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Raw Snacks and Treats – A Healthy Alternative to Junk Food!

Does chocolate fudge, lemon cheesecake or pineapple dessert cake sound tempting to you? Although your mouth may be watering at the thought, you may also be wary about all of the fat, sugar and lack of nutrition in desserts like these. However, what if you knew you could enjoy rich, delicious desserts without any guilt or extra pounds? The truth is, you can!

There are many ways to create unbelievably delicious treats with simple, all-natural, raw ingredients. Most people think that eating raw food limits them to nothing but salads and fruit. “I can’t get full on fruits and vegetables!” they say, but what they don’t realize is that raw food consists of much more than just leaves and carrot sticks! Nuts, seeds, dates, coconuts and nut butters are also raw and provide the substance that fills our bellies as well as the protein and fats that are needed for … Read More

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A Grand Time Now Past

Image taken at McFaddens castle in Upstate NY. The model is my cousin, who is also a very creative photographer.

This old castle was once a health resort in the 1800’s, a hospital for the metally insane after the war and purportedly a prison for German POW’s after WWII (I need to confirm all these facts, but this is information from people around the nearby town). The inspiration was a ghostly view into a time past and of a place of forgotten beauty, yet rigid social hierarchy… like that age, this building that once helped define that gilded age has crumbled from existence.

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Posted by minds_scape (Don) on 2011-09-04 18:11:03

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Medical Equipment – Development and History of Medical Equipment

At the doctor’s office, hospital, or clinic, patients rarely consider the medical equipment around them. Medical equipment is an integral part of diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy. Even the simplest physical exam can often require a variety of high-tech medical equipment.

In 15th century Europe, during and after the horrors of the bubonic plague, autopsies began to be performed at universities, and a primitive form of ‘scientific method’ began to take hold in the minds of the educated. Practical surgery and anatomy studies began. These curious medieval Europeans laid the foundation for modern science. They also laid the foundation for the well known process of identifying a problem, creating a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis by most importantly observing and experimenting; interpreting the data and drawing a conclusion.

Medical equipment prior to and even during the scientific revolution was based on classical Greek and Roman theories about science, which were not based … Read More

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