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, December 27, 2006

Health Notes
Scientists may have found a chemical that will stop alcoholics craving alcohol. Apparently there are orexin cells in the hypothalamus which regulate the pleasure derived from alcohol. It might be possible to block the action of these cells. Now if they could just do this for cigarettes.

For those who are not alcoholics, here is another article that says drinking a couple of glasses of wine per day is good for your health.

And here is an article that gives six reasons to drink wine. One big reason includes the possibility of avoiding ovarian cancer. There may be a reduced risk of 50 percent associated with moderate wine consumption. Here is an Australian study. Here is an Hawaiian study. And here are other articles. Other reasons, as if that were not enough, include possibly helping your memory and avoiding osteoporosis.

I love Indian food. As I may have mentioned before, you can make very tasty dishes using a minimum of spices. Here is an article about Indian spices. They are very healthy for you, and since I am vegetarian, they help add flavor to my meals.

Some of the supplements that are most in favor right now include: Andrographis, Astragalus, Elderberry, Honeysuckle and forsythia, Pelargonium sidoides, Probiotics, Vitamin C, and Zinc.

Here is an article about foods that may help you fight colds.

Here is an article on the health benefits of tea generally. And here is an accompanying chart that compares different teas and their benefits. It makes you want to try the various teas.

Research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (Thomas B. Shea, University of Massachusetts Lowell) suggests that eating two apples a day could help protect our memory as we age.

Research published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention suggests that men who lose weight may lower their risk of developing an aggressive form of prostate cancer.

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