Mold in Spas & Hot Tubs

We’ve seen White Water Mold (WWM) in swimming pools for almost 20 years. Now we are beginning to see it spas & hot tubs as well. WWM is a “naturally” ocurring fungus that can show up anywhere there is water or moisture. Customers are calling and asking about and mentioning a “wet tissue like” substance…

What Sleep Deprivation Can Do to You

Sleep deprivation is classified as the lack of adequate sleep to function properly and can occur because of deliberate acts, medical reasons, or as a result of a sleep disorder. Being deprived of sleep can have many negative effects on the physical and mental health of the person affected and the effects can linger for…

OTC Anti Anxiety Medication

There are numerous reasons why a patient will need to use over-the-counter or OTC anti anxiety medication. Some patients don’t have insurance and can’t afford the expense of these medications. On the other hand, there are some who have discovered that they merely need to use OTC medication whenever they need it. These are the…

Rainforest Plants – Passion Flower

Family: Passifloraceae Genus: Passiflora Species: incarnata, edulis Common names: Maracuja, passionflower, carkifelek, charkhi felek, maypop, maypop passionflower General Description: Passion flower is a climbing vine renowned for its beautiful white flowers with purple, blue, or pink calyx crown blooms. This vine is very attractive, sprawling or climbing up, with edible fruits and flowers. It is…

Fun Facts About the Kiwi Fruit

Even though it has a larger size and an outer skin with fuzz, the kiwi fruit is really a berry. Chinese khans in ancient days used to consider the kiwi to be an aphrodisiac. Kiwis aren’t bothered by very many irritants, so crops don’t require much pest control. Kiwi pickers in California wear cotton gloves…

Why Diabetics Struggle With Weight Loss

One of the most perplexing problems that diabetics face is weight loss. Many doctors insist it is a simple matter of consuming less calories than are burned. And, in a perfect world that works. But most diabetics will insist that there is more to it, because when they do the same things as non-diabetics, they…