Eat, Drink, and Move That Body!

Huh, maybe the old fashioned way that used to work still does work.

Posted by on July 29, 2014 at 9:19 pm

The other day, results from a study on diets for diabetics were published. In short, it said that the low fat diets that have been recommended for many years don’t work very well to control diabetes, but the low carbohydrate diets that came before them did: The authors point to the specific failure of the […]

Need new workout clothes?

Posted by on April 10, 2014 at 9:30 pm

I am not getting paid a dime to say this, but I like Champion workout clothing. Let me tell you why. I was sold on the original Champion JogBra years ago. It has since been replaced by higher-tech even-lower-bounce products. In certain activities, it’s very important that The Girls don’t move around too much. Some of […]

A Weighty Subject

Posted by on February 6, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Ok, I know it’s February. Those of you that are sticking to your plans to do something towards making yourself healthier this year, good on you. Somebody accidentally put The Truth in a research article: The risk of cardiovascular disease death increases exponentially as you increase your consumption of added sugar. Here’s the abstract; here’s […]

Spinal Reflexes and Brain Dead People

Posted by on January 3, 2014 at 5:53 pm

In a recent post, I mentioned having learned that “There’s an area of your brain that handles a reflex to turn your head and look before you even form the question ‘What was that streak of orange and roaring noise?’” While this is true, it’s a relatively complicated reflex. There are some reflexes so important that they […]

An apology and explanation, of sorts

Posted by on December 31, 2013 at 6:07 pm

A few weeks ago, I needed to buy cat food and cat litter. I was in a little bit of a hurry that particular day, so when I found there were no carts inside the pet supply store, I did not return to the parking lot to search for one. I casually picked up a […]

Strange Epidemic

Posted by on September 29, 2013 at 8:46 am

In the last week, I’ve read two completely unrelated stories about two women who came down with one very rare but very serious medical condition while participating in the same activity. That’s the kind of coincidence I don’t like hearing about. The condition: Rhabdomyolysis. I’ll let WebMD tell you more about it, emphasis mine: Rhabdomyolysis is a […]

Back to School Time is Back to the Vaccine Debate Time

Posted by on August 2, 2013 at 12:48 pm

So my local CBS affiliate is trying real hard to do the fair-and-balanced two-sides-of-every-issue thing. In one corner, we have a highly respected local pediatrician who works in a local hospital pointing out that he’s seen 4 cases of whooping cough in the last 2 months, adding “Vaccines are one of the most important advances in […]

Too Late

Posted by on June 23, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Great. Swell news. Twinkies will theoretically be back on the shelves next month. Whatever, nobody cares anymore. Go ahead. Visit a grocery store or a quickie mart. That shelf that used to have Hostess products is full of knock-off baked goods: Little Debbie; TastyKake, Mrs. Freshly’s; Bimbo Bakeries; even Krispy Kreme. Some of it even […]

Angelina

Posted by on May 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Alright, by now everybody and his or her dog has heard the latest about Angelina Jolie, right? Only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation. Those with a defect in BRCA1 have a 65 percent risk of getting it, on average. Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be […]

Well, that tears it.

Posted by on February 12, 2013 at 3:50 pm

I like bourbon. I’m not a particular fan of Jim Beam, unless it’s the hard-to-get Green Label. Under normal circumstances, one of my favorites has been Maker’s Mark. However, I rarely have it at home. To be blunt, it costs twice as much as Evan Williams and just isn’t twice as good.  That’s why Evan […]