kitchen table math, the sequel: Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

picture t/k


Catherine Johnson said...

I've been bingeing on health books and am, finally, winding down: 1 1/2 more to go.

Can't wait to get back to phonics!

And math!

Catherine Johnson said...

health books, fyi:

The China Study by T. Colin Campbell (the best!)
Anti-Cancer by David Servan-Schreiber (also the best!)
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn (fantastic)
Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes by Neal D. Barnard
Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman

reading now:
The Longevity Factor: How Resveratrol and Red Wine Activate Genes for a Longer and Healthier Life by Joseph Maroon

coming up:
Hormones and Your Health: The Smart Woman's Guide to Hormonal and Alternative Therapies for Menopause by Winnifred Cutler

Of course, there's also my stash of books on dialysis and heart failure to tend to...but I'm dipping in and out of those.

PhysicistDave said...


When you finish the resveratrol book, I'd really like to see your informed comments: some of the stuff I've seen sounds too good to be true. Should we all be taking resveratrol tablets (I take it one cannot possibly drink enough wine to get the recommended dosage!) or is it all just hype?

And, I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

All the best,

Dave Miller in Sacramento

Tracy W said...

Happy new year all!

Catherine Johnson said...

ok, I still have to get that picture loaded...

Hi, Tracy!

Dave - sheesh. Resveratrol sounds too good to be true, and my rule with anything health-related is that if it sounds too good to be true, that's because it is.

That's my rule generally, as a matter of fact.

At the moment, I'm swayed by Campbell (China Study - wonderful book). Campbell thinks that isolating phytochemicals and counting on them to provide a miraculous health benefit is wrong, which is exactly what people are attempting to do with resveratrol formulations.

On the other hand, I am taking resveratrol, so there you have it.

Plus I've narrowed down my life-extending glass of red wine habit to a daily life-extending glass of pinot noir.