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Comment by Randall Smith on Monday

Dr. Mercola says "NO!" to flu shots. The only time I ever remember getting the flu was the only year I got a flu shot--40 years ago.

Well, I'm into my winter exercise routine now. That means no more outdoor walking, whether it be down the road or on the golf course. I can walk in the basement, just fewer miles. I'm beginning my "high intensity interval training" workouts now. It'll get the ol' heart a-pumping, a cardio addition I wasn't getting by simply walking. My "HIIT" regiman includes boxing, stationary bike, weight lifting and some running. Not all at once--just a rotation for variety.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 30, 2014 at 5:33pm

Got my flu shot today.  The nurse asked if I had a pneumonia shot after 65.  I said no.  She said they recommended it, so I got that also.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 26, 2014 at 7:24am

I don't care what the rest of America thinks of our president. I love him!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 24, 2014 at 10:57pm

President Obama hugs Ebola-free nurse

Nina Pham released from the NIH in Maryland on Thursday

Coconut oil for a skin rash. I'll try to remember that, Plinius.

Comment by Plinius on October 22, 2014 at 5:06am

A kind neighbour gave me a cheap and healthy solution for a rash of unknown origin, possibly stress-related. My GP talked of allegy and gave me a big jar of hydrocortizone cream - not something you want to use on your whole body twice a day. The neighbour gave me a jar of coconut oil. I tried that first, and got rid of the rash within a week.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 17, 2014 at 7:27am

Deidre, this site has been rather dormant for awhile. I just wish it carried a different photo. Yuck to that muscle man. To answer your question, I quit serious running last year at age 70. Hate running in the winter snow and ice and cold, and in the summer, I walk 18 holes of golf (6 mi), so I'm too pooped to go running. If you decide to enter, good luck with the training and all! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 15, 2014 at 4:11pm

I don't read Oprah, Dr. Oz, Deepak Chopra and Dr. Joe, John, Dick or "whatever his name is". They give some good behavioral information, but too often they work against mature, healthy adult behaviors. I don't know about their medical advice. 

I do like Dr "what's his name" when he says, "How's it work'n for you?"

I live in silver, lead and uranium mining country and I was told that miners were instructed to drink their own urine when out of drinking water. Now, I am going to read what you posted, Spud, and see what is the correct thing to do. 

Well, I am glad I didn't drink any urine, as if I would. I wonder what the protocol is for miners? If drinking make things worse, even as there is the temporary benefit, then it isn't a good thing to do. I did run across a site that recommended drinking urine for skin problems. Guess I will delete that one as "Not a good idea"! 

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 15, 2014 at 2:46pm

When I first started watching Oz, I became annoyed with the way he presented things.  Kind of like he was presenting a show to children.  Then, I noticed he supported questionable and pseudo scientific advice.  That's when I stopped watching.

I've also stopped watching "The Doctors" for similar reasons, even though they aren't near as bad as Oz.  They sometimes talk about questionable medical procedures and medicines, not supporting them, but not criticizing them either.  I also don't like them advertising for certain companies.  Seems like conflicts of interest.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 15, 2014 at 7:53am

I'm certainly not one of Oz's fans. I just don't like his "know it all" attitude, plus his speech impediment (or whatever it is). Then, his advice--it's sometimes off the wall, and downright wrong.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 14, 2014 at 12:29pm

Mehmet Oz, M.D., has been blasted again by two critics:

• Benjamin Mazer, a third-year medical student at the University of Rochester, is trying to enlist medical associations to combat the potential negative impact on public health of what he calls Oz's "pseudo health advice." In a recent interview, he described widespread concern expressed by physicians about the harm they see happen day-to-day with their patients. [Meet the medical student who wants to bring down Dr. Oz. Vox, Oct 12, 2014]

• Joe Schwarcz, who directs McGill University's Office for Science and Society, has debunked Oz's darmatic attack on an herbicide designed to kill weeds in corn and soy fields without harming the crops. [Schwarcz J. Right Chemistry: We need rational discussion about pesticides, without rhetoric. Montreal Gazette, Oct 11, 2014]

 

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