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.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Health Notes
I mentioned this yesterday, but a slightly different take on this research suggests that eating too much protein might contribute to an increased risk of cancer.

Some drugs used to treat prostate cancer may increase the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

Some articles suggest that Viagra may help fight cancer, and this may be true, but the mechanism by which it accomplishes this is rather complex. It sounds like doctors are onto something here. Let’s wish them good luck in their research.

This article asks, “Do low-fat foods make us fat?" Of course the answer is that eating too many calories makes us fat. Weight control is not an easy thing, but I don’t think it’s right to blame the food. A person needs to get the right balance of healthy food and exercise in order to maintain a healthy weight.

Of course, in order to eat a healthy diet, healthy food needs to be available. That doesn’t always seem to be the case. Have you ever tried to look for healthy snacks? They are difficult to find, to say the least. Also, did you know that the average US child sees 3000 advertisements per day? Can you say “brainwashing?” If people don’t make healthy choices as adults, there may be a connection between that and the attitudes they developed as children. There is a problem in this country when the health of our citizens seems to be less of a priority than do corporate profits.

Eating a Western diet (rich in processed meat, eggs, and butter, potatoes, processed grain products, and cheese) increases one’s risk of cancer by 39% when compared with those who ate a diet rich in fruit and vegetables, olive oil, and fish. (American Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 162, issue 11, pages 1085-1093.)

The West Coast is nice, but pollution seems to be a big problem in California. Let’s hope they get that under control soon.

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