Monkey Pie

  Ever have a slice of monkey pie? No? Well, that’s good, because there is no such thing, at least not in our part of the world. And it would be weird if there was. It would be contrary to instinctive notions, eating a creature similar to humans. You wouldn’t eat human pie and, for similar reasons, you wouldn’t eat monkey pie. Would you agree that every creature on earth, human and otherwise, follows an instinctive dietary program?     This toad is an insectivore, consuming flies and grasshoppers in order to survive. Nobody had to tell this toad that flies are delicious. Properly nourished, this toad can mate with other toads and deposit eggs on rocks in order to reproduce and make more toads. What if you didn’t like the fact that this toad devoured creatures like grasshoppers and you forced it to eat nothing but spinach and kale? It would die within a few weeks, deprived of all the nutrients its body requires to survive.       How about a cat? Cats are obligate carnivores, consuming mice, birds, and other creatures, just as its close relative, wildcats, chase pigeons, squirrels, and deer fawns for food. You may have to encourage your cat to eat the synthetic kibble you put out in a bowl, but no encouragement or instruction is needed for it to chase down a mouse. What if you didn’t like your cats carnivorous ambitions and you restricted its diet to only dandelion greens and cashews? You’d have a very hungry, ...
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ConclusionsVitamin D insufficiency was prevalent in both newly diagnosed axSpA patients and healthy controls. There was no association between vitamin D and pain and disease activity in the newly diagnosed axSpA patients. Monitoring vitamin D levels is important and early intervention for vitamin D insufficiency is needed, especially in female patients.
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 December 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Ziqian Cheng, Ranji Cui, Tongtong Ge, Wei Yang, Bingjin LiAbstractOptogenetics is a biological technique, which involves controlling the biological functions of target cells using light. In recent years, optogenetics has become one of the most advanced experimental techniques in neuroscience. It provides precise control on target cells in addition to rapidly and specifically altering the neuronal activity both in vivo and ex vivo. The emergence of optogenetic technology enabled researchers to study the pathogenesis of diseases at ...
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ConclusionThe results support that EO ‘aromatherapy’ can promote dose-dependent regulation of anxiety, depression and OSI and that efficacy requires optimization of dose.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - While army suicides have historically decreased during wartime, that trend appears to have reversed in recent decades, a new study of U.S. records finds.
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This study surveyed 9,052 U.S. Soldiers in 2018 via a self-administered online questionnaire. Using multivariable logistic regression, we examined the association between social media use (
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe calculated a crash incidence for the “unavoidable” crashes which was 20–27% smaller than the observed crash rate of ESC-fitted passenger cars in our previous study. We concluded that suicides, active driver input until the crash, and challenging weather and road conditions are the most difficult factors for current active safety systems. Our analysis did not account for issues such as system usability or driver acceptance and therefore our results should be regarded as something that is currently theoretically achievable. However, the observed incidence is a good reference for automated driv...
Source: Accident Analysis and Prevention - Category: Accident Prevention Source Type: research
Jeffrey A. SingerAs of December 2019, eight states haveacted to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. Other states arecontemplating bans in 2020.I have pointed outhere andhere why banning flavored vaping products will deny adult tobacco smokers a proven means of quitting harmful tobacco smoking. In fact, nicotine e-cigarettes —of which more than 90 percent of adult tobacco quitters prefer the flavored kind—aretwice as effective as nicotine gum or patches in helping smokers stop. We recently learned from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that virtually every case of EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping pro...
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Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Journal of Psychiatric ResearchAuthor(s): Johnny Berona, Adam G. Horwitz, Ewa K. Czyz, Cheryl A. KingAbstractLesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth are at elevated risk for self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (SITBs). However, few studies have comprehensively examined SITBs and their longitudinal course in LGBT youth at high risk for suicide. The aims of the present study were to characterize histories of SITBs among high-risk LGBT youth and to examine prospective associations with suicidal behavior. Participants were 285 youth (41.8% LGBT) ages 13 ...
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“Almonds are sweet.” “Foods taste better.” “Candy now tastes sickeningly sweet.” “My daughter now loves asparagus.” I’ve heard these comments from Wheat Belly lifestyle followers numerous times over the years, observations that reflect the change in taste perception that develops with wheat and grain elimination from the diet. It is a consistent effect observed by so many people: the perception of taste changes with elimination of wheat and grains. It represents restoration of taste perception back to the way it was supposed to have been all along, an effect that ref...
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Ms. Winfrey, Can you lose weight while continuing to consume bread and other products made with wheat flour and grains? You absolutely can—though it is quite difficult physically and emotionally, requiring monumental willpower, as you already know. But I fear that you have overlooked crucial issues in your campaign for Weight Watchers and the exoneration of bread. You have, unfortunately, propagated some destructive misconceptions. And the people who you have hurt the most I suspect are the people who you would have preferred to help the most. Losing weight by avoiding processed food products made with wheat and rel...
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