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by updated 2012/08/12

Welcome to what is not the website of my famous ancestor, the President and Chief Justice, but the personal website of the not so famous, present-day Will Taft.  Although there are many “just for fun” and photo posts here, mainly you will find a long history of articles and commentary dating back to 2006 and related to my lifelong quest to make sense of all the health and science information we are bombarded with on a daily basis.  I have a questioning, inquisitive nature, love to read and write, but life often leaves me with more questions than answers.  Some months will see 10 or 15 new articles, other months, because of my many other interests including: cooking, gardening, hiking, geocaching, (and anything to do with the ocean), there may only be one or two posted.  If you are so inclined, you can see and read more about me on my profile page.

Because I try to make posts as time-proof as possible, even articles and commentary from years ago continue to draw readers and interaction. Please feel free to leave comments and feedback on any of the articles as we all enjoy the conversations that your comments encourage. Just type your comment into the form below any post, check the box, and it will immediately appear on the post.

You can find articles here by looking through the list of all articles below, or by picking a post from the list at the top of the side bar to the right. You can also go directly to the latest five entries on the blog or type a search term into the search box in the sidebar to the right.

I welcome any feedback or questions and I promise to answer you personally and promptly. You can use the contact form to email me. If you leave a comment on an article, myself or one of the regular readers is sure to respond. So have fun, thanks for visiting, and if you like what you find here, please consider giving us a Facebook Like, a Google+, or any other referral.  You can also subscribe to one of the RSS feeds or to updates by email so you will be sure not to miss anything.

Now for the necessary disclaimer: Content and opinion on this site is not intended as medical advice or to substitute for medical advice or treatment of any medical condition.

Thanks for visiting!

Will Sig


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   201.  Wordless Wednesday 10-13-2010 (13)
   202.  Late Tomatoes and Early Pumpkins. (1)
   203.  Late Tomatoes and Early Pumpkins. (6)
   204.  Wordless Wednesday 10-06-2010 (10)
   205.  I Updated My About Page (1)
   206.  Wordless Wednesday 9-29-2010 (16)
   207.  Another Take on Gophers (12)
   208.  Despite My Prediction, Recession Not Over (3)
   209.  Wordless Wednesday 9-22-2010 (14)
   210.  Sunday Search of the Week 9-19-2010 (4)
   211.  Glucosamine and Chondroitin (5)
   212.  Wordless Wednesday 9-15-2010 (33)
   213.  Organic Food is More Nutritious (6)
   214.  Wordless Wednesday 9-8-2010 (6)
   215.  Wordless Wednesday 9-1-2010 (5)
   216.  GM Canola Escapes (3)
   217.  Sunday Search of the Week 8-28-2010 (7)
   218.  Cosmetics and Toxics (6)
   219.  Wordless Wednesday 8-25-2010 (19)
   220.  Wordless Wednesday 8-18-2010 (17)
   221.  Cooperative Effort Achieves Success (0)
   222.  Peaches Are The Real Local Food (6)
   223.  A WW Puzzle in Need of Solving (10)
   224.  Wordless Wednesday 8-4-2010 (13)
   225.  Eliminating Gophers From Your Garden (14)
   226.  Gophers in the Garden (11)
   227.  Wordless Wednesday 7-28-2010 (5)
   228.  Sunday Search of the Week 7-25-2010 (1)
   229.  Wordless Wednesday 7-21-2010 (8)
   230.  Wasp Removes Stone From Hole (3)
   231.  Coffee Health News Again (3)
   232.  Wordless Wednesday 7-14-2010 (12)
   233.  What is Ecosocialism? (7)
   234.  Use of Non-Stick Cookware (5)
   235.  Wordless Wednesday 7-7-2010 (4)
   236.  Wordless Wednesday 6-30-2010 (16)
   237.  We Eat Too Much Salt (6)
   238.  Bounty From The Garden (7)
   239.  Wordless Wednesday 6-16-2010 (24)
   240.  The Co-op Is Getting Closer (1)
   241.  Sunday Search of the Week 6-13-2010 (4)
   242.  Save Your Eyes – Lose Your Kidneys (8)
   243.  Sunday Search of the Week 6-06-2010 (3)
   244.  Butter is Good For You (19)
   245.  Wordless Wednesday 6-2-2010 (8)
   246.  Don’t Get Distracted By Conspiracies (14)
   247.  Crows Are Very Smart Birds (21)
   248.  Sunday Search of the Week 5-23-2010 (4)
   249.  Swine Flu Update (6)
   250.  So Easy To Grow Your Own Lettuce (7)
   251.  Wordless Wednesday 5-12-2010 (11)
   252.  Sunday Search of the Week 5-09-2010 (3)
   253.  Omega-3 Supplements (9)
   254.  Wordless Wednesday 5-05-2010 (11)
   255.  Update: Svalbard Global Seed Vault (3)
   256.  Wordless Wednesday 4-28-2010 (16)
   257.  Omega-3 Foods (10)
   258.  Wordless Wednesday 4-21-2010 (20)
   259.  How to Easily Make Compost (18)
   260.  Sunday Search of the Week 4-18-2010 (1)
   261.  Amateur Dental Work (1)
   262.  Growing Lettuce in the Early Spring (10)
   263.  Wordless Wednesday 4-14-2010 (6)
   264.  The Smell of Napalm in the Morning (3)
   265.  Can Depression Sometimes Be Helpful? (6)
   266.  Wordless Wednesday 4-7-2010 (19)
   267.  Should You Take a Multivitamin? (8)
   268.  Interview With Author Jeffery Smith (0)
   269.  Monkey Humor for April Fool’s Day (4)
   270.  Wordless Wednesday 3-31-2010 (10)
   271.  Your Diet Might Prevent Depression (3)
   272.  Sunday Search of the Week 3-28-2010 (7)
   273.  Earth Hour 2010 (12)
   274.  Wordless Wednesday 3-23-2010 (13)
   275.  Copper Brake Linings and Fish (7)
   276.  Wordless Wednesday 3-17-2010 (16)
   277.  Another Reason For Political Distrust (1)
   278.  Sunday Search of the Week 3-14-2010 (2)
   279.  Bluefin Tuna Needs Protection (3)
   280.  Can The World Really Afford To Eat Ethically? (5)
   281.  Wordless Wednesday 3-10-2010 (12)
   282.  Did You Know? Quake Shortened Day Length (3)
   283.  Wordless Wednesday 3-03-2010 (16)
   284.  Water Wars and Pharmaceutical Waste – Again (1)
   285.  Safe Non-Stick Cookware (44)
   286.  Sunday Search of the Week 2-21-2010 (4)
   287.  From The Fog of Winter to The Sun of Spring (3)
   288.  Seed Catalog Time! (3)
   289.  Wordless Wednesday 2-10-2010 (12)
   290.  Did You Know? Almonds and Peaches (11)
   291.  Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin (5)
   292.  Wordless Wednesday 2-03-2010 (10)
   293.  Tomatoes in January (4)
   294.  Think Beyond Organic to Ethical Milk (19)
   295.  Grow a Vegetable Garden This Year (6)
   296.  Wordless Wednesday 1-27-2010 (26)
   297.  Sunday Search of the Week 1-24-2010 (0)
   298.  Wordless Wednesday 1-20-2010 (16)
   299.  The Next Water Debate – Cloud Seeding (6)
   300.  Sunday Search of the Week (0)
   301.  Using Coal Waste in Agriculture (1)
   302.  Wordless Wednesday 1-13-2010 (9)
   303.  2000-2009: Was It The What If Decade? (5)
   304.  Wordless Wednesday 1-06-2010 (10)
   305.  Site Changes: The Details and Your Feedback (10)
   306.  Editorial Confusion Continues At Parade Magazine (2)
   307.  Wordless Wednesday 12-30-2009 (9)
   308.  Wishing All a Wonderful Christmas! (6)
   309.  Wordless Wednesday 12-23-2009 (13)
   310.  Health Care Reform: Small Change This Christmas (2)
   311.  More Change Here Than in Washington! (0)
   312.  Which is Better, Fresh or Frozen Fish? (17)
   313.  Did You Know? The Albatross and the Bottle Cap (18)
   314.  Sunday Search of the Week 12-6-2009 (0)
   315.  Cell Phones and Brain Cancer (4)
   316.  Wordless Wednesday 12-2-2009 (15)
   317.  Happy Thanksgiving! (3)
   318.  Happy Thanksgiving 2009! (3)
   319.  Wordless Wednesday 11-25-2009 (23)
   320.  Food Inc. (10)
   321.  Some Reasons Why Organic Turkeys Cost More (19)
   322.  Sunday Search of the Week 11-22-2009 (2)
   323.  Try Organic, Free-Range Turkey For Thanksgiving (24)
   324.  Plastic Makes You Fat (11)
   325.  Wordless Wednesday 11-17-2009 (17)
   326.  Health Care Bill Passes – Now What or So What? (4)
   327.  Wordless Wednesday 11-11-2009 (9)
   328.  Congressman + Baby = Health Care Embarrassment (4)
   329.  Did You Know? Cow Tails. (9)
   330.  Wordless Wednesday 11-04-2009 (11)
   331.  Sunday Search of the Week 11-01-2009 (1)
   332.  Wordless Wednesday 10-28-2009 (8)
   333.  Three Ways to Improve Your Health (8)
   334.  Did You Know? Benefits of Going Green (5)
   335.  Wordless Wednesday 10-21-2009 (15)
   336.  Did You Know? (7)
   337.  Our Food and Climate Change (1)
   338.  Wordless Wednesday 10-14-2009 (1)
   339.  Wordless Wednesday 10-7-2009 (20)
   340.  Another Mediterranean Diet Bonus (6)
   341.  We Are Not Crazy – Plastic Is a Problem! (15)
   342.  Wordless Wednesday 9-30-2009 (8)
   343.  Uninsured Often Punished by Death (4)
   344.  Pesticide Exposure Can Affect Offspring (4)
   345.  Sigg Bottles and BPA (10)
   346.  Wordless Wednesday 9-23-2009 (11)
   347.  Health Insurance Worries Prevent Job Changing (3)
   348.  Tired of The Health Insurance Mess? (9)
   349.  Wordless Wednesday 9-16-2009 (10)
   350.  This Recession Will Be Over When… (11)
   351.  Sneaky Spam – Continued (11)
   352.  Wordless Wednesday 9-02-2009 (16)
   353.  Are Local Food Sources Better? (8)
   354.  Low Carb Diets Unhealthy (9)
   355.  Wordless Wednesday 8-26-2009 (15)
   356.  Spam or Not Spam? (22)
   357.  Sunday Search of the Week 8-16-2009 (0)
   358.  High Fat Foods Damage Memory (9)
   359.  Wordless Wednesday 8-12-2009 (11)
   360.  Health Care Reform and Obama Approval Rating (10)
   361.  The Disappearing Digg (2)
   362.  Price Still a Big Negative for Healthy Food (7)
   363.  What is it? Wordless Wednesday 7-22-2009 (15)
   364.  Rainwater Catching is Catching On (12)
   365.  Beef PR (4)
   366.  Wordless Wednesday 7-14-2009 (7)
   367.  Sunday Search of the Week 7-12-2009 (2)
   368.  How to Trap Gophers (16)
   369.  Wordless Wednesday 7-08-2009 (4)
   370.  A New Type of Spam (12)
   371.  Sunday Search of the Week 7-05-2009 (5)
   372.  Happy 4th of July (5)
   373.  Geocaching Off Line (7)
   374.  Wordless Wednesday 7-01-2009 (11)
   375.  Vegetables – The Memory Solution (17)
   376.  Wordless Wednesday 6-24-2009 (15)
   377.  Health Care Reform and Doctors (5)
   378.  The Fastest Bird Alive (3)
   379.  The Svalbard Global Seed Vault (0)
   380.  The Svalbard Global Seed Vault (9)
   381.  Wordless Wednesday 6-10-2009 (7)
   382.  Banning Bisphenol A (5)
   383.  Wordless Wednesday 6-03-2009 (7)
   384.  Rain Harvesting Followup (8)
   385.  Wordless Wednesday 5-27-2009 (13)
   386.  Drugs, Bloggers, and the Traditional Media (2)
   387.  Wordless Wednesday 5-20-2009 (10)
   388.  Container Ships Altering Our Atmosphere (6)
   389.  Sunday Search of the Week 5-17-2009 (2)
   390.  Irregular Heartbeat and Alzheimer’s (2)
   391.  Sunday Search of the Week 5-10-2009 (1)
   392.  Gardening is Officially Exercise (13)
   393.  Wordless Wednesday 5-06-2009 (11)
   394.  Fighting To Preserve Chemical Use (7)
   395.  Sunday Search of the Week 5-3-2009 (0)
   396.  Roadside Weed Control Controversy (7)
   397.  Wordless Wednesday 4-29-2009 (10)
   398.  Gardeners Are Busy People (4)
   399.  Wordless Wednesday 4-22-2009 (9)
   400.  Early Treatment Is Best (4)

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Will Sig