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.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Tao of Bird Flu
35. There would be no calamity greater than to lightly battle bird flu.

Health Notes
The recent infection of several cats in Europe with bird flu has some people worried that the disease is adapting better to mammals, and therefore poses a greater threat to humans.

Many studies say that Americans don’t get enough exercise, so the American solution to this is to start exercising, or to recommend a weekly exercise regimen. People in Crete are very healthy. They get plenty of exercise. Do you know why? They get plenty of exercise because they work hard. Americans could learn something from that. Instead of getting on a treadmill, or spending hundreds of dollars for a gym membership, they could go out and do some physical work. They could volunteer to clean up a school yard, or pick up litter along a street. There are many things that need to be done. By doing them, our bodies would benefit and our country would as well.

Is everyone as confused over Vitamin E as I am? It seems the problem boils down to a difference between alpha and gamma, tocopherol that is. Here is an article on some of the latest research, and here is a more general article on Vitamin E, though I'm not sure that it contains much of the latest thinking on the subject. Figuring out what to eat, or what supplements to take, can be a daunting task.

For those trying to decide what to eat, and how to lower your cholesterol, this article says that combining certain foods can prove more effective than eating them alone.

One thing that is really not disputed, I think, is the importance of Omega-3 fatty acids. And now flax seed is being talked about a lot.

In international news, the EU is lifting its ban on British beef. Here is a chronology of the mad cow problem.

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