New This Week: June 16, 2011
Is Eating Fish Bad for You? It Depends.
Several of this month's newsletters have been pretty complex, so we're going to go with a few lighthearted, easy-reading issues. Enjoy;-)
Baked, Broiled and Fried Fish
In a study of 84,493 women, eating baked or broiled fish at least five times a week decreased the risk of heart failure by 30%. Unfortunately, fried fish (like the kind sold in many fast food restaurants), even only once a week, was found to increase the risk of heart failure by 48%. So if you're eating fried fish for the health benefits, you're wasting your time!
"How you prepared the fish was maybe just as important as eating the fish itself," said senior author Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.
Other key findings were that most of the reduction in heart-failure risk with frequent consumption of broiled or baked fish was due to eating dark fish (salmon, mackerel or bluefish) as opposed to white fish (sole, snapper or cod) or tuna.
Sometimes small differences make all the difference!
Love & blessings,
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FEATURED QUESTIONS FROM READERS
Q: My hair has been falling out for several years. I have tried vitamins and fish oil. The fish oil seemed to help for a little while but now my hair is falling out even faster. Do you have any ideas what natural remedy I could try to slow down or even stop the unnatural loss of my hair? Read more »
Chalk Art from the Amazing Edgar Mueller
It's hard to believe that these incredible illusions are drawn on a flat sidewalk surface. Enjoy.
JOKE OF THE WEEK
An Ode to Beer
"Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, 'It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.'"
— Babe Ruth
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."
— Lyndon B. Johnson
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."
— Paul Horning
"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not."
— H. L. Mencken
"When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!"
— George Bernard Shaw
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
— Benjamin Franklin
"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."
— Dave Barry
"Remember 'I' before 'E,' except in Budweiser."
— Professor Irwin Corey
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