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, January 11, 2007

Health Notes
Stuttering is painful, frustrating, and embarrassing. I know from personal experience. Maybe you’ve heard of the SpeechEasy device, maybe not. It’s like a little hearing aid that fits into the ear. It is supposed to help a stutterer stop stuttering. Here is an article about it. The device may be expensive, I’m not sure, but it might work.

I spoke recently about vitamin A and pregnancy. I guess too much may lead to birth defects. But you need some vitamin A. Otherwise your baby's kidneys might not develop as they should. Talk to your Ob/Gyn.

It is very important to protect ourselves and our children from skin cancer.

Apparently one way to keep our children from becoming obese is to have more family meals around the dinner table. It makes sense. Family meals by nature are healthier, aren’t they? And here is another article on helping your teenagers with weight problems.

Here is an article on the biochemistry of overeating. Apparently the endocannabinoid system is activated by some foods, which leads to overeating? Read the article. Research is ongoing.

Is having mononucleosis associated with later developing multiple sclerosis? It’s something to think about.

Here are some easy things you can do for your health.

A new and inexpensive test that tracks certain amino acids in the blood may help assess a person’s risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.

Those who have had a heart attack would probably do well to faithfully follow their doctor’s recommendations. Those who don’t may have a greater risk of dying than those who do.

What kinds of diets work? Counting calories, restricting intake of certain foods, eating smaller portions (or at least not eating bigger portions) exercising regularly, eating breakfast, and weighing yourself often, are strategies that have worked for a lot of people.

Those who jog too much might get arthritis? Bummer.

Does glyceollin, a soy compound, promise to be an effective treatment for ovarian and breast cancer tumors? Let us hope so. But as of now l do not find that there are any clinical trials going on involving it. Too bad. You know, if you have heard of a possible new treatment for cancer, and you want to take a chance and be part of the clinical trials, you can use this site to find out where the trials are being conducted. Too often I think cancer patients take whatever treatment is available rather than seeking a possibly more effective treatment. That is too bad.

LA could be the next to ban trans fats? Cool.

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  • At 2:16 PM, Blogger Bud said…

    Any auditory feedback device helps the person who stutters, but they must realize that it is NOT a cure. As soon as they take that things out, they are right back to being their stuttering self again. As one who comes from a family of stutterers, we have found that it is better to learn the speech therapy exercises to be on the way to more fluent speech with work and practice. One uncle went to a speech therapist because he could afford it and because he is one who can't (or won't) work on his own. Others got a book put out by The Stuttering Foundation of America, "Self Therapy for the Stutterer," and learned the steps themselves. All of the family members learned from the Foundation ways that they could help the young ones. The self esteem of all of the stutterers went up tremendously as they stuttering got less and less frequent and with the realization that they could control their speech and do it themselves. I am sure there are some people who have such a severe stuttering problem that they need a device to use at times, but I would encourage them to also use speech therapy. It's the same as using a wheelchair or going to physical therapy when there is reason to believe you can walk again!

  • At 2:52 AM, Blogger Raggedy said…

    Have a wonderful day!
    (=':'=) hugs
    (")_ (")Š from
    the Cool Raggedy one


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