Swine Flu Prevention Tips
Here are 10 ways to keep your body boosted and your immune system ready to fight infection.
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Swine flu is all over England, as you've probably read, and I'm wondering if I ought to emulate the Italian students pictured here arriving in the UK with masks on as a prophylactic against the virus. Are these things effective? They've always struck me as all about psychological reassurance, not about keeping the flu away. But I don't know. That link takes you to a Time magazine story, which b ...
The Food Standards Agency of the British government has released results of an exhaustive comparative study -- the most comprehensive ever -- of food grown organically, versus conventionally, and has concluded that organic meat and produce is only marginally more nutritious than non-organic. I can't say that's a big surprise to me. As I noted in "Crunchy Cons," one ought to be skeptical of big n ...
by Lynn Hayes The swine flu began as a mysterious strain of flu, a mixture of swine, bird and human flu strains, just as Chiron and Neptune were moving closer towards their exact conjunction. At the time I wrote of my suspicion over the sudden appearance of this hybrid strain of flu. After all, it wasn't long ago that scientists recreated the Spanish flu virus that killed an estimat ...
As human beings, it's in our natures to dream big. And as a species, we've done some astonishing things. Today, for instance, marks the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing and moon walk--a mission we achieved, in part, to impress and intimidate our cold-war rivals. Now the astronauts from the Apollo missions (especially Buzz Aldrin ) are publicly urging President Obama to ...
Next week at this time I'll be back in England, poking around in the neighborhood of Bath, choogling proper beer, avoiding (one hopes) swine flu, and getting ready to go back to Cambridge to present my Templeton paper about Traditional Chinese Medicine, Eastern Orthodoxy and a holistic approach to health. I'm trying to finish the dang thing today, but it's rough sledding. I'm up to my eyeballs in ...
Non-Catholics may not realize that Catholics may receive the Host (= communion wafer) either on the tongue (the traditional way) or in hand (the far more common way today). When I was a Catholic, I received on the tongue normally -- that is, except when I was sick -- as a sign of respect for the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. A few times when I was traveling, I'd find a priest who recoi ...
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