Cocaine-Local Anesthetic And Illegal Drug

Physicians learn about cocaine as a local anesthetic.  It was the first local anesthetic discovered in the 1800’s and it is the only naturally occurring local anesthetic (cocaine is derived from the leaves of the coca plant).  All other local anesthetics are synthetically derived. Local anesthetics belong to two groups: esters and amides.  The difference between these two…

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The Battle With Obesity: PART II

WHY DO WE OVER-EAT? Obesity continues to be a battle fought by many people today.  Despite the desire to lose weight, it remains a struggle for many to be consistent with healthy eating habits. Why? Somewhere along the line food became a drug.  Even worse, food took on the role in many instances of a comforter when we accidentally discovered that…

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The Battle With Obesity: PART I

THE BATTLE WITH OBESITY I have yet to meet an overweight person who is happy being overweight.  No one wants to be “fat”. Many overweight people feel they deserve to eat anything they want despite the fact that they may gain more weight.  After all, many people have the occasional ice cream or chocolate treat;…

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How Self-Destructive Are You?

Many people would quickly deny they are self-destructive.  Yet ask yourself one simple question: How many times have I done something that I knew was wrong for my health, my finances, and/or my spiritual well-being?  In any given day I am embarrassed to say that I am just as guilty as the next person of doing things that are detrimental…

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10 Healthy Habits To Develop

Get a minimum of 6 hours sleep at night.  Rest is essential for the body to stay healthy and recover from the daily stresses we cannot avoid. Drink a minimum of 8ozs of water for every hour that you are awake (unless there are medical reasons why you should not drink so much water). Our bodies are greater…

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A Closer Look At Nadal’s Habits

At first glance, Nadal’s habit of fixing his water bottles just so; tying his head band after vigorously shaking his head; tucking his hair behind his ears and adjusting his underwear prior to serving, may all seem to be rituals that he must perform because they impart some supernatural power to gain him victory.  On…

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