Eating Habits

A brilliance struck me. Unexpectedly! I research food and beverage trends as part of my job, therefore to find and read Ian Spreadbury’s “Comparison with ancestral diets suggests dense acellular carbohydrates promote an inflammatory microbiota, and may be the primary dietary cause of leptin resistance and obesity” was normal. As I finished the article, I sat back in my chair and exhaled. I smiled. Continue reading “Eating Habits”

Speaking of Dietary Guidelines

The New York Times article prompted me to think, why do we need updated food guidelines?  There is no good reason.  The basics of food have been understood for ages.  New products, and new science results seem to merely reinforce what was already assumed.  The standard for communicating advice should be—the tried and true.  Until,  the tried and true are proven false.  Continue reading “Speaking of Dietary Guidelines”

Healthcare Reform–Reflections

The thing I don’t get about health-care reform is, how are we going to balance the right to receive, with an incentive to perform.  The more I think about, we should lose the perspective of right and wrong solutions, and focus on balancing conflicting forces.

As the government takes profit out of specializing in medical services (in the media they say control costs, reduce fraud, and other creative terms), they will drive people willing to provide medical services out of the business.   And without people innovating: creating new machines, discovering new drugs, or perfecting treatments, for example, the quality of health care will lower.

Yet, the society must Continue reading “Healthcare Reform–Reflections”

The heat is on to perform circumcision

South Africa Is Seen to Lag in H.I.V. Fight – NYTimes.com.

A related look to my post of last night.  Clearly this phenomena was part of the driving behavior for the scientific experiment in Uganda.   Worth noting, is the scientific support that circumcision is a good health practice.  Note though, that this article only references transfer of HIV from women to men, not men to women.

As such I stand by my earlier thoughts, Continue reading “The heat is on to perform circumcision”