GOING WELLNUTS

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February 13, 2014

Clichés

I hate clichés. They are a lazy person’s way to have, and end, a conversation. There are so many problems with clichés. Take for example some popular ones on health and wellness: ·         A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety (Aesop – Fables): Is the crust whole wheat? Is it gluten-free? Was the banquet vegan, lacto-ovo, kosher, halal, low-purine, high-fiber, or just your mainstream artery-clogging, cholesterol-enhancing, BMI-busting, cardiac-arresting fare? Details please. ·         Early to bed, early to rise, makes a person healthy, wealthy, and wise: This quote does not tell you anything useful, such as when exactly to go to bed, what time zone we are talking about, how do you define wealthy and how to account for inflation since Ben Franklin coined the phrase. We scientists need more specifics than generalities. ·         I believe God allows us to make U-turns in life (Mormon website): Does that rule apply across all states? I don’t think God visited Miami lately. If I tried to make some U-turns in Miami I’d get killed. ·         The man who doesn’t relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots standing […]
January 31, 2014

MSNBC and Obamacare to blame for Atlanta storm

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal offered a long list of excuses for his failed response to warnings of a major approaching storm. First he blamed the National Weather Service. Then he blamed his wife for not waking him up when the storm was upgraded from catastrophic to horrendous. He finally settled on Obamacare. “Obamacare is having a much more negative impact on our country than we anticipated,” he said. Meanwhile, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who was being honored as Georgian of the Year when snow started falling, kept blaming MSNBC for showing pictures of the highways, and not of Atlanta proper, which, he claimed, was up and running again after only 30 hours and tens of thousands of motorists freezing their butts for 12 hours in their cars! “If they hadn’t shown misleading pictures of people stranded in highways, instead of the city, none of this would have happened” claimed the new Georgian of the Year.  
January 24, 2014

GOP: Socialized medicine in Canada leads to moral degeneracy

The GOP organized a press conference yesterday to argue that socialized medicine leads to moral degeneracy. “The recent arrest of Canadian singer Justin Beiber and the erratic behavior of Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford are irrefutable proof that Obamacare will lead to the erosion of the moral fiber of this country,” claimed Trey Radel, a freshman Republican congressman from Florida, who is currently on probation for possession of cocaine. Surrounded by Lindsay Lohan and former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, they vowed to create a bipartisan initiative to block any type of Canadian socialized medicine in this country. “Our politicians and celebrities are beyond reproach in this nation” said Lohan.  
January 15, 2014

Governor Christie: I suffer from Metabullyc Syndrome

In the State of the State speech in New Jersey, Governor Christie disclosed very personal and sensitive information that explains the whole George Washington bridge scandal. At long last, we have an honest account of the traffic jam.   “I suffer from Metabullyc Syndrome” revealed the Governor. This is a rare disease related to the well-known Metabolic Syndrome, which is the cause of obesity in many people. “This is a mutation of the Metabolic Syndrome. In addition to causing obesity, it also leads to uncontrolled episodes of bullying,” said Dr. Apollo Gia from the Institute of Republican Diseases and Pretexts. “Metabullyc disease can cause uncontrolled vengeful behavior. There is nothing the patient can do about it without proper treatment. This is not a criminal case, this is a medical case” observed Dr. Gia. The good news, Christie said, is that it can be treated. “I’m already taking a heavy dosage of Bullytrophia. Doctors said that I should be in great shape by 2016.”
January 8, 2014

Test Your Wellness IQ

Myth: If you go to some hospitals in California, you will pay $ 24 for a Tylenol with codeine pill that has a market price of $ 0.50. Fact: You will not pay $ 24. You will pay instead $ 37 for a single Tylenol pill!  Myth: A stitch in time saves nine. Fact: I don’t know what stitches you are talking about, but in most hospitals around the country, nine stitches will cost you about $ 4500. Unlike most things I write about, these facts are true. I know they are true because they were reported by the New York Times on December 3rd, 2013. Granted, that newspaper does have a liberal bias, but even if they exaggerated a bit, you still end up with a pretty big number. Let’s say the New York Times reports that a Tylenol pill costs $ 37, and Fox News says it costs $ 23, you still end up with an average of $ 30, which is enough to build a small hospital in Burundi.   Let’s face it. If you don’t want to become a victim of overpriced pills or medical procedures, you must invest in wellness. But before we jump into […]

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