My Twitter name is ImmuneDude. The information I post on Twitter is to mainly: 1) provide any updates on preventive, balanced immune health that is interesting, understandable and, at least in my eyes, legit; 2) connect others with my blog postings; 3) engage in a little dialog with other Tweeps on things I find interesting, compelling or not quite [...]
My twin daughters graduated from high school last night. Yea! Now, my wife and I will be cutting a couple of checks in
One of my kids getting her diploma
two months when they head off to college. They are going to state schools, so we won’t be paying Ivy League-level tuition. Plus, bless [...]
I dropped my car off at the shop today to get the air conditioner recharged. While waiting for the work to get done, I hopped over to Panera Bread to do some wi-fi work and grab some coffee. Have you been to Panera? It’s obviously doing something right because it is always filled with customers, [...]
After a wicked winter with record snowfall, a sunny, fabulous spring is unfolding in the Des Moines area where I live. I’m finally not dreaming at night about not having enough gas in the snow blower. I’m doing everything I can to spend as much time outside as possible. Beyond basking in the warmth, another [...]
First Lady Michelle Obama announced in January she would be launching a national advocacy effort to fight childhood obesity, a critical health issue in the United States that has been well documented. The initiative is called Let’s Move.
Today, the Let’s Move organization, known more formally as The Childhood Obesity Task Force, released a list [...]
The flu season will upon us in the next 6 months. It’s a good time to watch out for supplements, herbal remedies or over-the-counter products that claim they can treat, cure or prevent H1N1 flu. The FDA and FTC have been pretty active lately in sending “warning letters” to the parent companies of these products, telling [...]
Here are some factoids about allergies I’ve picked up that were very interesting to me. It’s amazing what you can learn.
One out of 20 people who are allergic to pollen has oral allergy syndrome, which means the immune system mistakes the compounds in certain foods for pollen proteins, says Sublett. Some foods — such [...]
There’s a big story in today’s Sunday New York Times on high fructose corn syrup. Companies such as ConAgra (one of my former employers) are being urged to take the HFCS out of their products. ConAgra is obliging, replacing the HFCS in its Hunt’s ketchup with regular sugar. Other brands are moving down the same [...]