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, November 15, 2006

Now they are saying that drinking coffee may fight breast cancer (in some women.) Does everyone remember when they were saying that drinking coffee might actually cause breast cancer? I’m not sure all the evidence is in yet.

Here are three articles on arthritis. One says that those who have arthritis may die at a younger age than those who don’t have the condition. Another article says that if you treat arthritis early enough and aggressively, sometimes it can lead to remission. (Good reason to go to the doctor.) And the last article says researchers have developed a test that could detect arthritis before it develops into a problem. We live in an exciting time, don’t we?

Using Statin drugs might become an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Here is a brief review of The Extra-Ordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things, by Dr. Larry Dossey. This is a great title. Hopefully the ordinary things work. Even if they don’t actually work, though, I’m sure that adopting some of them could improve one’s quality of life.

I guess Time Magazine came out with a list of the 100 greatest record albums of all time. Some notable albums were left off the list, which always leads to more controversy. My favorite groups were always The Beatles and Peter, Paul, and Mary.

Here is an article on five ways to avoid cancer. They include: eating cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, etc; getting a good night’s sleep; exercising; cutting saturated fat; and cutting red meat. Read the article for more details.

Here are ten healthy foods: Blackberries, Walnuts, Strawberries, Cooked Artichokes, Cranberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Ground Cloves, Grape juice, Cranberry juice. The article contains more details.

Reducing our salt consumption may have a profound positive effect on the health of our people.

This is flu season, of course. Here is an article on ways to avoid the flu. The strategies include: washing your hands; not shaking hands; and avoiding crowds. Some of these things may not be too practical.

It’s winter. Do you have dry skin? Some ways to healthy skin include: eating essential fatty acids; drinking water; eating fruit; taking vitamin A, etc.

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