Monday, January 25, 2010

Albany Rally Against Gas Drilling

Back by popular demand....Probably my worst video in a technical sense (due to extremely low light and a new cheapo camera with which I was not totally familiar), but a good example of an early rally, perhaps the first, at which the demand for a statewide ban on fracking was energetically expressed.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Heart Disease and Cancer: Scientific Studies in Prevention and Reversal

Health educator Sylvester Johnson presents peer-reviewed published evidence of the link between cancer and heart disease and the consumption of excessive animal protein and fat. This evidence suggests that health and healing can be supported by eating more unrefined plant-based foods, and by moderate exercise. By switching from the Standard American Diet (SAD), Sylvester lost 50 pounds and reduced his cholesterol level. He feels like he has discovered the fountain of... extended middle age.

Sylvester holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University, and has managed businesses commercializing products ranging from glassy sugars for long-term preservation of biological materials such as enzymes, to computer hardware. He's a trained volunteer mediator with the Community Dispute Resolution Center, specializing in mediation of child visitation and custody. Sylvester is also a trainer with the Alternatives to Violence Project that uses guidelines for peaceful disputes during improvised role-playing by participants in workshops. Over the years, he has served as Chairman of the Cornell National Supercomputer Facility Usergroup, as a member of the Steering Committee of the Finger Lakes Entrepreneurs' Forum, a member of the Board of Directors of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman of the Community Development Committee. He now devotes most of his efforts to public service.

This video is from the Club Veg Lecture Series.