Category Archives: Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)

A Dam Shame – Reservoirs and Elevated Mercury Levels

One of the oldest forms of “renewable” energy comes from hydropower. From ancient grain mills to tanneries to hydroelectric generation, humanity has long harnessed the power of flowing water. Unfortunately, increased use of water power has corresponded with increased environmental impacts. Tanneries, … Continue reading

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Sunshine in a Pill: Shedding Light on the Regulation of Vitamin D

Outside the window of our farmhouse, the sun shines brilliantly on the snowscape.  Inside, I am reading MASTERMIND, a New York Times Bestseller recently published by my former high school classmate and friend, Maria Konnikova.  In the book, Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading

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