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Vegetarian, Diabetic-Friendly, and Good

November is national Diabetes Awareness Month. As part of AF&O's Blogging for a Cure effort, we offer vegetarian recipes to help Type II sufferers watch their weight, maintain their health, and have a somewhat traditional Thanksgiving feast. Read More »

Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser

Fast Food Nation has that greasy, delicious taste of muckraker ambience, but it is just too well written, too comprehensive, and too well researched to be tarred lightly with that label. Eric Schlosser delves deep into the history, practices and culture of America’s love-affair with fast food, and the lasting impact (both economic and otherwise) that the obsession creates. Schlosser’s ... Read More »

Pain Killer by Barry Meier

Politics play a critical role in how medical patients are treated. Cultural norms and the politics that implement those norms determine even what is considered a treatable medical condition in the first place. Nowhere has the politics of medicine been more evident over the last century than in the treatment of pain, as is made starkly clear in award-winning investigative ... Read More »

Amour Fou

How one psychiatrist got caught up in the dance of crazy love. Read More »

A Cure in the Offing?

Could a cure for insulin-dependent diabetes be on the horizon? Thanks to new research, a breakthrough may be closer than we thought. Read More »

Diabetic Recipe: Tasty, Healthy, Low-Fat

November is national Diabetes Awareness Month. As part of AF&Os Blogging for a Cure effort, we will present recipes to help Type II sufferers watch their weight, maintain their health, and enjoy terrific food. This time: Steak and Mushroom Soup. Read More »

Belly Busting

In Egypt, if you want to be a professional belly dancer, you had better be Egyptian. So says the nation's government, which has put a new rule into effect that bans foreign performers. Read More »

All Natural

It is a beautiful sunny, warm, summer-like day here in Canada’s preeminent city of Toronto. So I did what any sane or irrational person would do in these circumstances, I got like Nature intended me. Going down the street with the wind blowing through my hair (all of it), what a feeling. Swinging free and easy. Buck naked, marked down ... Read More »

A good idea that doesn’t go far enough

One of the reasons that pseudoscience gets a foothold in society is the lack of a crossable bridge between scientists and lay-people... They need to find a way to make a real bridge, one that invites understanding, not impedes it. Read More »

The New Brain

A neuropsychiatrist looks at technology and its influence on the modern mind. Read More »