Sunday, May 20, 2012
I am trying not to become a health nut, but the more you know the more there is to avoid. I am a believer in the benefits of fluoridation of water for teeth, but now that I am taking Iodine I do think it would help to limit my exposure to fluoride to help the iodine get to where it is needed (fluorine is chemically similar enough to block the receptors). So I wondered about getting spring water. I just did some research, and Poland Springs water has about .1 mg/liter fluoride. My local city water shows .53 mg/liter in the latest test results. I found a 2011 news story saying the government is lowering recommended fluoride levels to .7 mg/liter. So not a high priority--my city water is on the low side. I do use a filter pitcher because I dislike the clorine taste, but filter pitchers do not remove fluoride.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Yesterday was our 25th wedding anniversary (which I forgot until today), and as I thought about that time I was curious to see how much I had changed. So I scanned a wedding photo and found one from a recent photo shoot with a very similar smile, though a slightly different angle. I used photoshop to adjust sizes, brightness, and contrast and blurr the more recent one to make them more similar.
I'm not sure what I conclude. In some ways I am amazed by how little I have changed. In other ways I think I look frighteningly young in the wedding photo (particularly considering that I was 31). How much do people usually change?