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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Have a Safe and Correctly Medicated Vacation


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Two items of interest today:

1. My colleague Star Lawrence had an interesting post on her health-oriented blog yesterday. See Traveling With Medication for some intelligent advice. And note the ideas I posted on the COMMENTS section:

I recommend making photocopies of
each prescription BEFORE you take them to pharmacists.

The doctor's contact info can be scribbled in along the margin (NOT for the customs clerk's benefit. That's for YOUR benefit)
or on the back of each photocopy.

Do the same thing for your eyewear (glasses, contact lenses, prescription sunglasses).

2. Today's news sites and news shows are full of dire warnings about Diabetes and Arsenic. I want to clarify some facts for you: You need to distinguish between INorganic Arsenic (dangerous) and ORGANIC Arsenic (safe).

Contaminated drinking water is only one source of INorganic Arsenic. Foods such as flour and rice can also hold small quantities of INorganic arsenic, especially when they're grown or cooked in areas with arsenic-loaded soil or water.

What can you SAFELY dine on? Seafood, including sushi and other leafy foods from the ocean such as Arame, Kelp, Kombu, Laver, Nori, Spirulina, and Wakame.

Seafood is a source of ORGANIC (safe) Arsenic compounds with little or no toxicity.

Enjoy your vacation and delicious nutrition in the best possible health. A refreshing break from the daily routine can be a blessing.

To your good health, wherever you may be,

Yocheved Golani
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