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Leather? Vegan? Hypocrite? Realist?

J Morris Hicks | February 25, 13 at 04:23 AM | Animals

Read More: animal suffering, exploitation of animals

From time to time, one of my readers asks me about our use of animal products---other than their food products like flesh, milk or eggs. I am primarily talking about their skins for our shoes, hand-bags, coats, car seats,...

What will Lance do now? Although disgraced at the moment...

J Morris Hicks | January 22, 13 at 07:34 AM | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Lance Armstrong, real causes of cancer, the real truth about cancer

Like President Clinton, he is a winner and he will return. So why did Lance choose to come forward now? Many are saying that he did it for selfish reasons---just so he could participate in sanctioned races. But I...

FLU Shots. Why I never get them anymore.

J Morris Hicks | January 15, 13 at 06:36 AM | Health

Read More: flu shots

I can't remember when I had my last flu shot. Probably fifteen or twenty years ago. Does that explain why I had a bout with the swine flu in November of 2009? Since I never went to the doctor,...

Massive Food Problem. Mark Bittman recommends patience.

J Morris Hicks | January 3, 13 at 05:44 AM | Food, Green, Health

I recommend LEADERSHIP! Once again, let me say it up front---when it comes to our food system, Mark Bittman is the most knowledgeable journalist on the planet. He totally "gets it" about the health, environmental and sustainability issues. But...

$132,000/year cancer drug. Guess who's paying for it?

J Morris Hicks | December 28, 12 at 04:06 AM | Health

Read More: cost of cancer drugs

  Retired business journalist tells his story in the New York Times. Former Money Magazine editor Frank Lalli On 12-1-12, I noticed a story by Frank Lalli, entitled A Health Insurance Detective Story. He was writing about the nightmare endured while trying to...

Dr. Oz---still promoting the diet gimmick of the month

J Morris Hicks | December 17, 12 at 12:54 PM | Celebrities, Food

Read More: cholesterol myth, Dr. Oz cholesterol

The Doctors Who Say Everything You Know About Cholesterol Is Wrong That was the title of the lead segment of the Dr. Oz show on 12-11-12. While he occasionally presents some very helpful information (See my "home run" blog below),...

Prostate cancer victim issues a challenge...

J Morris Hicks | December 7, 12 at 03:44 AM | Health

Read More: prostate cancer

...Start helping us get this need addressed so those of us suffering can rejoin the human race.    The PSA Blue Ribbon After reading my blog (see link below) about the prostate cancer victim who regretted his radiation treatment,...

Dr. Oz on the cover of TIME; More "confusion over clarity"

J Morris Hicks | November 28, 12 at 03:01 AM | Celebrities

  This time the title is Give Frozen Foods A Chance Well, Dr. Oz has done it again. He's back on the cover of TIME with a story that's guaranteed to keep the consumers confused about food. But then, that's exactly...

Congratulations Mr. President. Now you have time to fix ObamaCare!

J Morris Hicks | November 15, 12 at 03:43 AM | Celebrities

Read More: Fixing ObamaCare

And the solution is right under your nose---it's the FOOD! Dear President Obama, Congratulations on winning your second term. I concluded long ago that it would take a second-term president to make any serious headway in replacing our toxic...

Animal suffering. An oft-forgotten consequence of our food choices.

J Morris Hicks | November 9, 12 at 07:10 AM | Animals

Read More: Animal suffering, milk and egg animals suffer too

Out of sight---out of mind After close to 700 consecutive daily blogs, I have written about the needless suffering of animals 27 times. But lately, I have been writing mainly about sustainability issues and the need for corporate CEOs...

A case for awarding the Nobel Prize to Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. and T. Colin Campbell

J Morris Hicks | October 31, 12 at 03:55 AM | Health

Read More: Nobel Prize Campbell Esselstyn

  Nobel Prize in Chemistry; All about the drugs---and the $$ Finding Better Drugs Makes Lots of Money---whereas, promoting health and avoiding disease does not. For that reason, we hear news every day about the continuous search for high-tech drugs...

Top 10 "Zingers"---food choices & the presidential debates

J Morris Hicks | October 21, 12 at 04:07 AM | Health

Read More: Food choices presidential debates

Debate season is full of zingers, gotchas, one-liners & sound-bytes Lots of zingers, but neither candidate is talking about the most important issues in the world. With the election only a few weeks away, I thought it was time to...

Arthritis, MS, Lupus & more...a total of 81 success stories

J Morris Hicks | October 16, 12 at 05:55 AM | Health

Read More: Success stories

Got a health problem? The right diet for our species just might fix it. Last week, I heard from a good friend who was asking about a specific medical condition from which she was suffering. Since that time, I...

Riding the cancer train to fame and fortune

J Morris Hicks | October 8, 12 at 04:48 AM | Health

Read More: making money in the cancer business

A privileged few get filthy rich---while innocent millions suffer Two news stories caught my attention this week. One from Boston, the other from Los Angeles. Both were stories about how big money is being made in the cancer industry....

Why are insurance companies not "really" promoting health?

J Morris Hicks | October 3, 12 at 03:23 AM | Health

Read More: insurance companies and promoting health

"How Insurers Can Help" was the headline. According to the 9-30-12 article, they can help reduce the cost of health care by replacing "fee for service" with "fixed budgets" that reward doctors for delivering less service. This is what...

How many PhDs does it take to change a light bulb...

J Morris Hicks | September 25, 12 at 05:37 AM | Health

Read More: nutritional scientists optimal diet, scientific integrity and diet

  or to figure out what we should be eating?   With thousands working on it already; maybe we should challenge their methodology of study---because what they're telling us is not working.Three articles caught my attention this week and my...

Slashing the cost of health care in businesses...

J Morris Hicks | September 18, 12 at 10:35 AM | Health

Read More: reducing the cost of health care

Anywhere from 10% to 50%---depending on leadership Background. For most businesses in the United States, disease and the cost of health care is a huge problem. Not only does "disease care" cost a lot of money, it also takes its...

Poetry, quantum physics, vegan diet---and the NFL?

J Morris Hicks | September 9, 12 at 11:38 AM | Celebrities

Read More: arian foster vegan, athletic performance vegan, vegan athletes

Not your typical stereotype of a professional football player Appearing on CBS This Morning (9-5-12) was the "NFL's Most Interesting Man,"Arian Foster of the Houston Texans. Not drafted after playing for the University of Tennessee, Arian thought at first that his...

The constancy of confusion about food & health...

J Morris Hicks | September 6, 12 at 04:54 AM | Health

Read More: confusion over clarity, simplicity and clarity about food and health

 ...makes a Herculean task --- that much more daunting. In the past week, there have been lots of news reports about organic foods and whether or not they're worth the additional cost to consumers. Since half of those "organic" foods...

Todd Akin, David Letterman and the dearth of true leadership

J Morris Hicks | August 24, 12 at 11:11 AM | Celebrities

Read More: sustainability of the human race

Better talk about Todd Akin now; cause he's gonna be old news soon. Congressman Todd Akin, Missouri Republican Congressman Todd Akin is getting a lot of heat these days---for apparently stating how he really felt about the abortion issue....