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  • Archive for March, 2009

    A Green Site

    Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

    Yahoo, has a nice little site dedicated to promoting a greener environment. Try going to it to learn what you can do to improve our world. One article I likedwas about water filters. It states that if a person were to get 8 glasses of water a day via bottled water, it would cost $1,400 […]

    How to Eat

    Monday, March 30th, 2009

    Michael Pollan, author of the must read books, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, was interviewed by Daniel DeNoon over at WebMD recently. He made a fantastic list of 7 rules for eating which I think everyone should follow. If you do, it is sure to improve your health dramatically. The 7 rules […]

    Possible Cautionary Use of Glycine in Prostate Cancer

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

    In the February 12, 2009 issue of Nature, researchers led by Sreekumar reported on the correlation between the progression of prostate cancer and the amino acid sarcosine. SarcosineĀ is derived from glycine and methionine through methylation pathways. Functionally low levels of vitamin B2, aka riboflavincan cause a build-up of sarcosine as well as low folic acid […]

    Pesticides in Your Fruit and Vegetables – When to Buy Organic

    Thursday, March 12th, 2009

    As anyone who has ever been to one of my lectures can tell you, one of my favorite websites is the one for the Environmental Working Group. Well they just upped their usefullness by posting a listing of the fruits and vegetables with the highest and lowest levels of pesticides. If you print out the […]

    Organic and Locally Grown Food May Not be Humanities Answer

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

    Mother Jones is one of those cutting edge journalism magazines that uncovers truths in the world that are not so apparent. In a brilliantly written article by Paul Roberts, he makes the case that buying organic and locally grown foods while noble ideas, may not fix the food problems our world has. One quote from […]