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cardiovascular health: nature vs. nurture

I went to give blood today, hoping that my always-borderline hematocrit was high enough.   It was.   Though one point lower and I’d have been rejected–again.   Like most other things the RDA does, those hematocrit averages aren’t based on the ideal, but rather the average.   The averages are, of course, of a […]

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take THAT, Red Cross!

I got the last laugh.   Last week I ranted about skewed charts—weight charts, hematocrit charts—and I tested my theory today as I promised I would.   I did NOT drink 1/2 gal. of water by 1 p.m. like I usually do.   I drank over a quart and then no water after 11 a.m. […]

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Politically Incorrect Ranting about Skewed Charts

So this morning at the gym, the trainer was trawling for customers and asked if I wanted a free body comp analysis.   He entered my height (5′ 8 1/2″) and age (40) and weight (133 today, usually closer to 130).   After the analysis, he informed me that I am BELOW the minimum acceptable […]

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