June 2010

Ode to the Mighty Watermelon

June 28, 2010

Standing majestically over all the other traditional Chinese herbs are those that do double duty as both herbs and foods. And emperor among this royal court reigns the benevolent watermelon. Traditionally used to combat summer heat and its effects- significant thirst, dark, scanty urine and dry heaves- it’s no wonder that entire towns have built […]

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Red, Red Wine….

June 22, 2010

Imagine my pleasure when I came across this article reporting that scientists have determined the mechanism by which the polyphenols in red wine inhibit cancer cell growth. Hooray for red wine! But wait, there’s a catch. Dr Gerald Weissmann, MD is quoted in the article: “As long as they are taken in moderation, all signs […]

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When Common Sense Prevails

June 9, 2010

So many things in this world inspire me to sing their praises from atop the highest peak, or at least say how really great they make life. But the top three are probably The utilization of cell phones during airport pickups Maps Common sense And truly, how I rank those three depends on my activity […]

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