Health Archive

“The war against COVID has changed.” With clarity and authority, Guest Butler Lucian Truscott IV explains how, and why, and what you can do to stay healthy. - UPDATE: This week, with COVID spiking again, Wirecutter --- the New York Times-owned site that reviews products --- took another look at air purifiers. The Times report: "Our pick among

Anthelios Sunscreen with Mexoryl - When our daughter was too young for school and we worked at home, travel meant Paris. These trips were free-form, but they all had the same ending --- we stocked

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

Children now account for one in four new COVID cases. How can you help your kids not get sick? - More than 250,000 cases of children diagnosed with Covid were reported last week, the highest on record. Children now account for one in four new Covid cases. 250,000 cases a

Chocolate is good for you — if it’s dark chocolate - I was raised to equate chocolate with sin. “I really shouldn’t,” one of my mother’s friends would say, and then she'd nibble at the corner of a piece of chocolate

Colostrum - UPDATE: I'm no scientist, but after reading this New York Times article, I'm not likely to miss a day of Colostrum. Gwyneth Paltrow is all over “leaky gut.” The Wikipedia entry begins

Colostrum and Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C - Winters have been hard for me. I have asthma, and have spent years dosing myself with an inhaler and, on bad days, sucking on a ventilizer, and, on worse days,

Egyptian Magic - There's really nothing "magic" about Egyptian Magic. The ingredients are olive oil, bees wax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly and bee propolis. And --- so it says --- “divine love." With

Face Shields - EDITOR”S NOTE: Face shields may be a good thing for you. For almost everyone, however, they are NOT a substitute for a mask. Simply, MASKS ARE ESSENTIAL. To buy a

Finger Pulse Oximeter - NOTE FROM A READER #1: When I read your piece on the pulse oximeter early last year, I purchased one right away and used it daily. Many many months

Forehead Thermometer - I no longer saunter in to restaurants, doctor’s offices, or any other COVID-aware establishment. At the entrance, I get my temperature checked. The device: a forehead thermometer. It’s not a bad idea

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

KOR ONE Water Bottle - Everybody knows about the massive floating island of plastic --- three times the size of France --- floating between California and Hawaii. Everybody knows 1.4 billion tons of mostly plastic

LEVOIT Core 300 Air Purifier - I wrote about the Levoit Air purifier in January of 2021. Many of you bought one. Some of you thanked me (see below). In late July, with COVID spiking again,

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

Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C - This is not the Vitamin C that you regularly take. That Vitamin C may be a wonderfully powerful nutrient. But most of the Vitamin C in pills or capsules never

Manuka Honey - Manuka honey comes from New Zealand, where it’s made by bees that feed on the nectar of the manuka tree. Their honey is dark and thick. Its aroma has been

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