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Tom Brody January 24, 2014 at 09:40 pm
The news blurb, "Coffee Lovers Rejoice: Study Says It's as Hydrating as Water," is a bitRead More of journalistic fluff. I don't mean this in a critical way -- the news blurb is fun to talk about, as is the case with most topics relating to food and nutrition. The part about, "risk of dehydration for example with vomiting and diarrhea," is more substantial and of concrete relevance, because of the following fact. It is a fact that in 3rd world countries, an alarming proportion of infants die from dehydration arising from severe and prolonged diarrhea. This is documented in one of the chapters in my book, Nutritional Biochemistry. What I found interesting in writing this book, is that there are different kinds of diarrhea. Why not have an ALAMEDAPATCH blog, with a comment section, about the different kinds of diarrhea? In the event that a posting is made on this topic, and comments are added, this could provide a first-draft script for the next Monty Python movie. ('memba Mr. Creosote in The Meaning of Life?)
Dixie Jordan January 25, 2014 at 06:16 pm
No photos, though, pleeeze!
A young gray whale. Courtesy Laura Francis, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary / National Park Service.
Tom Brody January 13, 2014 at 09:24 pm
On only two occasions have I seen whales off of our coastline. Once was in the summer of 2013, whenRead More we were vacationing at Gold Beach, Oregon. There were two whales. They kept on swimming back and forth to the west of our motel balcony. Another time was several years ago, on the legendary Route 1, on our way to Salt Point State Park. At a bend in the road, we spotted a whalespout far below. We parked at the edge of the road, and watched two whales busily swimming southwards, each of them spouting at intervals. I had my new digital recorder in hand, and recorded the reaction of the cluster of onlookers watching the whales. Then, for a few moments, I was lost in thought, recollecting the lyrics to "HOME OF THE WHALES," as written and recorded by, FREE HOT LUNCH, a band formerly based in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Ben Messina January 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Indeed they (we) are. Mine is only 1, but our family is already talking about what kind of freedomRead More he'll have. To contrast your story - from when I was 6, in the mid-1980s, I would be sent out the front door to wander the streets of San Jose all day. I'd take my bike and ride it to friend's houses that were blocks and blocks away. We'd cross a major street to go play in abandoned construction sites, where we'd meet all manner of folk. Older kids building ramps to jump their bikes, older men playing with remote control things, all without a care. Though to be fair, my parents were pretty liberal - I was 3 years old the first time I flew on a plane as an unaccompanied minor. I lied and said I was 5 :)
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Mickey Neill January 4, 2014 at 06:07 am
Total Women gym in Alameda is not listed here perhaps they aren't offering a discount, however, ifRead More you would prefer not to work out in a gym with grunting, smelly, weight slamming men, I highly recommend TW.
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Anabella Maria Fontini Della Rossa La Bellissima December 19, 2013 at 04:43 pm
The suggestion of having meals in public is a wonderful one, bordering on brilliant! Solves a lot ofRead More other problems too. No one needs to feel put out at doing all the food preparation or clean up. No one needs to worry about their special food issues. Of course you might end up with a check evader / low tipper situation but in this case it would be well worth it to pick up the tab. No one has all the solutions to family dynamics but this suggestion is great.
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Salem December 13, 2013 at 07:34 am
Genetically modified (GMO) gluten products are recognized in many Western countries, except GMORead More happy USA and Canada, as a major factor in gluten intolerance. I have several family members and friends that have problems. I think that the rise in the US in gluten intolerance is not a fad but a sad reality. Most Europeans don't have this problem because GMO products are banned in their countries. Unfortunately, the USA has no corporate scruples and will continue to poison it's people until this money machine is stopped.
Assemblymember Rob Bonta of Alameda.
Michael John Torrey November 7, 2013 at 01:40 pm
Attn: Honorable Robert Bonta-Assemblyman California State Assemblyman District 18Read More Date: November 07, 2013 I am wishing both Teams lots of luck on the field. No cheating have plenty of fun. May this Fundraiser be successful. "Keep the Faith, Enjoy The Victory" "Let The Moment be Golden And The Fun Be Eternally Sentimental" Michael John Torrey E-Mail-mjohntorrey54@yahoo.com Alameda, CA. 94501-1875
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