the business is booming.  Bottled water is the biggest seller in any grocery store and it occupies more square footage…

You Just THINK You Don’t Use Splenda! Think again!

People like sucralose—the artificial sweetener marketed as Splenda—because the human body can’t break it down and use it. That means the substance has almost no calories and makes it a popular ingredient in everything from cookies to diet sodas.  Unfortunately,  wastewater treatment plants can’t break down Splenda either.   Don’t look now but although flushing the toilet…

Lance Armstrong (and others)…Your Competitive Edge Was Right Under Your Nose!

It’s too bad that Lance Armstrong (and others before him) couldn’t have spoken with some other extraordinary athletes that know firsthand what it means to have a drug-free competitive edge.  People like Tiger Woods or  3 time weightlifting champion, Wade Lightheart or Magic Johnson or Jillian Michaels or Olympian ice skating medalist “Elvis“, or the last…

Earth Day? Seriously? How Do You Sleep At Night?

The average American spends $640 a year on bottled water.  Oddly the price of bottled water doesn’t fluctuate with the price of oil in spite of the fact that it takes 5 cups of oil to produce a single plastic bottle and God only knows how much oil it takes to ship filtered municipal water…

Drug Cartel or Just Another Consumer Rip-Off?

This sheds new light on the old cliche’  “that’s a tough pill to swallow”. This “pill” should make you choke! Did you ever wonder how much it costs a drug company for the active ingredient in your prescription medications? Some people think it must cost a lot  since many drugs sell for more than $5.00+…

Is Convenience Killing Your Children? Ask Mercola!

Mercola Headlines: “Worst Endocrine Disruptors Revealed AND They Could Be Raising Your Family’s Cancer Risk” Here are a few of the highlights: A number of common chemicals in your home and environment are known as endocrine disruptors, many of which are found in plastic products Endocrine-disrupting chemicals are similar in structure to natural sex hormones…

A Word From the Peanut Gallery…It’s Not That Simple

  As far as I’m concerned, food allergies can be officially added to the list of epidemic conditions in America.  When I was a child I didn’t know one single person with an allergy to peanuts.  We probably would all have starved to death without ample access to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Peanut butter…

“Evian” spelled backwards is “NAIVE”

It looks like the joke is on us.  We have had some very NAIVE drinking habits.  Here are some facts about bottled water that you may not know:  The majority of bottled water is just tap water with the chlorine removed.  No..it doesn’t come from some mysterious natural spring somewhere…that’s just good marketing The chemicals…