The Tao of Politics

One of my main concerns is: how can I make a difference? There are thousands of political blogs out there. It’s easy to get lost in that ocean. So I may blog about politics on occasion, or I may blog about health issues, depending on where my interests lead me, and where I feel I can contribute something of significance.

Friday, March 24, 2006

President Bush’s 2007 budget reduces funding for the CDC. Well, isn’t that a good idea? With bird flu literally on the horizon, and with infectious disease seemingly on the rise around the world, let’s cut funding to the CDC. Does anyone feel that sometimes the current administration is out of touch with REALITY? I mean they cut taxes in the middle of a war, and now they want to cut funding in the middle of a pandemic. I know there are other psychotic actions taken by the White House. These are just two that jump out at me. This seems like a president who is determined to follow his agenda regardless of the consequences, and regardless of changing circumstances. There are less than eight months left until the 2006 elections. Let us hope that the people send more rational representatives to Washington.

Breast Cancer Cure? Scientists have an idea for treating breast cancer which involves virtually starving the patient. Participants in the study will consume about 600 calories per day. One might ask, what is this supposed to accomplish? There are theories circulating out there that when you severely restrict a person’s calorie intake, the body goes into a survival mode, and all the bodily processes are channeled toward survival. There have been many studies dealing with calorie restriction as it relates anti-aging and life extension. Now they hope it may help fight cancer. This may be a good idea. At least it seems like a natural approach and doesn’t involve taking drugs, so it’s worth a try. Who knows, maybe it will work.

Health Notes Combining certain foods helps lower cholesterol – No strong evidence that Omega 3 reduces heart attacks – pesticides may cause cancer in children (is this really news???) – Alzheimer’s disease may be related to lack of insulin in the brain – and, can vitamin C really cure the common cold?

Leave my apples alone Now the scientists want to tinker with apples. Will this ever end? Only when they run out of food to genetically engineer and patent. Leave my apples alone!!!

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