Wednesday, March 15, 2017

ESSENTIAL TREMOR STUDY LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS

A notice from the International Essential Tremor Foundation:

Dr. Elan Louis at Yale University is spearheading an important new research initiative. This National Institute of Health (NIH) funded study aims to better understand the lifestyle habits of essential tremor (ET) families. We are calling on the assistance of the ET community and their families to help us with this new research. Your help is really important.

The research team is now interested in contacting and meeting with:

  • The brothers, sisters, and children of people with ET.
An eligible participant must:
  • Not have ET (You didn't misread this, we are interested in unaffected people)
  • Be at least 40 years old
  • Not have Parkinson's disease or dystonia
  • Be willing to undergo a 2 hour health evaluation in your home. This will include, questionnaires, a formal assessment of your health and diet, a videotaped neurological exam, and a blood draw. 
This is a nationwide study, in which we will travel to meet with you individually at a date and time convenient for you. There are no costs associated with your participation; in fact you will be compensated for your time.  

If you are interested or have any questions, please call (203) 785-6169 or e-mail rulet@yale.edu.

Monday, March 6, 2017

BIRD FLU: THOUSANDS OF BIRDS EUTHANIZED ON TYSON-CONTRACTED FARM



Due to a strain of the bird flu, 73,500 birds had to be euthanized on a Tyson Foods farm in Tennessee. According to reports, no infected birds entered the food supply. Gee, I wonder how they know that for sure. This is just another of the many reasons not to eat factory-farmed animals. Eat less meat and when you do, eat organic. 

Source: Associated Press
Image courtesy of koko-tewan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Friday, March 3, 2017

FALL-BACK FRIDAY: VIDEO OF THE OSMONDS SINGING YO-YO




The Osmonds---a group from my childhood and a song with lyrics that seem to be the story of my life. "First I'm up, then I'm down....just like a yo-yo!" Makes me smile, which lowers cortisol (stress) levels, and makes me want to go get a glass of milk. Except these days, it's soy or almond milk. For those of you who are too young to know, the Osmonds are Mormons. Mormons don't drink alcohol, coffee, or tea. Therefore, it was assumed by many that they only drank milk.  Not true. Pretty sure they drank fruit juice. 😇😀 

Happy Friday! 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

IS THE CHICKEN AT SUBWAY FAKE?


 
A study found that Subway's chicken contains less than 50 percent chicken DNA. What's the rest? Soy fillers. Soy is genetically modified. This is one of the many reasons why you should not eat fast food. You don't know what you are consuming. Buy your own organic chicken and make your own sandwiches. Much safer.