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How important is testing for COVID-19?

How important is testing for COVID-19?

I am inclined, as you know, to talk about diet as it relates to chronic diseases. That is the topic of my book, It’s All about the Food. In the COVID-19 world these would be the “underlying health conditions” characteristic of people hospitalized and dying.…

Coronavirus – Don’t be like Karen

Coronavirus – Don’t be like Karen

My last post ended with these words. “Don’t be like Karen. Act like you have the virus and don’t want to give it away. Let’s just look at this realistically. I think I said that once before. This is a very contagious virus, much more…

Coronavirus – OK, now we get serious

Coronavirus – OK, now we get serious

  As many of my readers know, I am in rural Arkansas. My last coronavirous post about worrying was written with my Arkansas followers in  mind. I explained what a virus is and how it works, the difference between the flu and COVID19, etc. At…

Coronavirus – Are we supposed to worry?

Coronavirus – Are we supposed to worry?

I have never found worrying to be helpful. But a little foresight and action often is helpful. The Covid19 form of the coronavirus is in the process of taking down many parts of the world including Italy and Germany. It has achieved crisis proportions in…

“We have two fuel sources –a big one and a little one. Which one are you burning?”

“We have two fuel sources –a big one and a little one. Which one are you burning?”

Everything I know about health and nutrition I have learned from a large and growing number of scientists, doctors, and researchers. One of those is Dr. Benjamin Bikman. Dr Bikman is a professor running a research lab at Brigham Young University. His lab particularly focuses…

When it comes to your heart, is damage happening faster than repair?

When it comes to your heart, is damage happening faster than repair?

Maybe you think that heart or other vascular (blood stream) conditions happen because of genetics, bad luck, or even your cholesterol. Yes, there could be a genetic contributor. But luck is what happens when you buy a lottery ticket. And cholesterol is a natural product…

Have you ever broken a bone?

Have you ever broken a bone?

At age 10 Tony was hit by a car in the baseball field parking lot, breaking his leg. It healed quickly and in no time he was back behind home plate. Victor, age 42, tripped over his cat (you know how cats are) and crushed…

Dinner or Supper – or whatever you call it

Dinner or Supper – or whatever you call it

Over the last couple weeks we’ve looked at breakfast and lunch. This week we are moving along to the evening meal. Disclaimer As I suggested last week, you might prefer to have your “heavier” meal at noon. We will be talking here about the heavier…

What’s for lunch?

What’s for lunch?

You remember “Robert” don’t you? He’s the guy that said my newspaper column readers needed to know what to eat. So last week, in response to “Robert,” I wrote about breakfast. This week we are moving right along to lunch. Disclaimer First, please know that…

So what should I eat for breakfast?

So what should I eat for breakfast?

So what should I eat for breakfast? My friend “Robert” tells me that my newspaper column readers want to know what they should eat. Or to put it another way, he suggests that saying to eat meat and vegetables isn’t quite specific enough. So today…