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Category Archives: Richard’s corner

Flushing Toilets – spreading germs

When you flush your toilet, even the modern low-flush models that use a gallon or less per flush, you will aerosolize the water particles along with sewage and potentially infectious bacteria and viruses contained in the water, into microscopic mist that can travel 6 or more feet from the toilet bowl.  There are interesting videos […]

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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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Olive Leaf Nasal &Throat Sprays

Seagate has been producing and selling Olive Leaf Extract since 1997.  Initial customer feedback along with results from our own in-house testing and personal use indicated that this product had amazing properties for helping people stay healthy. In 2002 we decided to produce a  nasal spray and a throat spray using Olive Leaf Extract as […]

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Fertilizing with fish in your home garden

Everyone wants to have an attractive garden with lots of flowers, reduced dependency on water, and if space permits … some home-grown vegetables. The garden at Richard’s house is a combination of fruit trees, roses, and vegetables. Due to the water shortage (which is now debatable as a result of the rainy winter), we typically […]

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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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Diving physiology and how it also may affect your health

There are numerous health factors that must be considered to be a safe diver especially if you are over 40, which cross over into the world of health for the general population. While golfing seems to be the current preferred “sport” activity for retirees and is certainly at the opposite end of the spectrum from […]

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Seagate broccoli farming

Seagate broccoli is farmed in two steps.  First the seeds are planted in trays and placed in a greenhouse where they are allowed to sprout. Then some of the sprouts are transplanted onto the farm land. The sprouts are planted between olive trees for protection from the wind and to make use of existing irrigation […]

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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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Alzheimers and sugar consumption

The average American consumed 75 lbs of sugar/year in 2016, which is actually down 15% since it peaked in 1999.  As of 2017 an estimated 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimers, with 5.3 million of them over 65 years old. 10% of people over the age of 65 have Alzheimers. It is the 6th […]

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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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