Category Archives: Health

In which I lose my mind possibly? and start fermenting vegetables :D

It started when I became interested in so-called “Resistant Starch” — a class of starches that are not digested in the small intestine, but instead pass through to the colon, where they become food for gut flora, including critters that … Continue reading

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Body, together

So it’s been a long time since I did a post on health-related stuff. Partly owing to the evolution (de-evolution?) of the blog. When I first started blogging in whenever it was — 2006 I think? — I threw up … Continue reading

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Trigger Points

So this has been something of a revelation. I’ve come across the term “trigger point” more times than I could hope to count, over the years. I’ve had massage therapists mention them. I’ve read about them on websites. I’ve noticed … Continue reading

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Thank you, Thermos

In the wake of my BPA-in-a-can upset I blogged about here, I made a big pot of homemade soup for my daughter’s lunches. Then it occurred to me: what if her Thermos food jar is BPA lined? Good news: it’s … Continue reading

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Seen the latest Rochester Healthy Living?

I have an piece in the August issue: Much to do About Migraine. After more than 2 decades of living with migraine, I’ve finally gotten to the point where I can nearly always head them off. The article describes the … Continue reading

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How much shall we spend to make Monroe County residents stupid?

$88,000 a year sound like a good figure? Because–as I posted last summer–that’s what we spend annually to fluoridate our water in this county. I’ve been fuming about that figure again lately, and not only because we’re facing the prospect … Continue reading

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Iodine and heart disease

Several blogs, including Instapundit, The Volokh Conspiracy, and JustOneMinute have picked up Nicholas Kristof’s Dec. 4 piece in the NY Times that calls attention to the problem of iodine deficiency in third world countries, such as Pakistan. I’ve just been … Continue reading

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When your doc is stumped

Sally Satel, a psychiatrist and resident scholar at The Enterprise Institute, has written an article about a new study on the placebo effect. The study, by the National Institutes of Health, surveyed practicing U.S. internists and rheumatologists about whether they … Continue reading

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200 million pounds of milk products imported into North America from China. How much of it is tainted with melamine?

This is a MUST WATCH video. Melamine is deadly. READ LABELS. These milk products may be listed as casein, milk powder, whey, lactic acid. Oh, and thanks, FDA. Once again our federal government demonstrates how stupid it is to entrust … Continue reading

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Iodine goes mainstream

Featured on the front cover of First magazine as the “food switch” that “revs metabolism by 250 percent.” Like I’ve written before, for some reason I seem to stumble upon alt health trends ahead of the curve. Iodine is a … Continue reading

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