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Western Forests Hit with Plastic Precipitation

Leo Baekeland likely had no idea what he’d done when he dropped his invention into the global market in 1907. Bakelite, the very first mass-produced synthetic plastic, reconfigured the universe in a way no one had ever considered was possible.  Maybe he even thought his invention would prove beneficial for

The American Home is a Chemical Minefield

Open your cleaning supply closet and grab any bottle in there. 

Flip it over and read the list of chemicals contained.

Do you recognize any of those names?

And if you don’t recognize the names, is it remotely possible that you know how those chemicals are affecting you?

Why Amazon Prime is the Kiss of Death for Environmentalism

Most of us (around 100 million, at least) know how much we’re willing to pay for thoughtless convenience — about $120 a year. 

That’s what Amazon charges for its Prime service at last count. In case you’ve been untouched by the creepy, instant, and isolating reach of Prime’s witchy long-reaching fingers,

The Secret Chemicals in Fast Food and What They’re Doing To You

You don’t need a scientist to tell you that fast food is not a healthy choice. Empty calories? Check.  Heavy in trans fat, light in nutrition? Check.  The exact opposite of mindful and grateful eating? Check. But it’s important to understand that not only is fast food not good for

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Diet and Nutrition

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Wellness

Understanding the Role of Inflammatory Signaling in Immune Responses

The immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against foreign invaders, such as bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. One of the key players in this system is the inflammatory response, which is a type of immune response that helps

How to NOT get divorced with Sarah Intelligator

Meet Sarah Intelligator Sarah is the author of “Live, Laugh, Find True Love: A Step-By-Step Guide to Dating and Finding a Meaningful Relationship, By a Divorce Attorney”. Raised by a mother who has practiced Family Law for almost thirty years, and still practices, Sarah feels as though she has been

It’s time for a Gut Check with Dr Steven Gundry

Meet Dr Steven Gundry Dr. Steven Gundry MD, Heart Surgeon, New York Times Bestseller, Host of The Dr. Gundry Podcast. Dr. Steven Gundry is one of the world’s top cardiothoracic surgeons and a pioneer in nutrition. He hosts top-rated health show, The Dr. Gundry Podcast, is the Founder and Director

Beating Alzheimer’s – A Proven Path with Dr Dale Bredesen

Meet Dr Dale Bredesen Dale Bredesen, MD, received his undergraduate degree from Caltech and his medical degree from Duke University. He served as resident and chief resident in neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and as postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Professor Stanley Prusiner.

Could Bringing Back Victory Gardens Pull Your Family Through Covid-19?
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Gardening

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Gut Health​

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Fitness

Physical Signs You’re Emotionally Overwhelmed

The health industry in the Western world is one of the strongest profit machines ever invented. Thanks to Nixon’s 1973 Health Maintenance Organization act, doctors, health insurance companies, clinics, and hospitals could begin to function for profit… And the diagnosis game was never the same.  Privatizing pharmaceuticals meant that emphasis

Physical Fitness to Get Your Gut Health in Gear

A lot can happen in 42 days.

Habits form, people fall in love, zucchinis grow. 

And according to recent research, the bacteria in the gut microbiome changes after only 42 days — or six weeks — of exercise. That’s without changing your diet, medication, or anything else. 

A burgeoning field of study, the

Caveman Skills Just as Relevant Now as Then

The more we’ve moved humanity indoors, automated our skills away, and gotten our experience of the world filtered and sent to us through screens…

The more we’ve lost touch with some of the vital skills cavemen and prehistoric men learned in order to survive.

We’re only able to tell an automated device

What Does Everyone Mean When They Say “Water Weight”?

It’s one of those expressions commonly misapplied as a balm to soothe frustrated dieters, sodium lovers, exercise fanatics, or health gurus.  But when it comes down to defining it, most people are at something of a loss.  Is it good? Is it bad? Aren’t we basically made of water – why

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Mental health

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Sleep

Does Your Sleeping Position Affect Your Digestion? Answers Inside…

During our waking hours, we’re told to consider our posture. Our form when we’re exercising. How we lounge when we’re watching TV.

We’re told that it’s vital to concern ourselves with our spinal alignment, that we can seriously injure ourselves if we’re not careful, and that anything from the functioning of

Struggling to Sleep Without Western Aids? Hear from the East

If you’re worried and you can’t sleep…  Have a nightcap to unwind! Take some cough medicine. Eat a second helping. Pace the hallway. Squeeze your eyes shut. Give your social media one final scroll. Right? For a need that all humanity has in common, there are some pretty common misconceptions

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Relationships​

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Finance

Dip Your Toes into Personal Finance with HYSAs

Burning the candle at both ends may temporarily add to your bottom line. But you’re working hard, not smart. 

And since you hear so much in the news about recessions, crashes, corrections, bear markets, post-pandemic economies…

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Dr. Pedram Shojai

NY Times Best Selling author and film maker. Taoist Abbot and Qigong master. Husband and dad. I’m here to help you find your way and be healthy and happy. I don’t want to be your guru…just someone who’ll help point the way. If you’re looking for a real person who’s done the work, I’m your guy. I can light the path and walk along it with you but can’t walk for you.