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Ponderings

by Dr. Jacob Schor

Dark Days of the year

The dark days of the year The Winter Solstice 2017 My daughter Sophie and I picked the darkest and longest days of the year to make a road trip north to Canada. If you think the days are short and... Continue Reading →

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Christmas 2017

Christmas 2017 For the last few decades we have spent Christmas in Canmore, Alberta, listening to Christmas Carols on Canadian Broadcasting, and watching the sunrise, which conveniently occurs between breakfast and lunch. The plan to spend the day skiing is... Continue Reading →

Our debt to Richard Nixon

Our Debt to Richard Nixon: [Low Birth Weight and Air Pollution] Jacob Schor 12-14-2017 We owe a debt to Richard Nixon. Mostly we remember him for sabotaging that Vietnam peace talk business, the whole Watergate thing, and of course that... Continue Reading →

Dogs and CVD risk

Owning a dog in Sweden lowers heart disease mortality Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO November 19, 2017 A handful of studies published in the last six months suggest that owning a dog may lower risk of dying, particularly from heart disease.... Continue Reading →

Broken hearts and heartbreak

Broken Hearts and, well broken hearts…… November 12, 2017 The English language is filled with expressions that describe emotional discomfort as being felt within the heart. How much are these just terms of speech or are they describing a real... Continue Reading →

Dog walking now

Dog walking now. November 8, 2017 I force myself to walk down to City Park and do the circuit around Ferril Lake when I can. The is the route Poppy and I took most mornings for more than a decade.... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Ice Cream as Health Food

What is health food? November 4, 2017 A recent paper authored by Valerio Sanguigni and colleagues from the University of Rome Tor Vegata has me wondering what we mean when we use the term “health food.” Sanguigni and friends set... Continue Reading →

Ostensibly on a lecture tour

Lecture Tour October 15, 2017 Ostensibly I am on a lecture tour, speaking at a number of yearly conferences organized by state naturopathic associations as a way to raise funds for their legislative activities. Lobbying for and passing naturopathic licensing... Continue Reading →

Regarding dogs’ lives

Dogs’ Lives October 8th, 2017 Agnes Sligh Turnbull was born at about this time of the year, on October 14, 1888, in Western Pennsylvania. She was a famous writer of historical fiction with bestsellers published from the 1920s all the... Continue Reading →

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