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Sea Lions, Seizures, and Food Safety: What have Pacific sea lions gotten into and does it pose a risk to humans?

By: Thomas Masterson, Editor,


Before the start of the new year, the nation saw a peculiar subject emerge in the headlines: sea lions getting dementia from eating fish. The news described a strange phenomenon involving sea lions getting severe brain damage, amnesia and epilepsy from consuming fish with high levels of domoic acid, a byproduct of the El-Nino related algal blooms. As the news came out, we stopped short of asking ourselves: don’t people eat fish too? Could sea lions be the aquatic version of the canary in the coal mine? After much investigation, a pattern began to emerge suggesting that sea lions are not the only ones in trouble.

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Ahead of World Osteoporosis Day, Recent Study Shows Significant Results to Reversing Bone Loss by Non-Pharmaceutical Approach

Ahead of World Osteoporosis Day on October 20, 2015, excitement is growing over a recent study which shows significant success in reversing bone loss, without the use of pharmaceutical products. In light of the concerns surrounding serious side effects of osteoporosis drugs, it is welcome news that the osteogenic loading system bioDensity™ has been shown to build bone mass among post-menopausal women diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia.