Category Archives: Health

Settling oneself

When I was younger, I let my emotions drive my choices (often to my eventual sorrow, sigh) and I suppose I still do to some extent but at least now I make an effort to engage my emotional responses as … Continue reading

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Regrow your teeth?

Looks like it’s actually possible. The treatment, called low-intensity pulsed ultrasound, massages the gums to stimulate jaws, encourage growth in the roots of teeth and aid healing in dental tissue. “If the root is broken, it can now be fixed,” … Continue reading

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More migraine options

Glenn Reynolds insta-blogged yesterday about this gadget, that uses a magnetic pulse to stave off a budding migraine. There’s also this, which I found out about through my friend Dave Harney, who publishes Rochester Healthy Living: an FDA-approved device you … Continue reading

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Blue Meanies Attack in Massachusetts

Okay, this might seem contradictory, since I’ve blogged about how horrified I am that parents don’t feed their kids more nutritious food. But banning fluffernutter sandwiches???? First of all, the “nutter” part of the sandwich is peanut butter, which is … Continue reading

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Treat your children well . . .

I just read a June 12 article by Pamela Paul in Time magazine. This appalls me: According to the 2002 survey, Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS), which tracked the diets of more than 3,000 tots, a quarter of 9-to-11-month-olds … Continue reading

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Careful opening that thing

I used to think hard-to-open packaging was merely a nuisance. Turns out it’s dangerous, too. No joke. [E]mergency room doctors say they’re slammed the week after Christmas with . . . injuries [from packaging] and see them regularly all year. … Continue reading

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Lactic acid reflux

If you’ve ever been sore a day or so after a workout, you’ve probably “known” that the cause of the pain was a build-up of lactic acid in your muscles. After all, that’s what “they” always told us. Well, turns … Continue reading

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The health police strike

They’re trying to ban ice cream vendors in Britain. Sigh. [tags] ice cream vendors [/tags]

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The sky is more than pretty

Blue light apparently delivers the wavelengths needed to regulate our circadian rythmns, according to research described in Science Daily. Blue sky is a mixture of wavelengths dominated by short wavelength light that gives a blue visual sensation. According to Mark … Continue reading

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Speaking of organic

Here’s a review of a new book, We Want Real Food, by Graham Harvey, which examines the effect of the depletion of soil nutrients on the nutritional quality of our food. To some extent, we’re able to compensate by taking … Continue reading

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