Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Abortion and Breast Cancer is a very comprehensive site detailing the connection between abortion and birth control drugs and breast cancer.  Numerous scientific links, press releases and, most shockingly, the negative PR and spin that so much of this science receives from the mainstream media.  Powerful press depicts so much of this in a negative light, and yet here is the science showing the link.  Per some of the site comments, "(the) National Cancer Institute (NCI), our own federal agency charged with leading the 'war on cancer'... is the same NCI--regrettably--that has spearheaded the cover-up of the most avoidable risk factor for breast cancer: abortion.

A good site to bookmark and share.


Nancy's Organic Nonfat Yogurt

Just tried some of the this yogurt the other day (HEB had coupons for it) and I was really impressed.  Nancy's yogurt is basically packaged with the completely-unsweetened yogurt in the bottom, and a fruit container on top, and you mix them together.  Not completely original, I know, but the yogurt part is completely sugarless - it's like eating homemade.  More impressive is the fact that the fruit additives are, basically, just that: fruit puree, and sweetened with honey along (not sugar or hfcs).  Very nice stuff, and worth trying.  Much better than the sugary alternatives out there.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Prostate Cancer and Vasectomy

 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"


Breastfeeding and population size

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"


Williams and Conner Beef Jerky

I just had a chance to try some Williams and Conner Beef Jerky the other day, now that HEB is carrying this, and I was really impressed with the flavor.  I also appreciate that, unlike most junkier brands of beef jerky, this one avoids a full trifecta of junk additives (the big three in most jerky: MSG, sodium nitrate and high fructose corn syrup.)  While it does still have hfcs, this is forgivable since there's not much else junky in it.  Previously, I could only find brands like this at Whole Foods, so it's nice to see this making its way into HEB.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Natural Pain Cures

Good article from Fox on some more natural pain cures (aspirin alternatives)


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dangers of Multiple C-Sections


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mercury in tuna and my letter to the FDA

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

Happy Meal Hamburgers Don't Decompose

Burgers that don't decompose.  Funny, and a little bit troubling...


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fresh Fruit

Some of the fruit served at one of the Disney resorts.  As much as I wasn't crazy about the overall Disney experience, I will admit this: some of their breakfast options were just fantastic.  Tons of fresh fruit, muffins, oatmeal, juice, waffles, etc.

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

Hand sanitizers no better than ordinary soaps in battling colds or flu

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.

Article link.


Friday, October 8, 2010

Fluoride Action Network

A fascinating site with a vast amount of information regarding the health dangers of fluoride, including resources addressing health effects resources, as well as connections to pollution and pesticides.  I've long been concerned about the fluoridation process with water (namely our own local water) and this site gives a lot of good resources with numerous links.  Worth checking out.


Ginger effectively relieves even severe muscle pain, new research shows

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

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

This blog has veered a little too much into vaccines and vasectomies and things like that, that I've gotten too far off the core idea initially behind this blog, and that's musing about food and nutrition.  Well, one thing worth mentioning is my love of root beer - not always healthy and probably not very wise with all the sugar, but if I'm going to have any vices, its not going to be cancerous foods or neurotoxic drinks, but rather a tasty root beer here and there.

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

Doctor admits that most MDs know nothing about nutrition, health

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

Coffee, Tea Linked to Lower Risk of Brain Tumor

Coffee and tea lovers may have a decreased likelihood of developing the most common form of malignant brain tumor in adults, a new study suggests.  Hoorah!


Bill Gates says vaccines can help reduce world population

"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?