"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." -Robert Frost Well, here we are, at the end of the week, and you know what that means: another Ask Ethan column! This week, I've been asked about the same thing by many different people, so I'll credit it to Patrick E. and Matt T., who want to know: I'm curious to hear your take on this: the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics applied to the origin of life. For those of you who haven't heard, this is what they're talking about. Image credit: Richard A. Cunha, Thereza A. Soares, Victor H. Rusu, Frederico J.S. Pontes, Eduardo F. Franca and Roberto D. Lins. We've long known that the Universe didn't start out with anything resembling life. Forget about complex, multicellular, highly differentiated creatures like mammals, angiosperms and insects; immediately after the Big Bang, the Universe didn't even have atoms in it! But out of that incredibly hot, dense soup of primordial matter and … [Read more...] about Ask Ethan #21: Why does life exist?
0 View Comments February is a time when you think of your loved ones. What can bring more joy into their lives? Is it a box of chocolate? A drive through the mountains? Listening ears and open arms? For individuals with life-limiting illnesses, perhaps the best gift is supportive care services. Supportive care, also known as palliative care, is a newer field of medicine that focuses on serious illness. It offers extra support to patients in managing symptoms, and addresses the stresses or fears involved when facing a life-limiting illness. “These services are provided through a team — patients work with a core support system of a physician, social worker and nurse, but may also utilize pharmacists, chaplains and other professionals to focus on their whole person rather than just their medical diagnosis,” said Melanie Stickrath, MD, a board-certified hospice and palliative medicine physician at Kaiser Permanente’s Briargate Medical Offices in Colorado … [Read more...] about Supportive care brings relief to patients with life-limiting illnesses
PUBLISHED: 07:00 04 December 2017 Matthew Clemenson A still from the NHS England film about BHRUT's Daisy Scheme. Photo: BHRUT Archant The trust which runs Queen’s Hospital has been recognised by NHS England as a nationwide example of how end of life care should be administered. A new short film by NHS England highlights Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust (BHRUT)’s Daisy scheme, which has helped staff at the Rom Valley Way hospital recognise which patients are nearing the end of their lives. An image of the flower is placed near the patient’s bed, on bags for their relatives to take their belongings home, and on mortuary trolleys, as an indication to staff across the hospitals, so they know some extra care and attention would be hugely welcomed. It has proved such a success, with positive feedback from patients and their families, that it attracted the attention of NHS England, which worked with the trust to create a short film … [Read more...] about Queen’s Hospital trust earns recognition from NHS England for ‘transformative’ end of life care
Sunday, April 01, 2018 by: S.D. Wells Tags: All-natural, badcancer, badfood, badhealth, BHT, EDTA, expeller pressed, food marketing, food supply, gluten free, GMO, gras, groceries, ingredients, pasteurize, processed food, sodium benzoate, toxic foods (Natural News) There’s a good reason why organic food spoils more quickly than processed food. Junk science has come a long way in the past 30 to 40 years, and to the demise of most Americans. What Big Food calls additives and preservatives “add” shelf life to foods while subtracting “real life” years from those who consume them. From GMOs to HFCS, binge-eating Americans stuff their faces with just about anything and then brag about some “health care plan” they get through their job, only to find out the hard way that chemical-based drugs also shorten lifespans, by adding lab-created chemicals to the food they eat, thus mutating and suffocating cells, and clogging arteries. So, when it comes … [Read more...] about Top 11 “buzz words” and phrases Big Food uses to fool consumers into thinking processed foods are healthy
Modern medicine has gone a long way in helping extend the average life expectancy, but that doesn’t mean we should all sit back and wait for the next miracle drug to extend our lives. There are things that you can do on a daily basis to stay fit and healthy, all of which may prevent you from having to visit the doctor or take medications too often. It all begins with eating right and making sure that you get some exercise along the way. Your body needs fuel in order to operate properly, but you can hurt yourself by putting the wrong things in. Sugary snacks and processed foods will not only make you gain weight, they will result in sugar crashes that leave you feeling tired and sluggish throughout the day. It’s fine to have a little treat every now and again, but you should really try to eat healthy foods as often as possible. It’s also a good idea to only eat when you actually feel hungry. Habitual eating can lead to you getting more calories than you actually need. … [Read more...] about Improve Your Chances of Living a Long and Healthy Life