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Raw milk - Fit for human consumption?


This is provocative reading for anyone interested in raw dairy. In my opinion, the article is biased, but it is still worth reading, especially if you have read my prior article entitled Where can I find real milk products?.

Many people seemed to think it was strange that I would purchase raw milk and then boil it. I did that (I don't purchase raw milk now because my supplier disappeared) for several reasons. However, the boiling was not strictly for sanitation. When prepared a certain way, the boiled milk can be healthier than raw milk according to Ayurveda.

Ranking the Safety of Nutritional Supplements


Almost anything we consume can potentially have side effects if we consume it improperly or in excess. Many of us recognize the benefits we can gain from using nutritional supplements. But even the supplements we take in an efforts to be healthier can sometimes cause us problems if we are not careful. Therefore, I created a list that ranks the safety of the various categories of nutritional supplements.

Note that even the safest of these examples need to be carefully consumed according to precise knowledge of their appropriate use.

"You owe it to yourself to see this film" - Roger Ebert


You also owe it to yourself to read this review. After reading Roger Ebert's review of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth", I am going to make sure I see the movie.


Glaucoma from a designer's perspective

I got a laugh out of this. Damien Katz was speaking to web designers when he said:

"You don't have Glaucoma. You don't know anybody with Glaucoma. You have no reason ever to visit a Glaucoma website.

Until now.

Association Of International Glaucoma Societies

Click the link dammit. I promise you, you need to see this site. (w/ audio on for full effect)"

The comments are good. Here is one:

Proview Eye Pressure Monitor - WARNING

In my experience, the Proview Eye Pressure Monitor (home tonometer) is not accurate. For me, it fails to corrrelate with professional tonometer measurements at all. This statement is just based on my personal experience. However, as I prepared to write this article, I did a quick search on the web and I found an article from the journal Ophthalmology that is titled "The Proview Phosphene Tonometer Fails to Measure Ocular Pressure Accurately in Clinical Practice."

Glucosamine test for joints - product comparison


Several years ago I became convinced that glucosamine sulfate is effective for helping painful and damaged joints. Now, I think this is generally accepted as true. However, when I first started looking into glucosamine, there was not nearly as much general acceptance for its effectiveness.

What convinced me that glucosamine can be effective was using it on my dog who had very bad arthritis in his hips, as shown by X-Rays. He also had a lot of pain and was unable to play or run. However, after about 2 weeks of glucosamine supplementation my dog became able to run and play, and he obviously had a lot less pain. I think it is fairly safe to rule out much (or any) of a placebo effect - especially because I had already been giving my dog some other vitamins and medications, so I doubt he could detect any change in routine. (The breeder had recommended a general vitamin that I gave my dog his whole life.)