Tick and Mosquito Health Risks In Summer 2018

Summer is finally here, which means millions of Americans will be enjoying outdoor activities like camping, hiking, swimming, picnicking, and more. Anytime you’re in the outdoors, it’s important to keep safety in mind. If you’re in a natural setting like a field, forest, park, yard, or anywhere else with lots of grass and trees, you... Read More

Lettuce Be Educated On E. Coli

E. coli is a type of bacteria that lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Usually, it is harmless. But, there are some strains that can make you very sick, causing stomach pains, nausea, and vomiting. E. coli has been in the news recently because of the outbreaks associated with romaine lettuce. Between March... Read More

Is Plastic Pollution Destroying Our Health?

Pollution is a terrible problem that plagues our planet and one that Ira Riklis has great concern about. When you think of the pollution associated with plastic, chances are you envision heaps of plastic bags, bottles and other forms of plastics in landfills and in the ocean. Every time you throw away a plastic bag,... Read More

Should I Try The Whole30 Diet?

There’s no doubt that most people are busy and on the go. This means that a lot of people eat on the go. This requires meals that are quick and easy. Does fast food come to mind? Or, what about snacks such as cookies and crackers? We live in a society where processed foods are... Read More

Food Allergies

It is believed that food allergies affect an estimated 15 million Americans. One in every 13 children suffers from a food allergy. Someone goes to the emergency room every three minutes because of a food allergy. Those are some alarming statistics that have grabbed Ira Riklis‘ attention. What some don’t realize is that food allergies are serious... Read More

Honey: History And Health Benefits

The Interesting History Of Honey Ira Riklis has discovered that the use of honey dates back 8,000 years. A rock painting found in Valencia, Spain depicts a honey gatherer stealing honey from a colony of wild bees. In our fast-paced world where we live on sugar and sugar substitutes in all shapes and forms, we... Read More

Flu Season 2017 – 2018

Along with the new year came a fierce flu season. In fact, thirty-six states reported severe flu activity already this year with the illness present in every state. Most people who contract the flu can recover with plenty of rest and liquids. However, Ira Riklis has learned that the flu of 2017-2018 is a more... Read More

Seasonal Affective Disorder

If you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, commonly known as winter depression or SAD, you’re not alone. Ira Riklis has learned that the condition is fairly common. According to familydoctor.org, roughly four to six percent of the United States population suffers from SAD. Another 10 to 20 percent suffer from the condition in a milder form.... Read More

Dying To Eat: Artificial Food Dyes

It is virtually impossible to go even one day without coming into contact with artificial dyes. They are added to everything from foods to personal care products with the purpose of making such items more visually appealing. Take cereal for example. The primary market for this product is children and they are going to choose... Read More