Sunday, March 15, 2015

Emuslifiers to Avoid?

My family is trying a new experiment.

Two common emulsifiers, carboxymethyl cellulose and polysorbate 80, exacerbate metabolic inflammation in mice (and perhaps people).


My wife's celiac certainly has an inflammation component.  So we're avoiding those emulsifiers to see if that has any positive effect.

(We buy few packaged foods.  This might applies only to our ice cream purchases.)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ice or Heat?

Due to insurance changes, I have started to visit a chiropractor instead of Golden Apple Healthcare for my myofascial treatments.  So far so good.

One of his new patient papers was a general overview about using ice or heat.  Its information seemed worth archiving on my blog.

Ice

When - Use ice after an acute injury, such as a sprain, or after activities that irritate a chronic injury, such as shin splints.

How - Place an ice pack directly over the injured area for 30 minutes.  Remove it for 60 minutes  Repeat four to six times per day.

Heat

When - Use before activities that irritate a chronic injuries such as muscle strains.  Heat can help loosen tissues and relax injured areas.  Do not use heat on acute injuries!

How - Use a heating pad or wet towel for up to 20 minutes.  Never apply heat while sleeping.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fidelity Picks ETFs for Q1 2015

A quick blog post, primarily to share this link with someone...


Fidelity has a "screener" tool to help its members pick ETF(s) based upon investment preferences.

They recently published an article that contains examples of sensible preferences and which ETFs the tool would suggest.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Gallant Starts Preschool

Gallant starts preschool today.  (I mentioned this a week ago.)

He was so excited!


And, of course, did not want to go home.


I had three hours without him.  The car and house are noticeably cleaner, and  I was able to do four shopping errands.