Where did the Moon come from?

By J. Richard Gott The standard theory for the origin of the Moon is that a Mars-sized planet (named Theia) collided with the Earth about 4.5 billion years ago, and that the splash debris formed the Moon. This theory can explain why the Earth and Moon have identical oxygen isotope abundances (as discovered by the

UFOs: Believe or Not?

Global warming. Species extinction. The end of fossil fuels. Without doubt, there are plenty of problems to cause you to sweat and fret if you’re concerned about our planet’s near-future. But how about adding this to your plate: alien invasion. Sure, it happens regularly in the movies, but what if it’s for real. One-third of

Stamina Electronic Stepper

If you’re looking for a first rate cardio workout machine that takes up almost no room at all, this great little electronic stepper is just the thing. Are you limited in space but still want a great cardiovascular workout? Look no further than the Stamina InStride electronic stepper. This machine offers a footprint of only

Weight Loss Steps

When you’re committed to losing weight and are ready to get started, its worth knowing that there are really only 4 basic weight loss steps that you need to know that are crucial to your success. They are: Belive you can lose weight Define the amount of weight to lose and timeframe to lose it

Drinking Green Tea to Lose Weight

There are many extras you can include in any healthy, well balanced diet that, when combined with a regular exercise plan can really boost your personal weight loss expectations. One of these, which has only relatively recently exploded onto the scene, is drinking tea to lose weight. What is so special about it? Let’s take a

Cholesterol Causes and Treatment

Hypercholesterolaemia (cholesterol excess) A yellow/white fatty substance called cholesterol is responsible for a large proportion of the heart attacks, strokes circulatory problems and kidney disease in the Western world. Yet cholesterol is essential for the normal functioning of the human body. It is responsible for cementing cells together, is a major constituent of bile and

My Training

I have the highest regard for The Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I honed my craft and gained highly expert knowledge and experience in health and nutrition counseling.  The driving philosophy of IIN is to create a change in the world for the better.  Guiding people to be their best in health and life.  This

Could Daytime Sleepiness Be A Warning Sign For CVD?

A French study, published in the journal Stroke, has reported that sleepiness during waking hours may increase your chances of dying. The study looked at 8269 subjects over the age of 65. Even after adjusting for other risk factors, including age, gender, body mass index and previous cardiovascular disease, subjects who reported excessive day time

Is There Gluten in Wheatgrass?

Is there gluten in wheatgrass? I have celiac disease [gluten intolerance] and have found a lot of green food supplement products that say they are gluten free but they have wheatgrass or barley grass in the ingredients lists. Are these products really gluten free? I don’t know if I should be risking it. This is

No Pain, No Gain

The evidence, both actual and anecdotal, started as a trickle, lately has seemed like a flood. I know, it’s been the case since the dawn of time: each generation of adults laments the laziness and softness of each new generation of kids, saying stuff like: “Why, there, you whippersnapper, in my day I walked three

Marriage Stress: You Take Him– and Go Away!

A couple of posts on this site generated quite a few comments recently, and I wanted to add a few of my own. Specifically on a couple of paragraphs with Stephanie Coontz, who recently published an op-ed piece in the New York Times about the impact of kids on marriage: “First, when a couple enters

Comedy of Remarriage: Romcoms of Yesterday

These days, in Hollywood, the romantic comedy, aka “romcom,” is mostly about people hovering around the age of thirty who haven’t “hooked up” yet. And since they tend to be written by men and women around that age, the hijinks can be pretty sophomoric, jejeune, and– well, from my POV, downright dull. The verbal interplay: