Most of us have never heard of herd immunity – it’s likely you searched the term because you saw it on the news or in a thread debating vaccinations. People on the “vaccinate or die” side of the argument use herd immunity – also called community immunity – as a reason to push higher vaccination […]
Your Amazing Body
You've got an amazing body!
I don’t care what shape you are – giant, pear, furry, fuschia… OK, I do care if you are fuschia. If you are fuschia, please send me an email with a picture ASAP.
Your body is miraculous, and scientists are only just beginning to scrape the surface of the mysteries you body holds.
Oddly enough, people who have studied the human body - biologists like me - think they know more about YOUR body than you do. Isn’t that absurd?
Through the “Your Amazing Body” series, we explore the mysteries of the body, teach you the basic biology you should have had in middle school, and highlight some of the true anomalies of humans around the globe. I also want to know about your individual mysteries – we all have something that is different than the “norm.” Those stories are my favorite.
So get ready to boldly go where no body has gone before – except yours!
Here are some articles to get you started!
How to NOT Be A Total Pig at Thanksgiving Dinner
The delicious smell of pumpkin pie and coffee fill the air as I look around at the stunning floral centerpieces on the Thanksgiving dinner table. I lean back in my chair and a moan escapes my lips; I can barely breathe I ate so much. I unbutton my pants and hope no one notices. For […]
Sugar Crash: How to Eat Sugar without the Crash
This article is an excerpt from Your High Energy Life: Banish Energy-Sucking Foods and Supercharge Your Days by Jadie Aranda. Get your copy at Amazon today! You know the sugar crash. We’ve all had them. You’re feeling fine, then all of a sudden, you can’t keep your eyes open. It’s almost as if you are […]
Does Sugar Make You Tired, Lethargic? Here’s Why
Does eating sugar make you tired? Unable to focus? Drained? If you have a human body, sugar can make you tired. And it happens to children, too, despite the initial energy boost. My stomach churned as the school bus bounced through the turns on its way to the museum. I hadn’t been on a school bus […]
From Dead Bodies to Live Ones: My Surprising Metamorphosis
The smell of blood and gunpowder penetrates the investigator’s nose as she finishes her day, every tiny detail scribbled, every splatter of blood photographed. It’s time to load the victim into the van. The body is delivered to my office. It’s my turn to investigate, to solve the final mystery of this person’s life, to […]
Why Heart Disease is the #1 Killer and What You Can Do About It
If we know so much about heart disease, why is it still the #1 killer in the world? 4 of the 6 biggest risk factors are under our direct control. Will you wake up before it’s too late?