Checking Out The Scenery and Mining History on a Nice Day

Last Saturday I hiked 7 miles with about 1400 ft elevation gain with my meetup group at Almaden-Quicksilver county park. We were treated to a nice winter day, cool and sunny. Ruins of an ore elevator and elevated mine railway. The Almaden quicksilver mine in New Almaden, Ca, was important for mining mercury used in … Continue reading Checking Out The Scenery and Mining History on a Nice Day

Appropriate For Starting Off The New Year- “How Not To Diet”

I have mixed feelings about New Year's resolutions. I think it's a great idea to take stock and think about what's working and what's not, and what we could change to make our lives better. But the stereotypical approach is too drastic- start another diet, or restart the last one but "try harder" this time, … Continue reading Appropriate For Starting Off The New Year- “How Not To Diet”

More Evidence on “Too Much of a Good Thing”: High Calcium Score OK for Endurance Athletes?

A recent study shows that a high calcium score, which indicates high level of calcification of coronary arteries, may be benign for endurance athletes [1]. A high calcium score was found to be more prevalent among very active men, but there was no indication of increased mortality risk. A high calcium score corresponds with increased … Continue reading More Evidence on “Too Much of a Good Thing”: High Calcium Score OK for Endurance Athletes?