Increase in number of gout sufferers may be due to obesity and fad diets

https://www.businessinsider.com/gout-symptoms-treatment-how-common-2019-1 A painful disease once known for afflicting wealthy kings is making a comeback, and fad diets like keto may be partly to blame Hilary Brueck Jan. 10, 2019, 8:39 AM Gout can come on suddenly, often as debilitating pain in the big toe. Shutterstock Gout is on the rise as more Americans indulge in purine-rich foods like … Continue reading Increase in number of gout sufferers may be due to obesity and fad diets

What happens to your body if you stop drinking soda?

I was able to quit smoking, have been happy to avoid a drug or alcohol problem, but diet soda? I began with Tab when it was first released. Have moved from one brand to another -- Diet Pepsi most of the time. I now drink a hard-to-admit amount of caffeine-heavy Diet Sunkist, often to the … Continue reading What happens to your body if you stop drinking soda?

Gout (of all things) is affecting people who aren’t gluttons

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2019/jan/06/gout-is-on-the-rise-and-its-not-just-gluttonous-sovereigns-who-get-it? Gout is on the rise – and it’s not just gluttonous sovereigns who get it Research shows the disease is becoming more prevalent, and laying off the port and venison is no guarantee of immunity Sun 6 Jan 2019 10.00 EST, Last modified on Mon 7 Jan 2019 07.01 EST  A section from the 1799 cartoon The Gout, by … Continue reading Gout (of all things) is affecting people who aren’t gluttons

Useful info about this winter’s flu

I've made the decision to include the graphics even tho they haven't translated to an easily readable format. Why? Because WSJ's firewall against non-subscribers reading their articles is difficult to defeat and this is important information for US residents to obtain. Six Feet, 48 Hours, 10 Days: How to Avoid Flu Here are some numbers … Continue reading Useful info about this winter’s flu

Things to not say to an older person who’s not as sharp as they were once

As I've gotten older, I'm well aware that I wasn't as sharp at 60 as I was at 30. As I go beyond that, I realize the trend is not upward. Nonetheless, like every other older person, I want my dignity to be respected. The screenshot of the introductory paragraph is practically unreadable, and the … Continue reading Things to not say to an older person who’s not as sharp as they were once

Apple Watch’s Activity Rings truly do motivate

I can certainly vouch for the somewhat surprising motivational impact of the Activity Rings on Apple Watches. Am not a particularly athletic person but thoroughly enjoy the closing of a ring, whether it's for standing, high levels of activity, or simply moving more than a couch potato. It'll be a study for someone how one … Continue reading Apple Watch’s Activity Rings truly do motivate

Hair colors to make you look your best

So many articles about looking your best are repetitive -- nothing new here folks, move along. I've been coloring my hair for the last 15 years or so, mostly by adding highlights of various colors -- currently purple (as the best color to contrast with my overall color and as the best accent for my … Continue reading Hair colors to make you look your best