Inactivity is America's core problem. Instead of movement, Americans have grown to depend on drugs; pharmaceutical drugs, recreational drugs, any and all kinds of drugs. The biological process by which all these drugs produce their effects is through receptor binding. Receptor binding is the attachment of a ligand to a binding domain on a nerve cell.  The stimulation may originate elsewhere but all sensations are felt, perceived or otherwise understood,…
The dietary supplement industry was started by medicinal charlatans. Entrepreneurs, whose expertise was in business and marketing, not health and science. Garage startup, little investment and no regulation, entrepreneurial nirvana for college dropouts. They didn't have a clue about the quality of the products they manufactured or sold.   They didn’t care about the library of phytocompounds embedded in plants or why it was essential to maintain this library.  During…
  On September 26, 2012, Sons of Anarchy star, Johnny Lewis killed his landlandy and her cat before taking his own life. Blamed for the tragedy was a drug called 2C-I, which had also killed another teenager the night before.    2C-I, nicknamed "Smiles," is the latest designer drug in circulation. This follows a long line of other synthetic drugs, including ecstasy, synthetic marijuana, bath salts and methamphetamine that are ruining…