Category Archives: Health

New diseases are a predictable result of our attack on nature

This was one of my conclusions in 1972, after 9 months of studying the available evidence. We have had “lucky” calls with Ebola, Zika, SARS, AIDS and several others. Our luck is still holding: despite the global panic, COVID19 is … Continue reading

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Should you exercise? And how much?

I have been an exercise addict from 11 years of age, so for me it’s a given. I have kept up my regular exercise routine, and as always, it is one of the things that enables me to keep going, … Continue reading

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How to have a vibrant social distancing experience

Scott Kelly was in charge of the International Space Station for a year, so his advice on how to deal with social distancing is worth considering. Here is a thing I find interesting and validating. Every one of his recommendations … Continue reading

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Virus or no, climate change is still a bigger threat

COVID19 may well end up killing millions of people. It is a severe crisis. However, climate change has already killed tens of millions of people, and is likely to kill billions. So, it is important to understand the natural mechanisms … Continue reading

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It’s Real…Really

Originally posted on Tas Through the Looking Glass:
WHATEVER YOU CALL it, Reiki, Bio-energy healing, energy manipulation, or just plain hoo-doo, it all comes down to the same thing…the ability to positively affect the energy field and well-being of another.…

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Virus! Virus! Here is sane advice from Prof John Wilson, president-elect of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Entire countries shut down. Stores stripped bare. School closures! Is it the end of the world? No, it’s just a new strain of the flu. Yes, sensible precautions are necessary. Please read what an expert says about it. You will … Continue reading

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How I deal with a virus gone viral

The COVID19 virus is a beatup. Yes, it needs to be contained, but media-whipped panic is counterproductive. Here is my response: It’s not in my area as yet. All the same, I see people wearing face masks (which have low … Continue reading

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Yet another way coal is a killer

That reason is mercury. I didn’t know until reading this report, but coal burning releases mercury into the atmosphere. Eventually, that ends up in the sea, and evaporating water can have it suspended in coastal fog. Humans and other animals … Continue reading

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Yvonne Rowan reviews From Depression to Contentment

Are you steeped in depression? Feeling sad, but don’t know why? Plunged into a seemingly endless grief? What if you met someone whose greatest joy in life (yes, greatest joy) is to take you gently by the hand and lead … Continue reading

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White crocodiles

Yesterday, I had a sore throat, and a slightly runny nose. I actually decided not to go on my regular bike ride. Today, it’s gone. Everything is fine. Why? I used the guided imagery script I have for dealing with … Continue reading

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