Hey everybody, here's some knowledge to start off your work week. Enjoy!
Ask Dr. K: "Do cleanses and detox diets work?" [We learn about the detoxifying function of the liver, even back in high school, so I never figured these fads would do anything. This is an interesting read if you want to know more about why cleanses are not as efficient as eating some broccoli.]
Why taking ADHD medication (ie/ Adderall) is dangerous when you don't actually suffer from the disorder. This article emphasizes the longterm side-effects of using "study drugs", and how prevalent they have become in college & post-graduate groups. Very frightening. NYTimes - Drowned in a stream of Prescriptions
Vogue Mum extract: "If she's hungry she can eat salad." - I felt the title of this post was deceiving, and gave the impression this woman was starving her daughter for fashion's sake. Weiss put her child on a diet, because the child was overweight (maybe even obese), and it was necessary for her health. I wish more parents were this strict once pediatricians/family doctors recommend a low calorie diet. Obesity is a huge medical dilemma in the USA, and it is the cause of heavy healthcare expenditures as it leads to cardiac disease & heart attacks + strokes (the leading causes of death according to the CDC).
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