Let’s Talk E. coli — Again

Last week America heard more news out of Atlanta and the Center for Disease Control about another deadly E. coli outbreak. They say this time that it’s a different strain of Escherichia coli, one labeled O145. Usually CDC blames a serotype named O157:H7 but this time O145 is getting the headlines. What’s good about that is that the American public may finally realize not all E. coli is the same and that the most dangerous varieties are the unintended consequence of human hubris.

It’s important to know that usually, E. coli is natural, beneficial bacteria that live harmlessly inside all of us. It exists primarily in the gut of warm-blooded animals and for humans, that’s a good thing…

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Cosmic Forecast Jun 7-Jun 13

The CD “Zodiac,” an amalgam of my love for music and the beauty of astrology, produced by 7 times 7 Records, is ready. It comprises 12 tunes for the 12 signs, plus my celestial intro, “Candle Song.” Please, if it be your will, light a candle in the dark, slip it in and experience my (3) loves!
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c GEMINI (5.21-6.21)  I hear your mama calling. Mercury, your ruler, just entered the sign of Cancer ’til June 25th. Domestic concerns, picnics, cleaning up the pad, childcare, changing the “diapers” of humanity and friends, water meditations, being overly sensitive, being a “crybaby” and whining to get what you want all lead to communicating with your mom. Your…

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Blitzing for Bruno

Yoda called it the Force. The Kalahari ¡Kung call it num. The Chinese term is chi. Continentals and readers of Nobel Laureate Henri Bergson would call it élan vital. In Japanese, it’s ki; Sanskrit, prana; in Hawaiian, mana. Einstein could have called it the unified field. And in his lectures, Bruno Gröning called it “the Heilstrom.”

No matter the name, the concept is the same: a singular, all-encompassing energy force animates and imbues all things with life. Tellingly, conventional medicine has no name for it.

In American medical circles, acknowledging a Higher Force, is outside the normal frame of reference. Get a sniffle and the first thing we do is turn to drugs. Our faith in natural…

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Cosmic Forecast, May 31-June 6

Be as invisible as the wind. Those who are invisible carry no grudges, have no physical worries or problems and incur no debts. The invisible owe nothing, and therefore, nothing is owed to them — for in truth, they have no pockets. Let the winds of the wise carry our voices to each other, caress and cool our skin, and subtly, subconsciously guide us toward our truest direction. Here’s this week’s roadmap. Bon voyage! -Michelle Bonsoir.
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c GEMINI (5.21-6.21)  How does it feel to be driving for a change, instead of diving/jiving/surviving for change? It’s finally your turn to burn. You’re a smart cookie — for a rookie. Prove it or move it. Use it…

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Flesh-eating Bacteria Topped with Honey

Though the numbers are actually miniscule, especially when compared to the number of people killed by the Standard American Diet, the recent rash of flesh-eating bacteria incidents makes headlines. The media attention reminds us that simple cuts and abrasions are an affront to our bodily defenses against bacterial invasion. Taking care to address a minor injury can divert devastating consequences. There are some natural alternatives that can be successful in helping the body defeat bacteria that might otherwise seek an opportunistic entry when we suffer a wound. With simple cuts and wounds that are something we would ordinarily treat at home, honey is a healthcare hero.

Honey for woundcare. My roommate in Burbank owned a big, happy Bassett…

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Let’s Get Physical

Check a few things off your bucket-list this summer and join The Nebraska Adventure Group. Skydiving, snowshoeing, kayaking, horseback riding and archery/shooting are some of the many activities NAG does. This group formed in 2009 and is all about exploring the meaning of adventure. Any age group can get involved – it’s a great way to explore Omaha in a different light and challenge your will power. If you’ve never kayaked or skied before, that’s even better. NAG wants you to expand your horizons and try new things. Don’t worry though – they have plenty of experienced members to guide you along the way. Annual membership fee is $12. To join or learn about their upcoming adventures, visit

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Shirtless Man Seen Doing Nothing Wrong

Report by Will Meinen of the Omaha Tattler.

OMAHA, Neb. — "No I didn't just have a domestic dispute with my wife," said the exasperated man standing outside of CVS pharmacy, his black Pantera shirt in hand. "I'm waiting for a friend to pick me up."

The man in faded blue jeans and worn, white New Balance sneakers had been answering similar questions all afternoon. He avoided eye contact when asked about the possibility of a domestic scuffle, and tapped his feet nervously from side to side, keeping an eye out for his friend's 1998 blue Dodge Dakota. On his left bicep was a black ink tattoo of the face of his 3-year-old daughter, on his right…

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Planet Power: Nov. 21 - 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving. Let’s be nice to each other and cultivate warm thoughts. You are what you think…
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i SAGITTARIUS...

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Planet Power: Nov. 14 - 20, 2013

This issue marks my 17th year here at The “READER.” Thanks to John, Eric, my beloved Carrie, et al., for all your help, encouragement and...

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Planet Power: November 7 - 13, 2013

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Planet Power: Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2013

Happy Halloween! Let your subconscious desires flow as the twilight fades into the black of the night of the year. Don’t fear the night. You have...

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Top Ten Reasons to Attend Omaha Health Expo

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Corn: Nothing Green About It

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Devil in the Detail

Do you suffer from “Fact Fatigue”? Are you confused and exhausted after turning on the television, opening up Google alerts or reading the newspaper...

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Wahls Diet for Multiple Sclerosis

There are 200 new cases of multiple sclerosis diagnosed in the United States each week. MS is usually classified as an autoimmune disease. But...

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