Posts Tagged "Wellness"

Should I Get the Flu Vaccine

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012

From today’s NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/10/25/business/25reuters-novartis-vaccines.html?hp Switzerland and Italy have banned four of the current flu vaccines made by major drug international Novartis. pending further testing for side affects. But the larger issue, in my opinion, on this specific vaccine, is that the scientists making them each year can only make an educated guess on which strain of the flu virus will appear that year. Wrong strain and the vaccine is useless. If you look closely you will find that the odds are not that great. So given the potential for side affects,  and the reality that we don’t really...

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Just What Is Inside Those Breasts?

Posted by on May 20, 2012

There is a crisis involving environmental toxins in human breast milk. While you may not be able to control the air that you breath, or the fact that there the flame retardants in your stereo are getting in to your blood stream and being stored in the breasts, what you can control is the food you eat, and how much plastic and other toxic chemicals you get into contact with. One of the causes of toxins in breast milk are growth hormones found in meat and dairy from cattle that have been treated with hormones to make them bigger...

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Importance of Diet in Chinese Medicine

Posted by on Feb 5, 2012

Over the millenia Chinese physicians developed a very effective and scientific (empirical) model for assessing health and disease. Practitioners assess a person’s health by feeling the quality of the pulses at each wrist, and by observing the color and form of the face, tongue, body, voice, and manner of expression. This information gleaned from looking, touching, listening, and smelling (The Four Pillars of Diagnosis) is integrated with an elaborate series of questions (asking, or The Ten Questions) about digestion, elimination, sleep, mood, body temp, pain sensations, menstrual cycle, relationships, work habits, living habits, and prior health history that, considered...

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Bisphenol A (BPA) Synthetic Estrogens in Plastic Food Containers and Canned Foods

Posted by on Nov 8, 2009

From a recent article in the NY Times, by Nicholas Kristoff, about the Synthethic Estrogens from plastic that are found in 92% of American Bodies (one wonders what the other 8% are doing to avoid them?), and about the probable effects they have on the Endocrince System—the all-important glands in the body that tell everything else what to do. This is why I drink my filtered water out of Glass, Not Plastic. This is why I store left-overs (for not more than 24 hours) in Glass or Stainless Steel; Not Plastic. This is why I do not buy canned...

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