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Angioplasty – do you really need one?

Angioplasties (stents) have saved hundreds of thousands of lives and have become a part of conventional or perhaps fashionable medical treatment. However, we are also a country where doctors over-prescribe to patients who demand excessive treatment. “A match made in heaven”, which unfortunately is where a lot of us end up, hopefully, but not too […]

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Antibiotics and the newborn’s health

Antibiotics have their purpose – for killing pathogenic bacteria and getting rid of infection in your body.  The problem is that antibiotics also attack good bacteria that we need to stay healthy. Science has not yet solved the problem to make antibiotics specific just for the pathogens. A new study at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital […]

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New FDA commissioner approved – what it means to health foods

  Dr. Scott Gottlieb   FDA Commissioner  (source of Photo CNN) The Senate just confirmed the approval this week of the newest FDA commissioner – Dr. Scott Gottlieb – a 44-year-old physician.  Many Senators and Congressmen voiced their concern that Dr. Gottlieb has extensive ties to the pharmaceutical industry. In advance of confirmation, Gottlieb expressed his […]

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Comparing Olive Leaf Extract brands

It is impossible to make a comparison with brands whose only contribution to their product is the design of their label. These days the product most often chosen for comparison is the Olive Leaf Extract.  However, the question we have is how do you compare competitors who purchase their extract from others, usually brokers of  […]

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Mass-market buying out health food companies

The health food industry has changed dramatically during the  last 25 years when Seagate first entered the industry. It used to be made up primarily of small companies that farmed and processed their own products. These days, very few health food companies process anything other than paperwork in their offices. During the the 1990’s the […]

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Olive Oil cheating update

Seagate previously posted on this subject in a May 2016, Olive Oil Industry Growth & Cheating. That article detailed the flow of olive oil from Italy into the U.S., over 110,000 tons/year, and how most of it was adulterated either with other vegetable oils, oils from North African and Eastern European countries, or 2nd press […]

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New Seagate Grape Crop

Fall is the season for grape harvesting in Baja California.  We have been fortunate this year that we have not had to deal with insect attacks and infestations nor very hot dry weather, as was the case during the summer of 2015.  As a result, the grapes are ripening and almost ready to harvest. This […]

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Angiogenesis of tumors, its history

New blood vessel growth in and around a tumor is important because it allows that tumor to keep on growing. Tumors, just like other parts of your body, require a blood supply that deliver nutrients and oxygen to the tumor and remove waste products.  Tumors grow by invading nearby tissue and by spreading throughout the […]

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Seagate’s New Olive Crop 2016

Since our last two seasons were poor years for olive trees and production was low, we are currently being quietly optimistic that this 2016 season breaks this cycle.  In 2015 we had a very very dry Spring marked by a round of “Santa Ana” winds in May — very hot dry winds that blow from […]

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