Thursday, February 08, 2007

It's a small world - not only in Disneyland

Plowing through Newswise Daily Wire the headline Natural Plant Substance Helps Reduce Illness in Physically Stressed Athletes caught my attention. Click. Scan . . .

Quercetin, a naturally occurring, powerful anti-oxidant found in red grapes, red wine, red apples, green tea and broccoli, is the first plant compound proven in a controlled clinical trial to reduce susceptibility to viral illnesses . . . interesting . . . “These are ground-breaking results, because this is the first clinical, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study that has found a natural plant compound to prevent viral illness,” said Dr. David Nieman . . . who?!

. . . Google . . . you are kidding! Nope, that is him. Any Donkey ran a treadmill stress test under David Nieman's watchful eye (pre doctor). Stepped off the treadmill a few seconds after reaching the equivalent cardio level of an Olympic athletic and laughed. No sense in pushing - needed to be able to show improvement at the end of the term to earn an A in Nieman's fitness class. Had the flu and my final stress test was less than stellar . . . yes, wasted opportunity . . .

Read article linked here.

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