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Is It Worth It to Get Vaccinated Against H1N1? October 18, 2009

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I have not felt inclined to get flu shots, although my Japanese friends look at me like I’m crazy when I say so. But today I finally found an article that backs up my hesitation. This article is long, but worth reading–at least some of it to get the gist and to see the basic thinking and questions raised.

Does the Vaccine Matter?

By Shannon Brownlee and Jeanne Lenzer, The Atlantic, November 2009

Drive too fast along Red Lion Road, beside Philadelphia’s Northeast Airport, and you will miss the low-rise cement building where the biotech company MedImmune has been quietly pumping out swine flu vaccine at about a million doses a week. (more…)


Sugar’s the Main Villain in My Book October 8, 2009

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It’s hard to believe that I’m writing about sugar again, after several earlier posts and more-or-less promising I’d leave the subject alone. I suspected that many of you were tired of hearing about it. But I was happy to read 2 more confirmation recently that there are still plenty of people out there who firmly believe that sugar (especially large amounts of it) is to be avoided if one wants to stay healthy.

As I mentioned before, I have a voracious sweet tooth when I indulge it, and I did indulge it when I was young. However, I cut back considerably during most of my adult years, but until quite recently could still easily binge when temptation overtook me. Apparently, according to my herbal doctor, it took its toll on my body in more ways than one. (more…)