HIV/AIDS and Social Hypocrisy

I have been wondering why so many attempts to stop the spread of HIV have failed, including here in the U.S.A. Clearly the insufficient resources committed to it are a large part of the problem, but that is only one part.

Cooking with Barbara Jo

Cooking with Barbara Jo

I love garlic!
Almost every meal I make has a little (or a lot) garlic in it. A member of the lily family (!), it probably originated in Central Asia, but has become commonplace throughout the world. African Americans, for example, use it in great abundance. Lately its popularity has been growing as Americans develop more sophisticated tastes, but also because of its reputed medicinal qualities.


Rediscover heavy cast iron pots

My favorite pots and pans are the old, heavy cast iron ones. I have several in different shapes and sizes, some of them family heirlooms. They’re inexpensive and last forever. You can’t beat them for even heating! Somewhere I read that these pots contribute iron to the diet, since a little comes off each time you use them.


Poverty, color factor in chronic illness linked to obesity

If health disparities data is anything to go by, low income and people of color who suffer from chronic illnesses linked to obese and over weight conditions are likely to be the ones who may have to go without health care coverage as employers ditch health insurance cost in order to preserve profit margins.

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