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.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Wow. George War Bush’s approval rating in New Jersey is 30 percent. How low can you go? I’m thinking Menendez is going to hold his Blue Senate seat.

Are you following the midterm races? Here is a pretty good site. I think we have a reasonable chance to regain the Senate.

I couldn’t believe this the other day when I read it: 100 million Chinese people are mentally ill. (No jokes, please.) That’s like 1 in 13. That is a lot, isn’t it? Well, in North America about 1 in 4 adults will suffer from mental illness in a given year. Jeez. Thank God for Prozac.

Red wine has been shown to slow Alzheimer’s disease in mice. Does that mean it works in humans? What is it about the red wine that works? Is it the resveratrol? The antioxidants? It’s not the alcohol because the control group that drank just alcohol did not display the benefits same benefits as the wine group did. Of course, slowing Alzheimer’s is not the same as stopping it, preventing it, or reversing it, so there is still plenty of work to be done in this field.

BTW, I am so glad that NYC may ban trans fats from all its restaurants. Everything I read indicates that trans fats are really bad for us, and sometimes people need to be protected from themselves. It has happened before. We stopped using DDT didn't we? It was bad for us. Good for NYC.

Ten rules for a healthy diet? Start by losing weight, cut saturated fats, increase the other fats (mono-, polyunsaturated), cut cholesterol, increase fiber, cut sugar and salt, eat variety of foods, drink alcohol only in moderation, and drink lots of water.

Listen to my song, Get the Hell out of Iraq. (See lyrics here.)

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