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People mutter that phrase as if it’s a bad thing, but isn’t learning one of life’s great excitements? I’ve been a student of nutrition for almost fifty years, learning from both old masters and new innovators. The thought of studying nutrition in... [read more]
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, writing in last Sunday's New York Times, insists that "We Can Be Healthy And Rich", suggests that wise cost control measures can produce greater health care efficiency in the US. There is no doubt that we need greater health in... [read more]
Live, Lose, and Learn, part 1 of 6I’m still riding high from the first session of my six-week course, Live, Lose, and Learn, offered through our local Parks and Recreation Department. The plan is to work with a group on a new eating plan that you... [read more]
Hello friends, this is the first blog I’m writing for Dr. Deborah and I’m honored to be a part of her intelligently written and incredibly informative website. I am a homeopath with a great love for diverse cultures. I’ve spent months at a time... [read more]
Two studies published this year raise additional and serious challenges – that’s putting it mildly – to the common wisdom (sic) of annual mammograms for women of any age. The US Preventive Services Task Force shocked the world in 2009 by suggesting... [read more]
Throughout the Northern Hemisphere, people who love to row are renewing their annual winter friendship with the rowing machine, known as the ergometer (ur-GAW-muh-tur) or more affectionately as just the erg. Distance erging (yes, it’s also a verb)... [read more]
Human beings are essentially tubes – long channels open at both ends.  The walls of our human body tubes can be described as the most complex tube in the world, so bear with me – this is actually a valuable concept.  To understand our tube-like... [read more]
On a recent Tuesday night, I had to go down into the basement - a dark and dingy combination of crawl space and failed fall out shelter - to get my fluffy comforter and an extra sheet to guard my outdoor tomatoes against that night’s frosty threat.... [read more]
The recent news about vitamin D is confusing if you look to the news for insights about managing your health. Does it help prevent colds? What about more serious diseases? Health bulletins make good headlines, but they are often misleading and... [read more]
The end of summer is a good time for thinking about your skin. September is a good time to stop using sunscreen, if you use it at all, and if you live north of Mexico. Thirty minutes of midsummer, mid-day sun is weakly equaled by several hours... [read more]