Is Organic Worth the Hype and Money?

What Does Organic Mean? If you see the “USDA Organic” or “Certified Organic” seal on your food, the item must have an ingredients list that is 95-percent or more certified organic, meaning free of synthetic additives like pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and dyes. It must also not be processed using industrial solvents, irradiation, or genetic engineering, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The remaining 5 … Continue reading Is Organic Worth the Hype and Money?

Stay Safe While Making S’mores

There’s nothing better than curling up by a fire on a crisp, fall evening with family and friends and eating a round of s’mores. Fire pits or outdoor fireplaces are among the most popular design features for outdoor living spaces. With those cool designs comes responsibility, though. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, at least 5,300 injuries related to fire pits were treated in … Continue reading Stay Safe While Making S’mores

180-Degree Turn on Life 

The Sterling Bariatric Center in Moultrie, Georgia, essentially reshapes individual’s lives through gastric sleeve surgery in which a majority of the stomach is surgically cut and removed. Matthew Cavin, a 32-year-old systems administrator at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, was one of those individuals whose life was changed by the decision to do the procedure. Dr. Howard Melton was the physician on the case, and Cavin … Continue reading 180-Degree Turn on Life 

So Sweet, but Ow! My Teeth!

Cavities cause pain when eating or drinking something cold, but how do they start? A commonly thought answer is sugar, but that’s not the real reason. According to Carifree, sugar is not what causes tooth decay; cavity-causing bacteria is, while sugar is just the fuel. The larger your consumption of sugar, the more enamel demineralizing acid that bacteria spews out. These bacteria are not much … Continue reading So Sweet, but Ow! My Teeth!