I've been dining out for 14 years on my tale of flying through the eye of Hurricane Floyd with the famed USAF Hurricane Hunters. I have met my match.A couple of weeks back Christian D'Andrea reached out to me, asking if I'd care to test drive his "Soldier Fuel" energy bars, an all-natural, zero trans-fat performance bar featured in the official US Special Operations Forces Nutrition guide. Why not?Long story short, the bars—chocolate and peanut butter—tasted 1,000 times better than I expected and, more important, helped me kick the ass of each one of those old women who regularly wipe the tennis court with me. Hah!When I got back to D'Andrea to thank him, he mentioned he was also a filmmaker, and had himself recently flown with the Hurricane Hunters as part of a documentary series for The Weather Channel. When he told me his story about his near death experience flying through Hurricane Rafael, I knew it was time to put away my Floyd yarn and admit that his is not only more … [Read more...] about In The Eye Of A Hurricane—Literally
How the eye works
As a magazine devoted to men, we try to provide you with the most extensive penis news coverage on the internet. If it happened to a wang, or effects your ding-dong in some way, we'll tell you about it.. But sometimes penis stories slip through the cracks.Here's the schlong news you may've missed this week.The First Penile Transplant Will Make You Think about Your DadRemember back in the dark ages, when if you lost a penis, either to a botched circumcision or a crazed girlfriend with cutlery, the doctors would just shrug and say, "Sorry about that. I guess you don't have a penis anymore." That's so February of 2015!But today, we're living in an age of medical marvels, where losing a penis doesn't mean you can't get another one.(Not to toot our own horn or anything, but we predicted that this day was coming back in October, when we told you that Lab-Grown Penises Aren't Science Fiction Any More.)A 21 year old kid in South Africa, who'd lost his penis during an especially inept … [Read more...] about You Can’t Sue a Male Stripper If His Pecker Pokes You in the Eye: The Week In Penises
James Joyce wrote Ulysses, his most popular and critically acclaimed work, during his battle against glaucoma. The year was 1922, and Joyce received the cutting-edge treatment of the time: leeching. Alas, the little bloodsuckers failed to cure his condition. So his doctors decided to go the surgical route, which, in the early part of the 20th century, meant carving out an iris. It was enough to drive a man insane, and it just may have. (See Finnegans Wake.) Lucky for you, a lot has changed in eye care over the past 82 years. For one thing, iridectomies have fallen out of favor. But even though lasers have replaced leeches, more than 100,000 people still suffer vision loss or go blind every year. So what gives? "I think we tend to view chronic conditions like cancer and heart disease as more important because they can kill us," says Gerald McGwin, Ph.D., a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Alabama school of medicine. "Nobody dies from cataracts or glaucoma--they're … [Read more...] about Easy on the Eyes
(Natural News) The public relations arm of the biotech industry needs one thing — for consumers to believe in the safety of GMOs and agrochemicals. They want consumers to trust biotech experiments, even though they have tortured human health throughout history. Agent Orange, DDT, dioxin, saccharin, PCBs, aspartame, polystyrene, and glyphosate all pose severe health risks.This is why corporations such as Monsanto pay professors to travel, write, and speak on behalf of their genetically modified organisms and agrochemicals. The biotech industry also organizes conferences to indoctrinate journalists and scientists on how to best promote GMOs and agrochemicals. As the carcinogenic composition of agrochemicals such as glyphosate is revealed, the biotech industry only seeks to control the media narrative going forward. Real, critical thinking and scientific oversight are not allowed; dogma and coercion guide policy and perception of GMOs.If they cannot control a journalist or … [Read more...] about GMO HUCKSTERS: How the biotech industry controls the media narrative and smears anti-GMO activists
Amoxicillin is a widely-used antibiotic drug. It belongs to the penicillin group of drugs and is prescribed to treat certain infections that are caused by bacteria. It can also be used alongside other medications to treat stomach ulcers caused by H. pylori infection. In the United States (U.S.), its brand names include Larotid, Amoxil, DisperMox, Moxilin, and Trimox. Amoxicillin belongs to a group of drugs called the penicillins. They originate from a form of fungi called Penicillium fungi. Penicillins are antibiotic drugs. They are used to treat infections caused by bacteria and to eliminate the bacteria. Amoxicillin fights bacteria and stops them from growing by preventing them from forming cell walls. This kills the bacteria and eventually eradicates the infection. Amoxicillin and other antibiotics are not known to be effective against viral infections, such as colds and flu. As an antibiotic, amoxicillin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Conditions that amoxicillin … [Read more...] about Amoxicillin: What is it and how does it work?
Penicillins are a group of antibiotics used to treat a large range of bacterial infections. They are derived from Penicillium fungi and can be taken orally or via injection. Penicillin has saved millions of lives since its initial discovery. In 2010, more than 7.3 billion standard units of penicillin (pill, capsule, or ampoule) were consumed, worldwide. The penicillins were the first antibacterial drugs used by doctors, and they attack a wide range of bacteria. Penicillin's discovery and consequent manufacture have changed the face of medicine. The discovery of penicillin's antibiotic powers is attributed to Alexander Fleming. The story goes that he returned to his laboratory one day in September 1928 to find a Petri dish containing Staphylococcus bacteria with its lid removed. The dish had become contaminated by blue-green mold. He noted that there was a clear ring surrounding the mold where the bacteria had been inhibited from growing. This … [Read more...] about Penicillin: How Does Penicillin Work?
eye stye (sty) resembles a pimple or a bump on the inside or outside of your eyelid. A stye occurs when an oil gland from the eyelid gets infected, generally as a result of a staphylococcal bacteria eye infection. Our bodies are covered with “good” bacteria, but under certain conditions, the bacteria can feast on debris and dead cells, resulting in a stye. There are a few other factors that can contribute to a stye: Using old eye makeup or improper removal of eye makeup Poor eye hygiene (i.e. not washing your hands and then putting in contact lenses) Hormonal changes Stress External stye: An external stye can appear as a small pimple next to the eyelash—this “pimple” will eventually swell and become painful. It can last for several days before it bursts and subsequently heals. Internal stye: An internal stye can be found on the underside of the eyelid. It can also swell and become painful. Once the infection passes, the internal stye will simply … [Read more...] about Home Remedies for a Stye in the Eye
Since an eye rash is a very specific symptom, it usually indicates one of a small handful of possible culprits. As with most forms of skin irritation or inflammation, the problem may just be allergies or a similar irritant. An eye rash could also indicate a condition such as dermatitis or eczema. The worst case, of course, is a viral or bacterial infection. Given how the severity of each cause can vary, it’s important to arm yourself with information so that you don’t overestimate (or underestimate) what your eye rash might be from. Whether the rash around eyes is in children or adults, the causes normally fall into one of the following categories: 1. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Eczema on face or around the eyes is not the most common way this skin condition presents itself, but it’s far from unheard of. As a chronic condition, eczema can wax and wane over time and sufferers can experience periodic flare-ups or even perpetual but mild symptoms. Eczema is a … [Read more...] about Rash around the Eyes: Causes and Natural Treatments
If you are one of those people who get those dark circles—and no matter how much rest you get, they never seem to disappear—you will definitely want to read ahead. There are a number of reasons why you may get those dark circles under your eyes. Some of those reasons may surprise you. 1. Lack of sleep or fatigue The most common reason for those dark circles is a lack of sleep or just being run down and tired. 2. Too much rest Believe it or not, you can also get those dark circles by oversleeping. 3. Genetics You may have noticed that your mother or father may have those dark circles all the time, and now you have them as well. That could be because you got them from one or both of your parents as the dark circles can be hereditary. Stress, like sleep deprivation, is a simple way to cause these dark circles. 5. Thin skin under your eyes You may just have thinner skin under your eyes than other people do. That allows the blood vessels under your eyes … [Read more...] about How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under the Eyes: 10 Home Remedies
Human beings receive more than 90 percent of their information through the eyes. The trend towards natural health to deal with today’s ailments is garnering increased attention in the western world. Improving your eyesight naturally is possible if you experience myopia, hyperopia or have an astigmatism. Before we dive into natural therapies for eye care improvement we will outline the most common vision problems affecting people today. How the Eye Works A quick anatomy lesson for those of you non doctors out there, the surface of the eye is called the cornea and behind it is the lens that focuses light. The aqueous humour is the transparent gel like substance that gives the eye its shape. The retina focuses information from the optical nerve to your brain enabling you to see. Myopia Nearsightedness or the correct medical term myopia is the most common ailment affecting people with poor vision. The cause of nearsightedness is when the eyeball is more elongated than round, or … [Read more...] about Improve Your Eyes Naturally