Month: February 2008

EGGciting News!

The egg appears to be the healthiest staple food on the planet.  The egg is nutrient rich containing 13 essential vitamins and minerals and all 9 essential amino acids.  An egg only contains 72 calories and provides 6.29 g of protein.  So, why is the American public afraid to eat such a wonderful healthy food […]

Smoking a Private Issue or a Public Problem?

I am generally for less government interference in my life and the freedom to make informed personal choices.     I have never been a smoker but have known several in my lifetime, so I struggle with the public ban on cigarette smoking.  This however may be a personal choice that someone else makes that […]

Fluoridation: How safe is your water?

If you had asked me 6 months ago what I thought about fluoride in my water, I would have told you it was a good thing.  All that fluoride was great for my teeth.  That was the marketing I was exposed to and accepted.  I was told growing up that fluoride prevents tooth decay and […]

Sleep Apnea

According to recent statistics, at least 12 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea.  Sleep apnea is a health condition that happens when one’s breathing during sleep stops for a while, usually 10 seconds or longer.  Its severity is measured by the frequency of episodes per hour, 5 to 45 times per hour.  Do you think […]

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

Again, it can’t be stressed enough, early detection is imperative in combating prostate cancer.  The challenge is that in the early stages there are no symptoms of prostate cancer.  By the time symptoms appear in the form of urinary complications, the cancer has spread beyond the prostate.