Health Archive

Anthelios Sunscreen with Mexoryl - Here's news you can use --- there's going to be a big rise in skin cancer. If you've been reading media that goes deeper than the daily Trump outrage, you

Bliss Softening Socks - On the coldest night of the year, our friend Duane Hampton presented my wife and me with blue boxes. From a distance, my first thought was Tiffany. But the boxes

Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar - I knew winter’s coming because my annual bout of Sinusitis began. Ten days of Amoxicillin followed. I got better. Then I didn’t. “This sometimes requires a second round,” the doctor

Colostrum - Gwyneth Paltrow is all over “leaky gut.” The Wikipedia entry begins with this sentence: “Leaky gut syndrome is a hypothetical, medically unrecognized condition." If I spent a minute searching, I’m sure I

Jack LaLanne’s Stainless-Steel Power Juicer - I read a New York Times article about Khalil Rafati, founder of SunLife Organics in Malibu. The guy impressed me --- a former drug dealer who deliberately overdosed on heroin

Kneipp Bath Oils - “Who takes a bath these days?” Molly Young asked recently in The New York Times Magazine. “Raise the subject with friends or family, and you’ll hear the standard objection: ‘Why

Lithium Concentrate - So I read an article in the New York Times with the provocative title, Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium? I read that piece with unusual interest

Manuka Honey - Honey that costs $22 for 8.8 ounces? I never heard of such a thing. Then I read a New York Times piece about Laura Dern. In which she said: “Lately, I’ve been doing

Mental Clarity - Mental Clarity (Reader Review): A friend known for his strong opinions started taking Mental Clarity once a day. He reported back: "A number of situations have occurred --- both work

Never Too Hungover: Hangover Prevention Drink - I drink so rarely that, when pressed, I tell a joke. (I am Jewish. I can tell it. If you’re not Jewish, you really can’t --- though you can laugh

Pu-erh Tea - SAVEUR: The gourmet magazine makes an interesting point: "Pu-erh’s earthy depth and strong body make it a perfect candidate for a coffee replacement." Alice Waters drinks Pu-erh tea. And swears by

Rejuvenation: Beauty, Diet, Home, Spirit - Rejuvenation. It’s what we do after long holidays. Because you watched all ten hours of Making A Murderer. Ate. Drank. And now you have resolutions. The gym. A neater home.

Rejuvenation: Vitamins, Minerals, Water, Tea - A 2014 study of sewage water in Europe revealed that London is the continent’s cocaine capital. Benzoylecgonine, the main chemical in cocaine, didn’t get into the sewage water because a

Self-Care for Summer - It was cold cold cold, and then it was suddenly 85 degrees. How did summer take us by surprise? In fact, we know. Our weather is erratic. Has been for some

The Fitbit Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband - I first heard about the Fitbit in a New Yorker piece by David Sedaris. It’s a one-joke story. Sedaris buys a Fitbit, aims to walk 4 miles a day, and,

Turmeric - The New Era begins. And whatever happens, it’s a good idea to be healthy. Not because you’re going to lose your health care --- nobody can predict what happens with

Water Bottles - “What is Evian spelled backwards?” asked George Carlin. That used to be a joke. Now, with a drought in the West and our water infrastructure crumbling, it’s an accusation. How do you

Who wants it calmer? Who doesn’t! Here are 10 de-stressers. - Who wants it calmer? Me. Probably you, no matter how you feel about That Thing. No matter how much you enjoy the run-up to the holidays. No matter how confident