The Bark – A Healthy Living Blog

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in on Feb 11, 2014 .

Probiotic literally means “for life” or “promoting life”.

Probiotics can give your immune system a real boost. Your body is filled with billions of different types of bacteria that help you to do everything from fight off infections to maintain healthy internal organs. Bacteria may have a negative connotation, but the truth is that you can actually stay healthy by putting the right types of bacteria into your body. This is one reason that probiotics have become a popular method of giving your immune system some extra help. Probiotics are good bacteria that act much like some of the same kinds of bacteria that you have in...

10. Man with Vulcan blood

Remember Mr. Spock and his green Vulcan blood in Star Trek? Apparently, it can happen. In October 2005, at St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, doctors were inserting an arterial line into a 42-year old patient to relieve pressure in his legs after falling asleep in a kneeling position when they were startled to see dark green blood trickle out of the patient instead of the usual bright red. The initial diagnosis of the doctors is methemoglobin, a dangerous condition in which the hemoglobin in blood can’t bind to oxygen. Analysis of the samples taken from the patient revealed another condition called...

in on Jan 28, 2014 .

This is Xander. Xander is a 2-year-old pug who was born without eyes. However, a man named Rodney Beedy took the blind animal in and made him a therapy dog. Xander is now a service dog in Oregon who offers comfort to families and victims of spousal and child abuse.

Simply put, Xander is awesome.

This dad travels for work and his children give him drawings to take with him before each trip. He got into the habit of coloring in the drawings and has created some really unique art in the process. Here are some of his masterpieces.

The First One
"I did this one a few years back on a whim to see how it would look if I colored one of my 4 yr old daughter's pictures. This is the one that started it all for me. Colored with prismacolor pencils on a small piece of scratch paper. This is also when I realized that I should take before pics."

"After a few months, I remembered about coloring the previous drawing and asked...