Monday, June 23, 2014


This is one of the best slideshows I've seen in a while. It makes important points. The incidence of type II diabetes is increasing in association with the increasing weight of our population. At some point, I'll bring up the subject of wheat in this equation, but for the moment, do a search on wheat and diabetes. TYPE II DIABETES

Friday, June 20, 2014


This is an increasingly important discussion. Adding vitamin D may be problematic due to its presence in foods, supplements, and due to the amount of sun exposure. VITAMIN D: HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH

Sunday, June 15, 2014


I extracted and simplified this information from an article in Psychiatric Times June 14, 2014. The article was fairly technical, but the information is so important that I tried to make it easier to understand. I hope I succeeded.. RESEARCH TO PREVENT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Whether in's increased incidence or increased diagnosis, the threat of Alzheimer's hangs over everyone as they age. While 'senior moments' are not Alzheimer's and dementia is a disease, not an eventuality of aging, the threat is real. This is a valuable slide show: WARNING SIGNS FOR DEMENTIA

Thursday, June 5, 2014


SAW RECENT PUBLICATIONS ON ADVICE DURING THE SUMMER HEAT, BUT THEY WERE TOO TECHNICAL. THIS IF FROM THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND IT MAKES ALL THE IMPORTANT POINTS. LARRY With temperatures soaring across the country its important to know what to do during a heat wave and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and hyperthermia. In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. The following hyperthermia safety checklist has been provided by the American Red Cross: Heat Exhaustion - signs include cool, moist, pale or flushed skin; heavy sweating; headache; nausea; dizziness; weakness; and exhaustion. • Move the person to a cooler place. Remove or loosen tight clothing and apply cool, wet cloths or towels to the skin. Fan the person. If the person is conscious, give small amounts of cool water to drink. Make sure the person drinks slowly. Watch for changes in the condition. • If the person refuses water, vomits or begins to lose consciousness, call 9-1-1. Heat Stroke - signs include hot, red skin which may be dry or moist; changes in consciousness; vomiting; and high body temperature. • Heat stroke is life-threatening, call 9-1-1 immediately. • Move the person to a cooler place. Quickly cool the person's body by giving care as you would for heat exhaustion. Continue rapid cooling by applying ice or cold packs wrapped in a cloth to the wrists, ankles, groin, neck and armpits. Heat Cramps - are muscular pains and spasms that usually occur in the legs or abdomen caused by exposure to high heat and humidity and loss of fluids and electrolytes. Heat cramps are often an early sign that the body is having trouble with the heat. Health-related factors that may increase the risk of hyperthermia include: • Being dehydrated: not drinking enough on hot days. • Impaired blood circulation and inefficient sweat glands • Heart, lung and kidney diseases, as well as any illness that causes weakness or fever • High blood pressure or other conditions that require changes in diet • Reduced sweating, caused by medications such as diuretics, sedatives, tranquilizers and certain heart and blood pressure drugs • Taking several drugs for various conditions. It is important to discuss possible problems with a physician • Being substantially overweight or underweight • Drinking alcoholic beverages