The Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare released a report showing Japanese women lead the world in life expectancy at 86.44 years. The ministry officials attribute this to the Japanese diet, high living standards and access to quality medical care. Hong Kong women came in second, France third and Switzerland fourth.
Japan male life [...]
The Old Spice guy in a towel is my favorite TV ad and the fav of about 50 million others, too. Smelling like a man (and turning tickets into diamonds) is now top of mind for many U.S. males…and females.
A little info digging on my part came up with some interesting theories–even a little [...]
My family recently completed a “30 Sugar-Free Days” campaign, where we all tried to eat fruits, veggies, lean meat, no breads and products with no processed sugar. One of the foods allowed in this regimen was dark chocolate. Hence, we’ve had dark chocolate bars–72% cacao–in our house regularly over the past month.
A lot has [...]
Killer cells, helper cells, lymph0cites, macrophages all abound in a new post on immune science. A blog affiliated withThe Scientist magazine has just posted its choice of the top seven immunology papers published so far this year. Many of the factors involved in immune balance that we’ve discussed in this blog come into play in this [...]
When I worked for a manufacturer of the natural carotenoid lutein (good for the eyes), I was involved in a study project conducted by the Natural Products Foundation and the Lewin Group.
The study examined the body of published research for several nutritional supplement compounds – Lutein, Calcium, Vit. D, Fish Oil. Based on a [...]
HealthRadio.net seems to have a pretty deep program and topic roster. One of the upcoming programs (scheduled for July 19) is an interview with Dr. Stuart Reeves of Embria Health. He’s gives a great interview and you should give it a listen. He’ll talk about “the importance of maintaining a balanced immune system,” which, obviously, [...]
Newsweek and other media are writing about about gut bacteria (which I’ve blogged about here several times) and how the distribution and composition of specific bacteria in our digestive system may play a significant role in weight gain and obesity. The news is a result of a couple of studies independently published in recent issues [...]
With a wife, two daughters and me comprising our household, I am in the minority on nearly everything. From shopping to watching TV to movie choices. So it’s no surprise that the rest of my family saw “Twilight: Eclipse” on its opening day. I did not. Nor did I see the 2nd Twilight film. I [...]
I’m gonna be hanging out in lake country in northwest Iowa this weekend, enjoying the Fourth of July. I’ll be outside a lot, too. Swimming. Golfing. Outdoor feasting. Concerts. So I’ll be wearing a lot of topical sunscreen. But I got to wondering: I know that prolonged, unprotected sun exposure can damage your immune system [...]