Category Archives: Health

Yum. Sludge.

Isn’t it nice to know that everything anyone pours down the drain — ya know, like Drane-O, and expired meds, and oh! don’t forget! Industrial waste! — can be captured, concentrated, BRANDED and sold as “fertilizer” to be spread on … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Politics | Tagged | Comments Off on Yum. Sludge.

They say “NO” to testing meat for mad cow

Who would DO such a thing? Why, our very own United States Department of Agriculture, that’s who! The Agriculture Department is within bounds to bar meatpackers from testing slaughter cattle for mad cow disease, a U.S. Court of Appeals panel … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Politics | Tagged , | Comments Off on They say “NO” to testing meat for mad cow

Adventures in Iodine

I’ve hesitated posting about this subject because of all the alt-health things I’ve tried, this may be the one that is a true lightening rod. But I’m going public: since late spring of this year, I’ve been orthosupplementing with iodine. … Continue reading

Posted in Health | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Leave our kids’ cholesterol ALONE

This topic is almost too upsetting for me to blog about, but I need to put my opinion out there in the hopes that somehow it might help influence peoples’ thinking on this topic. As you know if you’ve been … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Science, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

If you break one, LEAVE THE ROOM

US Representative Ted Poe reads us a bedtime story. Part 1 is the text of the law Congress has passed that mandates we replace incandescent lightbulbs for compact fluorescents by 2014. For Part 2, he reads from the EPA requirements … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Politics | Tagged , | Comments Off on If you break one, LEAVE THE ROOM

Fluoride in Rochester, Part II

Jim Nugent, Water Quality Laboratory Manager at our Monroe County Water Authority, graciously answered the questions I emailed about our municipal fluoride policy. So allow me to share :-) First, the more factual bits. The county spends $88,000 on fluoridation … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Rochester, New York, Science | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Fluoride in Rochester, Part II

Time to rethink fluoride

In case you haven’t checked lately, I’ve got the inside scoop, fellow Rochesterarians: Monroe County adds fluoride to our water. Here’s what they say on their website. It’s not much. Water provided by the MCWA contains about 1 ppm (part … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Rochester, New York | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Do you have the right to refuse medical treatment?

Don’t count on it. The story, if you’ve missed it, began in 2003 when a construction worker was admitted to the ER at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital with a gash on his head. He got stitches. Then he was told he needed … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Politics | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Cholesterol makes you smarter!

Ready for a doozy? It turns out there’s research showing that for seniors, the lower your serum cholesterol, the higher the risk for cognitive decline. Here’s an abstract of a Neurobiology of Aging research paper on the topic. Here’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Health | 6 Comments

Who’s protecting you? From what?

The FDA, for a long time, has been tinkering with the idea that it ought to be protecting you — from the horrors of using, say, supplements to treat medical symptoms. Here’s a draft “Guidance” document here that outlines the … Continue reading

Posted in Health | 2 Comments