24 December 2009

Compliments of the Season

Best wishes for the holidays and for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010

With greetings at this time of the year - and so many religions, it can be difficult to get the wording right. For example:

In the old days, it was not called the 'Holiday Season'.
The Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church.
The Jews called it 'Hanukah' and went to synagogue.
The atheists went to parties and drank.

People passing each other on the street would say "Merry Christmas!", "Happy Hanukah!" or they would shout to the atheists "Look out for that wall!"

There are three poems for the season which you will like here. Written by members of THINCS, these are both appropriate to the season and to my websites.

And, as you will want to be with the family rather than reading lots of stuff, I'll just leave you with this:


Best wishes


07 December 2009

The reporting of a new study illustrates how the public are misinformed

Supports Chapter One: Trick to Treat and Chapter 5: Fats - From Tonic to Toxic

A new study, published in the December 2009 edition of the medical journal, Gut, shows that linoleic acid, the major fatty acid in all 'healthy' vegetable margarines and cooking oils increases the risk of some serious intestinal conditions.

But that's only half the story. The other half is the way this study has been reported, not just in the news media, but also on 'health' websites.

Linoleic acid is found in the largest quantities in polyunsaturated vegetable margarines and cooking oils. But we have been told these are 'healthy', so this new study is proving to be a bit embarrassing. So what do they do? Easy, blame it on what 'we all know' is unhealthy: red meat - even though red meat contains very little linoleic acid!

Read the article here.