Yesterday, I was thinking about how much I love the small churning benefit of exploring nearby places. Before churning, I would never spend the money to stay overnight at places so close to home. Last night, my parents mentioned that they are renting a car for an upcoming trip and bought the extra car insurance something that I never need to do now..

Forcing political elites in Washington to alter course will be difficult, but perhaps unconventional groups such as clergy, physicians, Latinos and even cops can help to move the debate forward. It is not inconceivable, moreover, that many Democrats and even some wayward or Libertarian leaning Republican can be brought around. In Mexico meanwhile, Javier Sicilia, students and indigenous peoples may find an ally in the PRD but face a more uphill struggle persuading the likes of the PRI..

Last Thursday, the the Utah Supreme Court weighed in on the side of restricting employers’ ability to fire employees for their on the job self defense, though only “where an employee reasonably believes that force is necessary to defend against an imminent threat of serious bodily harm and the employee has no opportunity to withdraw.” The court cited the Utah state constitutional self defense provision (see this article for more on that), which states that “[a]ll men [have] . The inherent and inalienable right to enjoy and defend their lives and liberties.” It cited the state constitution’s right to bear arms, which secures the “individual right of the people to keep and bear arms for security and defense of self, family, others, property, or the state” (though the Utah Supreme Court has held that employers may fire employees for possessing guns on employer property, including parking lots, Hansen v. America Online, Inc. (Utah 2004), and Thursday’s decision cited that precedent favorably).

I won’t go into the technical details, but the key is that the liver breaks down harmful compounds everything from pesticides to alcohol and converts them into water soluble molecules so they can be flushed from your system. If the detox process is efficient and if you are generally healthy and eat well, it will be ordinary toxins roll merrily along through the body’s liquid waterways, exiting most often as either urine or bile.Q: How can we optimize our bodies’ natural detoxification systems?(Assa Ariyoshi for The Washington Post)A: There are plenty of nutrients that keep the liver and the rest of the body happy, including one that you may not expect: fiber. Some of the final products of detoxification are heavy metals that mostly come from the environment.