My Top Posts of 2009

I’m still in a new year’s “top 10 list” mood, so I’ve made a list of my top posts from 2009. These are the ones I feel can have the most impact on your lives, and are not necessarily the most popular. My faves revolve around preventive measures. Let’s jump in:



  1. How To Prevent Heart Attacks & Strokes – Heart disease is still the #1 killer. This slide show shows some basic lifestyle choices that can reduce your risks up to 80% — without medicine
  2. Fruits & Veggies: How Many Servings Do You Need? (And How Much Is A “Serving”, Anyway?) – again, more basics but how many actually know how much servings to eat? Now, you can find out in 20 seconds…
  3. Do You Know Your Cardiovascular Age? – Again, heart disease is the #1 killer; with a bit of your medical records you can create a wonderfully informative graph of your 10-year risk of having a heart attack — as well as tips on what you can do to reduce that risk
  4. Do You Know Your BMI? – obesity is a worldwide issue. One basic is your body mass index; do you know yours? Now you can find out…
  5. Asian Fruits & Vegetables: Which Are Healthier? – includes one of the most useful-to-daily-life PDFs I’ve ever seen from any government. Memorize it!
  6. Chinese Medicine and the Flu: I Say Tomato, You Say 西红柿 – part of a series of articles revolving around flu basics, but triggering insights on TCM and Western medicine
  7. Gastroenteritis – New Slide Show – Part of my slide show series, this online slide show discusses the basics the the common stomach flu
  8. Sexually Transmitted Diseases – another of my slide show series, this describes the basic symptoms as well as what you should to to both protect and treat yourself
  9. Too Much TV Is Bad, For Kids and You. Here’s Why – a review of recent literature showing just how it can hurt school performance
  10. What’s The Real Data on Alternative Medicines for Colds and Flu? – We review the best evidence as to what works and doesn’t

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