Perth Leadership Institute - Health http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/categories/health Sat, 22 Feb 2020 09:50:06 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Does high protein cause heart disease – and Alzheimer’s? http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/does-high-protein-cause-heart-disease-and-alzheimer-s http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/does-high-protein-cause-heart-disease-and-alzheimer-s
One of the benefits of living in a rich country is that you get a lot of high quality, nutritious food. As nations become more highly developed, they eat a lot more meat, which, as we know is nutritious and particularly high in protein. Even though there’s a bit of a trend towards a plant-based diet, the mega-trend is to eat more protein, not just ...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Fri, 31 Jan 2020 21:27:04 +0000
Alzheimer’s: What if they aren’t tangles but knots? http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/alzheimer-s-what-if-they-aren-t-tangles-but-knots http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/alzheimer-s-what-if-they-aren-t-tangles-but-knots
The Plaque Obsession I’ve been really concerned about the lack of progress on Alzheimer’s. So in early 2018 I posted on the topic (“ We urgently need a Manhattan Project for Alzheimer's !” 13 January, 2018). In my post I pointed out the research into the disease wasn’t working out because it was concerned only with amyloid plaque, that none of the ...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 18 Jan 2020 15:08:18 +0000
Is eating meat worse than vaping? http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/is-eating-meat-worse-than-vaping http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/is-eating-meat-worse-than-vaping
I just watched a Netflix documentary called " The Game Changers ". Its about how meat damages your body.  As if we needed another bad health story. I don’t have to tell you that vaping is in the news. Now we know that it does major damage to your lungs in the longer-term, albeit not as bad as tobacco. How about this meat thing though? You know, all...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Fri, 20 Dec 2019 23:05:53 +0000
Are some headaches caused by gravitational waves? http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/are-some-headaches-caused-by-gravitational-waves http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/are-some-headaches-caused-by-gravitational-waves
Yep, I know, this topic is way too out there to even consider. Whatever. There’s so much news now about black holes, gravitational waves and the like that you just can’t help thinking of weird stuff, right? After all, newspapers (the few left, that is) still publish horoscopes and millions of apparently sane people believe implicitly in them. Aren’...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 13 Jul 2019 13:51:37 +0000
Measles is so passé – how about disease-resistant humans! http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/measles-is-so-passe-how-about-disease-resistant-humans http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/measles-is-so-passe-how-about-disease-resistant-humans
So, measles is getting out of control again. Ebola is already out of control. All those diseases of childhood are making a return in some shape or form , like measles and chicken pox, even polio. Antibiotic resistant bugs are getting nastier. The cognoscenti is already parsing the meaning of the post-antibiotic era . Meanwhile the latest drugs for ...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Fri, 24 May 2019 23:58:50 +0000
DIY stem cells from bone exercise? http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/diy-stem-cells-from-bone-exercise http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/diy-stem-cells-from-bone-exercise
Stem cells are hot! They are being touted for being able to cure just about everything. Even off-the-shelf cures for cancer ! There’s a lot of quack remedies out there. On the other hand, stem cells are real and so is their potential to do good things for humans. Is there some thing we can do to help these good guys along? Well, first a couple of f...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 20 Apr 2019 11:41:51 +0000
Employers need to get serious about helping employees to exercise! http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/employers-need-to-get-serious-about-helping-employees-to-exercise http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/employers-need-to-get-serious-about-helping-employees-to-exercise
You can’t read anything these days without finding articles on how you gotta exercise. And it’s true. Exercise has enormous benefits, physical, mental, cognitive and so on. If you exercise you get all these massive benefits for free. So what’s not to like? Well clearly many people no like. The CDC estimates that only 20% of the population meet its ...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 02 Mar 2019 15:29:35 +0000
Smoking 2.0: Will second-hand vaping lead to mass nicotine addiction? http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/smoking-2-0-will-second-hand-vaping-lead-to-mass-nicotine-addiction http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/smoking-2-0-will-second-hand-vaping-lead-to-mass-nicotine-addiction
Just saw an article that claims that e-cigarettes help people quit smoking . They were, it was reported, twice as effective as gum or patches. Beautiful right? But what about the fact that these people didn’t quit imbibing nicotine? They just switched to another method which is less likely to give them lung cancer. This study by the way was publish...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:30:10 +0000
What’s the strategy if we never find a cure for Alzheimer’s? http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/what-s-the-strategy-if-we-never-find-a-cure-for-alzheimer-s http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/what-s-the-strategy-if-we-never-find-a-cure-for-alzheimer-s
I posted on Alzheimer’s early last year (“ We urgently need a Manhattan Project for Alzheimer's! ”). My thesis was that we needed more out-of-the-box thinking. So far there’s no public hints of that happening either in the scientific community or the NIH. (OK, flash release: interesting research linking gum disease with Alzheimer’s , but still way ...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 26 Jan 2019 14:59:51 +0000
There’s a way to solve the health problem of living alone! http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/there-s-a-way-to-solve-the-health-problem-of-living-alone http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/there-s-a-way-to-solve-the-health-problem-of-living-alone
You might have associated UK Prime Minister Teresa May with BREXIT. But she has another distinction. She appointed the first Minister for Loneliness ever in the UK early in 2018 . At the time I thought it was a weird idea. That shows you how little I know. The current fashionable buzz is about living alone and loneliness. The concern is that living...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 05 Jan 2019 15:25:26 +0000
Can willpower be developed through exercise? http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/can-willpower-be-developed-through-exercise http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/can-willpower-be-developed-through-exercise
Science says you can be 30 years younger, read on! As a runner I keep my eyes out for uplifting articles on the effects of exercise. So recently I was greatly uplifted by this one: “ Regular Exercise May Keep Your Body 30 Years ‘Younger ”. And no, it wasn’t an ad, it was published in August in the Journal of Applied Physiology, by researchers at Ba...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 22 Dec 2018 13:35:26 +0000
Are fruits and veggies bad for you? http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/are-fruits-and-veggies-bad-for-you http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/are-fruits-and-veggies-bad-for-you
In the category of believe it or not: “ Zoo Weans Animals Off Fruit Because Its Increased Sugar Makes Them Fat and Rots Their Teeth” . BTW the zoo is in Melbourne, Australia. Are these Aussies crazy politically correct, or just plain crazy?  Full disclosure: I’m a card (viz. passport) -carrying Australian. As in Fosters, Australian for beer. G’ day...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sun, 14 Oct 2018 01:20:39 +0000
Mental health needs disruption on a massive scale! http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/mental-health-needs-disruption-on-a-massive-scale http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/mental-health-needs-disruption-on-a-massive-scale
It's estimated that 20% of Americans have a mental disorder of some kind; BTW that’s 44 million people. Around 70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental disorder and at least 20% live with a serious mental illness. Another 20% of State prisoners has mental disorder. Nearly 1 in 2 people – that’s all of us now - will suffer f...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 29 Sep 2018 13:09:25 +0000
Is vaping actually a medical breakthrough? http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/is-vaping-actually-a-medical-breakthrough http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/is-vaping-actually-a-medical-breakthrough
If you’re a teen, or even a tween, not to mention over the hill in  your 20s, you will know that vaping is cool ; in fact way cool dude. The King of the Hill in this neck of the cottonfields is Juul , the maker of the market-leading e-cigarette. Of course, it was too good to last. The spoilsports in the FDA not to mention States legal eagles are co...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:32:30 +0000
Wrinkle recognition? http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/wrinkle-recognition http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/wrinkle-recognition
Facial recognition is hot now. The software is now so good it’s being used for crime prevention and apprehension by law agencies. This is leading to a revolution in law and order as we speak. Did you see the research that links particular types of wrinkles to heart disease? Apparently, these wrinkles are a good predictor. So, what I’m wondering is ...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 15 Sep 2018 14:42:20 +0000
Is alcohol worse than smoking? http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/is-alcohol-worse-than-smoking http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/is-alcohol-worse-than-smoking
I’m sure you noticed the recent report about drinking alcohol. It’s based on an article in the Lancet , the British medical journal. Its well-known to be an authoritative source so that gives the report a high level of street cred. In sum, the article concludes that there’s no safe level of alcohol . No matter how little you drink, it carries a def...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 08 Sep 2018 13:24:46 +0000
Will climate change cure baldness? http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/will-climate-change-cure-baldness http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/will-climate-change-cure-baldness
Yep I know that I’m raising yet another hair-(sorry) brained idea, but consider it wishful thinking on the part of a hair-deficient yet hopeful male (viz. me). My idea is that climate change will make males like me hairier. That’s why so many males don’t care about – indeed heartily wish for – climate change; the more the merrier. What evidence, yo...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Tue, 21 Aug 2018 23:05:31 +0000
How about the new amazing intermittent fasting pescatarian diet? http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/how-about-the-new-amazing-intermittent-fasting-pescatarian-diet http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/how-about-the-new-amazing-intermittent-fasting-pescatarian-diet
Paleo, keto, Mediterranean, Dr. Atkins, Weight-Watchers. So many diets, so little time to lose weight! What’s a girl to do? Your company might help you out by making you a vegetarian, as the phenom WeWork has done recently. The company will no longer serve any type of meat nor reimburse you for a burger. Tough right? It’s officially now a vegetaria...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 28 Jul 2018 12:28:32 +0000
Are electric scooters the next mega-extinction event on Earth? http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/are-electric-scooters-the-next-mega-extinction-event-on-earth http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/are-electric-scooters-the-next-mega-extinction-event-on-earth
  I suppose you have seen the latest techno-phenomenon, namely electric scooters (" Electric scooters are invading. Bird's CEO leads the charge "). Now you can go to work on them by just getting their app and unlocking the contraption. They are supposed to be leading to reductions in traffic and maybe they even are.   When I go to China I see the d...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 21 Jul 2018 13:44:20 +0000
Does mindfulness hurt business performance? http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/does-mindfulness-hurt-business-performance http://perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/does-mindfulness-hurt-business-performance
Mindfulness is hot. Google is a big proponent of mindfulness training, so that gives it the ultimate good management seal of approval? Nothing to question, right? You know I’ve got to respectfully disagree.   So what if a couple of respected researchers have evidence that mindfulness training reduces motivation? Check this out: “ Hey Boss, You Don’...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Decision-making Sat, 23 Jun 2018 11:53:11 +0000