1. Is hand washing the cause of climate change?

    Warm water study is full of hot air

    They've tried to guilt you into driving a dinky electric car... guilt you into being cold in winter (and hot in summer)... and guilt you into eating soy instead of steak.

    And now, the climate kooks are trying to guilt you into using cold water to wash your hands. Apparently, every time you use warm water, a little piece of the Earth dies.

    They claim warm water for hand washing causes American homes to belch out 6 million metric tons of CO2 per year -- or the equivalent of two coal-fired power plants.

    The fact that we'd need just two power plants to bring warm water to a nation of more than 300 million souls sounds pretty darned efficient to me -- and even that may be a wild exaggeration, because the study wasn't conducted by experts in medicine, public health, energy or even the environment.


    The main researchers include a lawyer and two people with a background in psychology.

    That explains the guilt angle, anyway.

    But that's all they have -- guilt. They don't have science because the science shows the planet is not only NOT getting warmer, but may in fact be getting cooler.

    So much for global warming!

    Bottom line here is that if you want to wash your hands in cold water, be my guest. Unless it's ice cold, it won't hurt -- and as long as you suds up and lather for at least 30 seconds, your hands will still be squeaky clean.

    But if you want the comfort of warm water, then go ahead and use the warm water -- and don't let anyone guilt you out of it.

  2. The power of magical thinking

    You don't need a study to know that clean hands can prevent the spread of diseases like the flu -- just a little common sense.

    But you won't believe what a bone of contention this is with the vaccine peddlers of the mainstream, who've actually dismissed the power of good hygiene as "magical thinking."

    Well, it turns out there's a little magic left in the world after all.

    Five elementary schools in Pittsburgh that launched a basic hygiene program had 52 percent fewer cases of the flu than five schools that didn't try the program—the schools that relied on just the flu shot to keep their kids healthy.

    Maybe they should've tried the "magic" of soap and water instead -- because in addition to fewer cases of the flu, the schools that taught hygiene had 26-percent fewer absences due to illness.

    And for the record, no one was indoctrinating kids into some kind of OCD world of constant hand-washing. The kids were simply taught the basic stuff they should be learning anyway: wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, stop picking your nose, etc.

    These kids were also given alcohol-based hand sanitizers, which they used an average of 2.4 times a day. But if all the kids followed the rest of the rules closely, they wouldn't even need this stuff.

    Side note: If you do want your kids to use hand sanitizer, stick to the ones that use alcohol -- the rest contain hormone-blocking chemicals and even a dangerous pesticide. (Learn more here.)

    Along with good hygiene, there's a single vitamin that boosts immune health year round: vitamin D.

    I had all the details on the sunshine vitamin's power over influenza in The Douglass Report last flu season -- but if you sign up today, you can read all about it in my online archives right now.

  3. Hand washing beats flu risk

    You know the story by now: The mainstream is struggling to explain why no one got sick despite low vaccination rates in the middle of a supposed flu epidemic.
  4. Study links migraine sufferers to low breast cancer rates

    A new study has discovered that women who suffer from migraine headaches can have as much as a 30 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer.
  5. Engineering sanitation

    I've written long and loud about how basic sanitation is the single biggest thing anyone can improve upon to reduce their risk of disease - and to reduce the risk that they'll spread a disease to others
  6. Bathroom biohazard?

    A few months ago, I wrote to you about how simply washing your hands after using the bathroom - something only around 2 out of 3 people do routinely - can go a long way toward preventing illness and infection…
  7. The Diet and Fitness Industry Don't Want You to Lose Weight and Keep it Off

    Believe it or not, the mainstream's multi-billion dollar diet and fitness industries in this country don't want you to know the right way to lose weight and keep it off…

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