Maybe on T.V.
For all of us a lifetime of watching good or bad T.V. and movie medical programs both serious and comedic has placed in the position of general understanding the principles of the Hippocratic Oath.
Just ask the average person about it and they will most likely not only be aware of it but may even be able to repeat some of the basics principles back to you!
Unfortunately the reality is a little different and whilst the Hippocratic Oath may live strong in Hollywood productions and in the minds of the public, the place where it really should live is a barren wasteland!
In fact almost half of doctors in the U.S. do not take this oath and in fact when you look at it closely it really is a little outdated in the modern world.
Epigenetics: Why Inheritance Is Weirder Than We Thought
The Town Bike!
When I come across articles like this especially coming out of the U.S. it kind of makes me laugh a little.
I happen to live in a city where a bike share system has been operating and absolutely thriving for about 10 years now and is growing by the day.
It is used so completely by all levels of the community that the operators are having trouble keeping up with the demand.
In fact my lawyer came over to visit me at the office the other day and when I asked him how he had made the trip, he answered by bike of course.
The entire system is located and integrated with the city’s superb underground rail system (all air conditioned of course) and there is no need to worry about different fares or payment system because we have one card to rule them all!
Heck, I can use the same card in a taxi or at the museum or even at the zoo if I want!
What Does Your Uvula Do?
OK, so the other day my son quite rightly asked me what the name of that little thingy at the back of your throat is that kind of hangs down and seems to swing around.
Being a dad and the source of knowledge of all things I of course… had no idea!
I think I remember some time ago looking up the name it if but that piece of information had long since sunk into an inaccessible area of my mind!
This week I stumbled upon a video on YouTube that not only reminded me of the name but went into great detail about why that little thingy is there in the first place.
Actually, it’s pretty interesting!
At Last, Something for Me!
Finally something I can use in my daily life!
I have long since given up on the idea of living my life and not being stupid.
My child and my wife remind me on a regular basis that I have an almost infinite ability in this area.
This does however produce a certain burden on me as I live in constant fear that those who know me will ultimately find out thew truth as well.
This week I came across this life saving article that I wanted to share with all idiots who are just like me.
Instead of just trying to wing it in the eyes of those around you with varying degrees of success there is now a scientific way to make sure you don’t look as stupid as you really are.
Just use these easy to follow guidelines in every part of your life and you too can not look stupid!
Why are We Still Discussing This?
One bizarre aspect to the whole Monsanto Roundup debate is the actual origin of the situation.
Most of the discussion these days centers around whether or not Glyphosate is or is not dangerous in itself to humans but for me the way the whole thing started is just as important.
You see originally Roundup was developed as a two pronged approach to increasing crop yields and in the usual megalomaniacal manner that is the way of chemical companies in general they started out with a basically insane premise.
That premise was to develop a herbicide that would literally kill everything.
You name the plant, that stuff will kill it!
Once they had created the monster that was Roundup they then went about genetically modifying certain crops to be resistant to Roundup!
That way Monsanto not only had the chemical to use to make sure your crop had no natural competitors but also they had control of the only strains of seed that could survive the Roundup assault!
Since then there have been tons of material produced in various studies showing links between the chemical and various forms of ill health and also other worrying aspects to the food produced by those GMO crops as well.
When I look at the situation all I can think is that anything that started on a such an extreme point of insanity is doomed to an awful ending.
Itchy and Scratchy?
Most of us at least once in our lives will experience either dry scalp or full blown dandruff.
Although there may appear to be little difference to the two conditions there is and the way that you approach the problem should also be a little different.
The most common one is dry scalp and this can usually be tracked down to a particular type of hair product you are using or some other type of general health situation you are missing on.
It is usually tiny little flakes of dead skin from the scalp and even though most of us probably use the word dandruff its not really the same.
Real dandruff on the other hand generally presents itself as much larger flakes of skin coming off the scalp and those flakes are usually noticeably oily or greasy to the touch.
Dandruff is often cause by bacterial infections or fungal infections and accompanied by more extreme itching or in some cases bleeding of the scalp.
Either way both conditions can very often be treated at home using natural products or making adjustment to your lifestyle without having to resort to applying harsh chemicals to your head and hair.
A few years of living in Asia will very quickly introduce you to one of the nastiest things you will have ever come across.
The non-dairy creamer!
To be honest I have never gone into the ingredients of this stuff because all it took for me was to see that whiter than white color to know that something was very, very wrong with it!
I am guessing it is a probably a mixture of some kind of dairy derivative so far removed from dairy that it can legally be labelled non-dairy.
I am also thinking that in order to get it into shape as far as texture, color, taste and smell goes there is probably some kind of petroleum derived aspect to it it.
If not petroleum then something equally as nasty and all labelled as completely harmless by the manufacturer… who we of course trust totally!
If you don’t want to use a dairy product there are more natural alternatives available, here’s a list