Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday's health links

First up, Go Canucks! Second, congratulations to everyone who ran the Vancouver Sun Run yesterday. What a lovely sunny day you had - you deserved it. You're better people than I. :-)

Now, on with the links...
  1. Drs. Oz and Roizen on why sugar is really bad for you. And though the American Heart Association wants women to limit themselves to 6 to 7 teaspoons a day, and men to 10, these docs want you to eat even less. Remember to carefully check the labels of the foods you are eating; processed foods are where most sugars you consume are hiding. Another reason to cut processed foods out of your diet.
  2. A comprehensive article on how to reduce your BPA exposure. San Francisco Chronicle.
  3. To screen or not to screen for prostate cancer. The Western Star.
  4. Too many Canadians don't have access to enough safe, affordable, nutritious food. The new report, Resetting the Table: A People's Food Policy for Canada, calls for more local production, processing and distribution of food, a new school-lunch program and more environmentally-friendly farming practices.
  5. More on the shift to cancer prevention strategies. In comment threads, some people are voicing anger with this approach. After all, fit people with healthy diets still get breast cancer. But until we know why, I am going to continue to make healthier lifestyle and dietary choices.
  6. A director of cancer research weighs in on the prevention vs. cure debate. lfpress
Finally, I am totally rocking the poached egg on sauteed spinach for breakfast these days. Yum yum yum. I heartily recommend it.


    1. Steaming the spinach in the microwave works too. Poached eggs sounds like a good idea I think I will go eat one for breakfast.

    2. I went on a spinach bender this week. :-) Now it is all gone and I am down to frozen kale. I think Bunny and I are going to have to make a grocery store run today.

      Both boys ate poached eggs for breakfast yesterday. I don't understand how kids who won't eat gravy will eat runny egg yolks. Go figure.