GLOBAL CONTEXT OF GLYPHOSATE USE AND MISUSE


For many, glyphosate conjures up images of vast industrial monocultures, genetically engineered crops, and huge global industries and corporations. But glyphosate in particular, as the world’s most widely used herbicide, has and continues to have many other applications, and its full impacts on human and environmental health are poorly understood. No matter on which side … Continue reading GLOBAL CONTEXT OF GLYPHOSATE USE AND MISUSE

Magnesium: Connecting Human and Planetary Health to the Stars


Our Elemental Origins It is easy for us humans, with our self-proclaimed superior intelligence over other species, and ability to innovate and exploit the natural world to our whims, to forget or ignore that we are in fact part of nature. This is not solely an existential statement, or even an acknowledgement of the dependency … Continue reading Magnesium: Connecting Human and Planetary Health to the Stars

Diabetes History


Ancient Egypt Bakery

Diabetes has been recognized as a medical problem for thousands of years. In Ancient Egypt a condition described by excessive urination, thirst and weight loss was described in hieroglyphics on papyrus; what today we would call type 1 diabetes. Astute physicians at the time prescribed diets of whole grains to limit the symptoms, a revelation modern researchers … Continue reading Diabetes History