The Official Stance vs. The Facts

By Sandra G. Malhotra, Ph.D.  The official government stance regarding vaccines is: • Vaccines are safe • Vaccines are effective • Vaccines are necessary But here are other facts to consider [1]: • Number of studies showing vaccine-autism link: 97 • Number of studies quoted by vaccine inventor multi-millionaire and promoter Paul Offit showing no vaccine-autism link: 14 • Rate of autism in 1980’s: 1 in 10,000 • Rate of autism in 2015: 1 in 68 • Projected rate of autism in 2025: 1 in 2 • Number of doses recommended for the two-month baby check-up: 8 • Amount...

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Mental Wellness: The Numbers

By Sandra G. Malhotra, Ph.D.   The Numbers: The population of the United States is about 300 million. About 8 million adults have PTSD during a given year (   Over 20 veterans suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress commit suicide each day (   In 2015, an estimated 16.1 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. This number represented 6.7% of all U.S. adults. ( depression-among-adults.shtml)   83 people committed suicide in Larimer County in 2016 – that’s over 1 per week. The average age was...

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Non-Profit Spotlight: The Growing Project

By Sandra G. Malhotra The theme for this issue is Real Food (for one and all!), and so I thought it would be peachy to highlight a local non-profit that is addressing access to wholesome food and food insecurity in our area. There are many who are doing wonderful work, such as FoCo Café, The Larimer County Food Bank, The Kitchen Community, and The Fort Collins Food Co-Op. I hope to profile them all over time. For this issue, I chose The Growing Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit which promotes the value of a strong, diverse and fair local food...

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Glorious Food

By Sandra G. Malhotra, Ph.D. Food (/fo–od/) Any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink, or that plants absorb, in order to maintain life and growth. This issue is all about glorious, beautiful, real food — where to get it, why it’s important, and how to have a positive relationship with it. We hope by the end of it you are craving something delicious and nourishing. However, as I write this, I think about how out of place such an article would have been a couple of generations ago. My Mom-mom Pasquarelli did not need instructions on...

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How to Feel Joy, Happiness and Gratitude for Death

By Noam Kostucki We experience death in many aspects of our lives. This year, 2016, is about to pass and give way to 2017. Jobs, relationships, phases of our lives pass away… and so do the people in our lives. When a job or relationship or year ends, we may mourn, but ultimately cherish what we experienced and anticipate the next steps. Can we do the same when people who have touched our lives pass away and continue their spiritual journey? How do you experience life when people pass away around you? What do you pay attention to when...

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