Weekends are for relaxing and “checking in” not only with yourself with with your loved ones. Here’s a nice tale my cousin emailed me:
A Professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
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Today is Thanksgiving in the US. It’s my favorite holiday, as all my relatives will gather in my mother’s house and feast for hours. It truly is a nice way to think about the previous 12 months and realize what indeed you are thankful for.… Read the rest
Cancer is one of the last great scourges of humanity, and modern medicine has designed many tests that can screen for cancers. The most popular are mammograms for women, and prostate checks for men. The whole point of a screening test is to do as little harm as possible, to detect something that can be treated, and overall society would benefit from less of this disease.… Read the rest
Ready for the secret? OK, here goes:
Lose weight, eat well and exercise!
Oh, sorry, you already knew that? And it seems pretty obvious as well? And yet, if everyone knows this, then why is diabetes the epidemic that it is?… Read the rest
Soy milk has been popular in Asia for thousands of years, and is much more common than cow milk. Are there different health effects? There is a lot of differing information out there, but some recent scholarly reviews help to find some answers.… Read the rest
The Hong Kong Center for Food Safety has a monthly Food Safety newsletter; this September has a good article about pesticides and fruit. One of their comments:
Advice to the Public
Fruits are an essential component of a healthy diet.
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