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, October 26, 2006

Health Notes
Fistein, an antioxidant contained in strawberries, tomatoes, apples, oranges, and other foods, may protect against Alzheimer’s disease.

Poison in the Food: Hydrogenated Oil, by Mike Adams seems like a hard hitting look at hydrogenated oil. This page, which sets forth many of the claims discussed in the book, provides much to think about. I already made up my mind about hydrogenated oil. I make every attempt to avoid it. If there are those who have not reached that decision yet, maybe this book could help them decide one way or the other.

We have talked about calorie restricted diets before, which may help a person live longer. Here is an article from Boing Boing that talks about one person’s experiment with such a diet.

Does anyone need more reason to lose weight? Those who are overweight and develop cancer have a worse prognosis for recovery than those who are not overweight. And those who are overweight may have an increased risk of cancer to begin with.

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