A good site to bookmark and share.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
A good site to bookmark and share.
Monday, October 25, 2010
From Causes, Natural History & Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer:
"The correlation of vasectomy and prostate cancer risk remains controversial. Although some studies have suggested that men who have undergone a vasectomy are at an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, many other studies have failed to show such a correlation"
Interesting article on the numerous positive effects of breast feeding, including comments about how it can affect population size. I don't agree with all the conclusions, but I do find some of the negative effects of not breastfeeding to be noteworthy from the article, including things such as "lower IQ, poorer eyesight, more infections, higher risk of requiring orthodontics, higher risk of eczema and asthma and higher cholesterol, and they are more likely to be overweight and to develop diabetes"
Friday, October 22, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Here's a quick note to the FDA that I sent today. I'm not really expecting a reply, since its more of a rhetorical question, I think. Also, here's an interesting article from Fox about someone suing a tuna company over mercury...
I'm wondering, why hasn't the FDA done anything about the fact that all canned tuna fish seems to contain levels of mercury that, if enough tuna is consumed, the consumer is likely to contract mercury poisoning? No warnings or regulations or anything. I've noticed that its just sort of an understood fact that, if you eat tuna, you expect to get some sort of mercury in your body from the tuna - so why hasn't this set off any alarms with the FDA? Mercury is ALWAYS bad in the human body, be it from tuna fish, dental fillings or from thimerasol in vaccines, so why aren't there any warnings from the FDA (either for the fish, or the fillings, or vaccines?)
It seems like the potential is there for people to get very sick from mercury, and the FDA should do more to warn people about this dangerous toxin in food, drugs, and dental fillings.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Burgers that don't decompose. Funny, and a little bit troubling...
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Supposedly the parks all serve food without trans fat, but these days that can just mean a food manufacturer only using a tiny amount (less than a gram per serving) and then it slips in under the radar. Not sure if its the same thing at the Disney parks or not (I did see a Snickers for sale at the Pirates of the Caribbean gift shop though...)
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Researchers found that test subjects who used the sanitizers had a 42 percent rate of coming down with a cold, versus 51 percent of the volunteers who didn't use them.
As for the flu, some 12 percent of volunteers who used a sanitizer got the flu, as compared with 15 percent who didn't use a hand sanitizer.
Friday, October 8, 2010
According to a new study just reported in the Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society, daily doses of raw or heat-treated ginger effectively relieve muscle aches and discomfort -- and that includes even severe pain following strenuous exercise. Article link.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
New York City Wants To Ban Food Stamps For Sodas
Not a bad idea. Reminds me of working at the ice cream store years ago, and seeing stamps used only for the purchase of ice cream and fudgsicles (and not eggs or milk, also sold in the same store.)
Monday, October 4, 2010
Natural Brew Draft Root Beer is fantastic in that the ingredients are very genuine. No HFCS, caffiene, aspartame and garbage, but rather things like sweet birch, licorice root, sarsaparilla, and real vanilla. Whats so nice about this is the rich aftertaste - very flavorful and very delicious. It is a tad on the pricey side, unfortunately, but it's a very tasty treat.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
This article reminds me about a DO I visited once and whom I asked about fasting, and if she had any information about the subject. Her reply was simply, "Oh, you should always get three square meals every day..." and words to the effect that she knew nothing about nutritional fasting (or nutrition, for that matter.) I think I've only once in my life met a doctor who showed any interest in what I ate - and that was the doctor who helped me cure my hives (the other doctor I saw wanted me to be on Zyrtec for the rest of my life, without making any mention at all about diet or nutrition.)
Friday, October 1, 2010
"The world today has 6.8 billion people... that's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent."
That's a little bit alarming. How to vaccines play into population control?