Tales of the tape, er, blood work!
PURE study - The Lancet
Salt study - The Lancet
THIS WEEK’S RANT!
Guys, I’m fucking exhausted.
I talked about the social determinants of health with Fred Goldstein in the October 4 edition of the podcast, and I gotta say that my personal social determinants are currently at an all time low, despite the progress I’ve made on the personal health profile front that you just heard me talk about with Ted Eytan. It can’t be just me who’s looking across our global landscape right now, and seeing the endless man’s-inhumanity-to-man shit show playing out … well, everywhere.
Anti-semitic assholes shooting up synagogues. Steroid-brained muscle heads mailing pipe bombs all over ever’where. Everyday assholes calling the cops on black people for simply going about activities of daily life. Guys, you’ve fucking exhausted me.
Usually, I’m pretty good at finding the funny in the weirdest circumstances. I did, after all, write “Cancer for Christmas,” a comic take on managing medical care based on my very real cancer diagnosis and treatment. But I gotta admit I’m struggling right now. It feels like what’s long been called the American dream - that all of us are in this together, that we can disagree about some stuff while still working together to make sure the playing field is level on that whole “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” thing - has been reduced to nothing but a long con flogged at us by the worst of carnival barkers.
All I can do is beg you, if you’re an American citizen, to turn out and vote on Tuesday, November 6th. Not telling you who or what to vote for, just show up, damn it. Based on the outcome there, I’ll know whether to investigate moving to Oaxaca, or research whether I qualify for citizenship in the Republic of Ireland. Meanwhile ...
‘Merica! It’s a wonderful country! Just don’t get sick!
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Danny van Leeuwen, also known as Health Hats - with his diverse and prolific health experience, Danny uses his multiple hats to empower people as they travel toward their best health. To join Danny on that best health journey visit his blog.
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