Larimore Family Newsletter – March 2011

Family Newsletter
Here are the contents of our Family Newsletter: Family Update Publication Update The Gabon Virus still garnishing good reviews Events of the last month Upcoming Events Family Update It’s good to be home as we were only home 6 days out of a 30-day stretch over the last month. We’re thankful for the opportunity to travel and speak, but enjoy when we’re home. I’ve been devoting a lot of my time to writing. I finally finished, and turned into ZonderKidz Guy Talk: A Christian physician answers your not-so-stupid questions about your body. I’m waiting to see if the publisher will accept the manuscript. If they do, the editing process begins. It’s a long process and the book will likely not be out until early next year. Now, I’ve turned all…
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Antioxidant supplements boost male fertility

Alternative Medicine, Mental Health, Nutritional Health, Woman's Health
In my book, Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely, in my chapter on antioxidants, I conclude, "The best advice is to meet most of your antioxidant needs through a healthy diet supplemented by a single multivitamin." However, there are some cases where taking antioxidant supplements may be helpful. For example, a new report has found that men who take antioxidants while trying to get their partner pregnant are four times more likely to succeed than men who do not. And, the type doesn't matter -- vitamin E, zinc, magnesium all work. The researchers say they "just don't understand why." MedPage Today reported that "antioxidant supplements may boost fertility for men," according to the study published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. After pooling "the results from…
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First Lady, Wal-Mart to fight childhood obesity

Children's Health, Nutritional Health, Parenting
Here's a shout out to Mrs. Obama. News reports say that the First Lady and Wal-Mart have forged an agreement geared at preventing childhood obesity. Media sources generally characterized the move as a victory for Mrs. Obama's signature campaign and I would agree. ABC World News reported, First Lady Michelle Obama "announced that Wal-Mart, which sells more groceries than any market in America, is going to change what's on its shelves." On the CBS Evening News the First Lady was shown saying, "I am thrilled about Wal-Mart's new nutrition charter." NBC Nightly News said that Mrs. Obama "has announced she's working with the nation's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, which promised today to cut prices on fresh fruits and vegetables and to reduce fats, sugars, salt, eliminate transfats in some of its…
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Attention parents: new head lice treatment approved

Children's Health, Parenting
Defeating the Lice Without Emptying Your Wallet Two of my past blogs on head lice continue to be two of the most read: Defeating the Lice Without Emptying Your Wallet Oral Medication May be more Effective than Topical for Killing Head Lice Now there's some news on a new treatment The Indianapolis Star reports,"The Food and Drug Administration today approved a cream rinse," Natroba (spinosad) "manufactured by ParaPro, which licensed the anti-lice technology from Eli Lilly & company. The report says the product "killed the head lice and eggs in most users after just one application followed by a shampoo." HealthDay reported, "In clinical testing, 552 people were given a 10-minute treatment with Natroba, and a second treatment was applied if live lice were observed 10 days later. After 14 days,…
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