Two recent items coming out of California…one of innovation, one of struggle…involve immune health and could not be more diametrically opposed. I’m not sure if California itself is any reason at all for these developments, but it’s a bit interesting they both take place there.
One is a recent story in the Oakland Tribune/San Jose Mercury [...]
Well, I get back from vacation and boom! I’m zapped with the bronchial crud. I could feel it coming on Sunday. Sunday night I was coughing persistently (that phlegmy cough, by the way). Monday I got some extra sleep but still went to work. Tuesday, I’m back in the saddle, cough pretty much gone and [...]
My first work day back from vacation is almost over. I have a headache. My workload today and tomorrow is full of testing and web conference calls, complete with hair pulling, teeth gnashing and gazing at the computer screen for hours on end. A far cry from hiking and driving through the Rocky Mountains, sipping [...]
Gonna go off the reservation here for a bit. I just heard part of a show on NPR this morning that really made me think. Tom Ashbrook’s excellent interview show, “On Point,” today talked about the huge addition problem in the U.S. with prescription drugs, specially painkillers. He called it nothing short of an epidemic. [...]
There's gotta be a supplement down there somewhere
I was at my doctor’s office recently for a check up. He asked if I take any vitamins or supplements. Among the 6 or so I take, I mentioned EpiCor, and told him its impact on my allergies, cold/flu experience, etc. I thought he might say, [...]
When you’re looking for a health supplement, especially one you have not taken before, what is important to you in making a choice? Many might start with wanting something that’s a reasonable price. Others are loyal to their retailer or online merchant. If they don’t sell it, I don’t really want it. Once you get [...]
A huge New York Times magazine cover story on sugar a couple weeks ago caught my eye. I’ve just now had time to read it.
Image of The NY Times Magazine cover story
Titled “Is Sugar Toxic?” it presents a mini-history of sugar and dietary research, but does not answer the question. While over-consumption [...]