Thursday, April 30, 2015

If you know what's good for you...

...and it IS good for you.

You don't have to sit don't have to don't have to join some strange religion.

Its easy and I promise you'll like it.

This study from  Harvard, called "Eight weeks to a better brain" shows, conclusively, that meditating rebuilds your gray matter in as little as 2 months.

Try it.  You can thank me later.

Here's some links to check out for the beginner:

5 tips for beginners

a beginner's guide

Its easy.  Its free.  It's good for you.  What's not to love?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Vitamin K

While anyone using blood thinners is all too aware of vitamin K and its influence on blood clotting, the general population is a little less informed.

Recent tragedies at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville have brought vitamin K and its use for newborns, into the spotlight.

There's no question that newborns simply don't have the intestinal flora to make vitamin K within their own bodies.  At issue is whether the vitamin K shots given routinely after delivery are more dangerous than the bleeding newborns can experience without the ability to clot.

This is a particularly good article weighing the benefits and dangers of vitamin K shots.  Its long, but if you're a new parent or expecting, its well worth your time to read to understand the issues.