I don’t know if it’s climate change, global warming or what. But all I know is 2 days before New Year’s day, it was 63 degrees in Iowa. The snow pack on the ground dissipated before our eyes. People were running and biking on the trails. The car wash lines snaked out for half a [...]
Last night my wife and daughters baked up a whole bunch of gingerbread cookies. I was watching some college basketball on TV with a glass of Merlot in hand. Those hot cookies came floating over by me and I grabbed a bit more than my share. They do go great with wine, by the way. [...]
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When we talk about the immune system and immune cells and and immune balance, it’s natural to picture such things in conceptual, abstract, fuzzy renderings. What’s an immune system look like? How do leukocytes get around?
Some lab research published this month details new visualization technology that shows how a [...]
I live just a few miles from Van Meter, Iowa. That’s the birthplace and boyhood home (and museum site) of one of the greatest baseball players in history, fireballing pitcher Bob Feller, The Heater from Van Meter, who died at age 92 Wednesday night. Joe DiMaggio called his curve ball “not human.” Ted Williams, the [...]
Well, it had to happen sometime. One day last week it was 54 degrees here and life was beautiful. Then overnight, it dropped to 4 degrees with a nice blizzard thrown in. A few hours north, the MetroDome roof caved in. Winter is now officially a long-term, uninvited guest.
When the cold weather sets in, [...]
I’ve kind of come with something I call “The Five S’s” for healthy immune function. It’s pretty much a representation–in 5 easy pieces–of everything I’ve read to date about what can help a person maintain a balanced, healthy immune system.
Those 5 S’s are:
Stress (reduction and management) Sustenance (proper diet) Sleep Sport (exercise and [...]
I attended a health ingredient business conference a couple months ago, and one of the items I heard at an excellent presentation comes back to haunt me this time of year. The freezing time of year here in the Midwest. The presentation was by Dr. Pamela Peeke, a health and nutrition researcher who achieve [...]
Going to the dentist is not one of my favorite things. Wow, that’s an original thought, right?! I got a reminder in the mail last week that my 6-month check up is now upon me. At my age, I don’t really worry about getting cavities. My chief concern is the cracking of fillings that are [...]