I love Bodypump. But January is a tough month to love my gym. All these newly-inspired resolution-making types show up to give Bodypump a try. They bang into me as they set up their bench top and risers. They encroach on my space. They don?t know proper weight selection. It makes me cranky. … [Read more...] about Bodypump & the Body of Christ
The Environment & Your Health
Everything is connected. Our actions created reactions and interactions between organisms. 24% of global disease is caused by avoidable environmental exposure, according to the World Health Organization. Pollutants don't disappear because the garbage man comes on Tuesday. Perhaps you've heard … [Read more...] about The Environment & Your Health
Breast Cancer Notes
These notes are from a lecture by Dr Claudine Isaacs, who co-directs the Breast Cancer Program at Georgetown University. If you know something on the subject and I got something wrong, please correct me! It's amazing that I put these notes aside for about a week and already I am not certain that I … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer Notes
Bust a Gut
Last night was "Gastroenterology: Clinical" at Georgetown Mini-medical school. Dr. Bruce Luxon was the presenter, and he had a perfect blend of expertise, good teaching method, and a relaxed attitude. He also had some amazing, gory films of endoscopies that were fascinating to see. We're going to … [Read more...] about Bust a Gut
One of the great things about living near Washington DC is having access to something like Georgetown's Mini-Medical School. My husband and I attended this a few years ago and have just started a new round. For eight evenings, on consecutive Tuesdays, we will listen to experts in various … [Read more...] about Stem Cells
Perhaps somebody who knows history can help me here. I'm wondering if there is an appropriate parallel to draw between the movement toward universal education and universal health care. It's my understanding that in the early years of our country, all education was private. It was a luxury. Many … [Read more...] about Historic Parallel?
While We’re Arguing about Health Care
why don't schools remove all their soda machines and install water dispensers that sell really appealing, really cold water, in a recyclable cup (bin nearby) for a quarter? (water fountains are very last-century) why doesn't the FDA unapprove high-fructose corn syrup? (it is more like a drug than a … [Read more...] about While We’re Arguing about Health Care
If you read this blog, you know that our church is growing these days. But here's something else that's growing, unexpectedly: Me! I went for my first-ever bone density scan (that's an age clue, right there) and discovered that I am 3/4 inch taller than I used to be. Maybe it's the yoga. I know … [Read more...] about Growing?