Have a Trumpy Christmas! The Best Trump Jokes of 2016-2018

Have a merry, Trumpy Christmas!  Yes, readers, for three years I’ve made fun of Donald Trump, the Grinch Who Stole the United States Government.  Why?  Because I want Jay’s blog to be better than the average boring wellness article. Jay’s Blog readers reject pablum written for third-graders and MAGA hat wearers.  You folks expect occasional,…

Is Fructose More Dangerous Than Sugar?

Is Fructose dangerous?  More dangerous than sugar?  I get asked that question often.  Fructose is rapidly climbing the lengthy list of Delicious Diet-Destroying Food Ingredients We Should Avoid.  Soon, it will join gluten, monosodium glutamate, and trans fats on a shorter list: Delicious Diet-Destroying Food Ingredients We Would Be Happy to Avoid If We Knew…

Are Big Bellies Less Healthy Than Big Butts?

The headlines warmed my heart – almost.  “Big Bellies Are More Dangerous than Big Butts!” “Waist Circumference Trumps the BMI!”  “A ’Beer Belly’ Is More Deadly Than Obesity”.  Fascinating stuff.  Not true, but fascinating. The articles under the headlines breathlessly discuss a study published in the Annals of Internal medicine, showing that people who carry their excess…

Fish Oil Supplements – Do They Really Work?

Fish oil supplements.  Loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, they are said to help reduce heart disease and stroke, lower blood pressure, ease arthritis pain, reduce triglycerides, slow the development of arterial plaque, etc.  People all over the world take them every day.  Thousands of doctors prescribe them to patients.  But do fish oil supplements really…