Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mayor Mike Set to Improve New Yorker's Diets, or
Bloomberg to Save New Yorker's from Themselves, or
Big Apple Honcho Knows Better Than You What You Should Do.

Take your pick. Whatever your perspective...

Truly love this article from nutritionist Judith Valentine printed back in '02.

"Beverage Digest estimates that per-capita American consumption of carbonated soft drinks in 2009 fell to 736 eight-ounce servings, down from 760 servings in 2008. (Per capita consumption peaked in 1998 at 864 eight-ounce servings.) But even at current rates, which are nearly 15 percent lower than the peak, the U.S. still has the highest per capita consumption of carbonated soft drinks in the world, Beverage Digest said."

864 eight ounce servings!
But hey, now we're down to only 736.

Now, I have maybe one or two sodas per month.
Not smug. Not holier than thou.
Just don't like (enjoy) all that sugar.
So...lucky for me.
But if I'm only downing 288 ounces per year tops,  somebody else is picking up the slack to the tune of five thousand, six hundred ounces.  Or more. Per year.

Obviously I'm no great fan of soda.
Still wonder where King Mike gets off enforcing his whim on the paesantry.

For giggles department:
Here's an uplifting site to determine the number of caffeinated drinks necessary to kill you.
I know. Not very sciency.

How about a real case of death by soda from a couple years ago?

And, yes, excess water consumption can be a killer too.
The name of the contest?
"Hold Your Pee for a Wii"

Big D eal
Vitamin D versus Tuberculosis
Been prattling on about Vitamin D for quite some time. Years even.
But that is only because the dozen or so research article titles I scan every morning keeping popping up D.

Sweet, sweet, nugget:
"ScienceDaily (Sep. 3, 2012) — For decades before antibiotics became generally available, sunshine was used to treat tuberculosis, with patients often being sent to Swiss clinics to soak up the sun's healing rays. Now, for the first time scientists have shown how and why heliotherapy might, indeed, have made a difference."

Do visit the Science Daily folks for this one, here:

With progressive antibiotic resistance it encourages me to see a combination therapy with a health promoting component.

Trying. Very hard. Not to. Rant. About. Antibiotic resistance.

This is a vitD post and this is the fascinating story that put me heads-up to vitD research:

For everything vitamin D, you can visit Dr. Cannell's group at: