What to Do When Lightning Strikes

Getting struck by lightning is one of those things you think won’t happen to you. Cancer is also one of those things you think won’t happen to you, yet cancer is common. Between the two, you’re about 3,000 times more likely to get cancer,which makes getting struck by lightning seem extremely unlikely. But it actually isn’t all that uncommon. While the earth is under constant … Continue reading What to Do When Lightning Strikes

Eating Around Dietary Restrictions During the Holidays

When people think of the holidays, three things often come to mind: family, blessings, and food. For some, the holidays are an opportunity to relax and indulge in homemade meals, but for those with dietary restrictions, the holidays can create stress. Rather than showing up to a family gathering on an empty stomach, ready for not one but two loaded plates of everything on the … Continue reading Eating Around Dietary Restrictions During the Holidays

Trip to the Top

Chad Persing doesn’t just move mountains. He climbs them. And one of the tallest peaks in America is no exception. On July 25, he loaded a 51-pound backpack behind him and headed into a challenge much bigger than his usual trails of North Georgia, which grew to be some 2,000 miles away. After approximately 15 hours and 11 miles of hiking, Persing stood next to … Continue reading Trip to the Top

Meat Versus Meat Substitutes

As more people adopt vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, the question of whether plant-based diets are healthier than meat-based ones comes into play. While some may argue that plantbased diets are better for health, that’s not necessarily true. Tofu Made from curdled soymilk, tofu’s ingredients have previously been linked to health risks. It contains phytoestrogens — an isoflavone — and goitrogens, which have been known to … Continue reading Meat Versus Meat Substitutes