Is your house making you fat? Are you sure?
Do you watch Mike and Molly?
Fred Vogelstein, parent of a child with epilepsy that’s been unable to be effectively controlled pharmaceutically, describes his family’s positive experience with a ketogenic diet as a treatment regime: a diet that involves a whole lot of fat in a restricted calorie regime that requires measuring food in fractions of grams. The whole story behind this increasingly accepted but horrendously complicated to manage treatment is a fascinating read.
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I’ll be posting the odd BB clip to illustrate a common conversation that goes on every day, as a conversation trigger. You don’t have to watch the show to join in; the issues are standalone, and I’ll put in bits… Read More ›
…That’s what I would be saying, from actual sources instead of the mainstream news, if I believed that a sample size of 30 was likely to give statistically significant results. Anne Schuchat, M.D., interim deputy director for the CDC’s (Centers… Read More ›
[Spoilers for season 5 Desperate Housewives, through episode 18] There has been some absolutely abysmal fat politics on Desperate Housewives this season, mostly centring around Juanita Solis (Gabby’s daughter) – see Random Babble for more – and on Gabby’s crash… Read More ›
This supposed ongoing upward trend in birthweight has been used as an excuse for absurd levels of inductions of labour and skyrocketing C sections, and a springboard for blaming lazy, old, fat, neglectful mothers for the “obesity epidemic”, childhood cancer,… Read More ›
This guest post is from Ruzawench, a FOAF of Lauredhel’s. She is posting her experience as a comment on how unexpected weight gain is treated by the medical community, and as a warning to other women. ~~~ I had a… Read More ›