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Headed To The Beach!

Summer Winds, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

Every summer, we make the trip to North Carolina to visit my mother. Not only does she get to see the grandkids, but we get some great food at her restaurant. I need some eastern North Carolina barbecue already!

While there, we always head down to the beach, just a little over two hours away. My aunt and uncle own a nice condominium, Summer Winds, at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. It is right off the ocean and the view is awesome.

It will be tough when it's time to leave and come back to Arkansas.

Nonfat Milk Linked To Prostate Cancer

A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology has found there may be a link between the consumption of non-fat or low-fat milk and an increased risk of prostate cancer. This report runs counter to the idea that it was the vitamin D and calcium in milk that led to an increase in prostate malignancies.

In the study's overall analysis of food groups, the consumption of dairy products and milk were not associated with prostate cancer risk. Further analysis, however, suggested that low-fat or nonfat milk did increase the risk of localized tumors or non-aggressive tumors, while whole milk decreased this risk.

As always, there's an essential irony here: The study found that whole milk - the kind with all the fat that everyone's always telling you to stay away from - actually decreased the risk of prostate cancer.

Researchers have shown a link between eating vegetables and a reduced risk of prostate cancer. In the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, broccoli and cauliflower w…

Why Is No One Talking About This?

With the recent talk about the health care crisis, why is no one talking about the following solution?

"Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you ward off heart disease and stroke, control blood pressure, prevent some types of cancer, avoid a painful intestinal ailment called diverticulitis, and guard against cataract and macular degeneration, two common causes of vision loss." - The Harvard School of Public Health (read the article here)

If you don't like fruits and veggies, or they end up rotting in your fridge, or you simply don't have much time to cook them, then consider giving this healthy alternative a try.

How To Slash Your Risk of Alzheimer's Overnight

It's really easy. Starting tomorrow, drink no tap water. Not because of industrial pollution, but because of chemicals that 'health authorities' are adding to your water. For example...

People who warned against fluoridation used to be ridiculed, but guess what? In Scandinavia, in fact all of Europe, and nearly every other medically advanced nation, they have now banned the practice.

Know why? Because fluoride makes your body absorb extra aluminum. And where does the aluminum go? Your brain. And what metal shows up alarmingly in the brains of Alzheimer's victims?

You guessed it. Aluminum.

(Hmm... maybe our health authorities have been drinking too much water?)

Source: "Don't Drink The Water" by Dr. William Campbell Douglas, M.D.

One Way To Reduce The Cost of Health Care

Is there a cure for the skyrocketing cost of health care?

Is it possible for all Americans to get coverage, while at the same time dramatically lowering costs?

Well Steven Burd, the CEO of Safeway and the founder of the Coalition to Advance Healthcare Reform, believes it can be done. And in this article in the Wall Street Journal, he discusses how.

The key, according to Burd, is a health-care plan that rewards healthy behavior.

A good analogy, says Burd, is car insurance. The government already mandates all drivers have auto insurance. If you're a good driver, you have no points and your insurance payments are low. If you're a bad driver, you have more points, and your car insurance costs more.

Why wouldn't the same thing work for health insurance companies?
"At Safeway we believe that well-designed health-care reform, utilizing market-based solutions, can ultimately reduce our nation's health-care bill by 40%." They've done it at Safeway. Why can't the sa…

What the Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know

According to Dr. Murray, author of the book, "What the Drug Companies Won't Tell You And Your Doctor Doesn't Know", our reliance on medications to cure is at the core of America's health problems.

He details how pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases are often ineffective and result in serious side effects, which are frequently hidden from the public:
According to a noted Harvard cardiologist and published studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association, more than 80 percent of coronary angioplasty and bypass operations are not necessary.Since statins were introduced in 1987, the number of people in the United States with high cholesterol has increased from 13 million to nearly 100 million.It is estimated that 70 percent of patients with chronic daily headaches suffer from drug-induced headaches.Aspirin, ibuprofen, and other nonsteroidal drugs (NSAIDs) used for arthritis lead to joint destruction by inhibiting the formation of cartilage.Acetamino…

Big Fat Lies

Clip from the DVD "Fat Head", a funny documentary about weight loss.

You can also check out the Fat Head blog here.

We have tried to watch Fat Head several times, but our two year-old toddler can make it quite difficult! But what we've managed to see so far of this documentary is very good.

Why You Got Fat

We bought this DVD documentary and not only is it highly informative, but it's humorous as well.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

There is an old joke about the drunk and the lady taking him to task over his condition.

"Why do you feel it necessary to drink?" she demanded, piously.

"Becaush it keepsh the pink elephantsh away!" he retorted.

"That's ridiculous!" she scoffed. "There are NO pink elephants around here!""

Shee?" he quipped, smugly... "Worksh perfec'ly, don't it?"

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