Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cooking Oil Flash Points

Cooking oils become carcinogenic when they smoke, this is called the flashpoint. We know that olive oil is the most Prostate friendly oil, but it's flashpoint is relatively low. We recently read that avacado oil has one of the highest at 520 degrees. Below is a picture taken in Armstrong Redwoods Park in Guerneville  CA the site of last weeks PAF Wednesday hike.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sustainable Prostate Hikes

Prostate Awareness Foundation Summer 2014 Hiking Schedule

You are cordially invited to participate in the Prostate Awareness Foundation's 
weekly Bay Area hikes. We have changed the day of the week to Wednesday's by popular request. Most of the hikes will take place in Marin County with occasional hikes taking place in Sonoma County. All hikes will begin at 10:00 and last between 4 and 5 hours. Terrain varies but generally the hikes will be of a moderate nature. You do not have to have prostate problems to participate, women are also welcome. Those men who have consistent exercise programs seem to have the slowest prostate cancer disease progression! These hike are a great way to meet those of a similar interest and to get in shape and pro-actively take care of yourself. Bring your own snacks water and lunch for the trail. Please contact Ken Malik at kamalik@prostateawarenessfoundation.org or 415-407-3961 n_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE end_of_the_skype_highlightingat least a day before the scheduled hike to let us know you plan to participate and review logistics.

Wednesday Hiking Schedule:
June 18th Mt Tamalpais / Mt Home Inn
June 25th Muir Woods
July 2nd Pt Reyes / Marin County
July 9th Mt Tamalpais / Pantoll
July 16th Armstrong Redwoods / Guerneville, Sonoma County
July 23rd Mt Tamalpais / Mt Home Inn
July 30th Bothe-Napa State Park
August 6th Muir Woods
August 13th Mt Tamalpais / Pantoll
August 27th Sugarloaf State Park / Sonoma County
September 3rd Pt Reyes / Marin County
September 10th Mt Tamalpais / Mt Home Inn
September 17th Muir Woods

Saturday, July 5, 2014

High Cost of Therapy

When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1995 brachytherapy (seed implant radiation) was a new option. One of it's advantages was it's lower average cost compared to radical prostatectomy. $13,000 compared to $30,000. We heard from a guy lately that was billed $300,000 for a seed implant procedure and he has no insurance! There is something very wrong here. Let's call it what it is -- GREED
BELOW: Walter, Tom and Kenin Muir Woods. Pt. Reyes trail. Tom and John on Mt Tamalais