Here are our weekend reading selections for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!
Have a great weekend!
At age 31, my life took a sudden turn. I was an ambitious physician and neuroscience researcher who reveled in discovery and glittering science projects. Then, slipping into a brain scanner one evening in place of a subject who hadn't shown up, I was suddenly stripped of my white-coat status and thrown into the gray world of patients: That evening, I discovered that I had brain cancer.
If french fries smothered in brown gravy and topped off with cheese sounds like a plate of heaven to you, then you'll love Sam Zien's take on this Canadian favorite. Here, the chef who's also known as "Sam the Cooking Guy" shares two variations that have steak, bacon, eggs and more greasy goodness.
What Your Pee Is Telling You
It's a subject that rarely comes up in conversation, but your pee could actually hold the key to your health. Gastroenterologist Dr. Anish Sheth, co-author of What's My Pee Telling Me?, breaks down what looking into the toilet bowl might reveal.
Meet my friend Bart. Every day on his job, Bart is entrusted with millions of dollars of other people's money, and he handles it well. He got his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford and is a genuinely gifted fellow. He's also fit, healthy, and well-rounded.
It is hard to imagine anyone in today's world who is not familiar with the story (or at least the name) of Zorba the Greek. Based on the novel written by Nikos Kazantzakis, who is arguably Greece's most important author and philosopher of the 20th Century, the film made "Zorba" a household name and brought global recognition to the extensive and profound work of Kazantzakis (he also wrote The Last Temptation of Christ).
Although coconut oil's reputation suffered a great deal in the 80's and 90's due to its high saturated fatty acid content and the widely promoted belief that saturated fatty acids are bad for health, today, leading scientists, nutritionists, and doctors agree that saturated fatty acids are needed for optimal health, and that eating coconut oil can help your health in many ways.
Don't poo-poo technique: Fecal transplant can cure superbug, doctors say
A controversial new treatment, which involves the transplantation of human waste, can treat cases of C. difficile infection. But only a handful of physicians in Canada undertake the messy procedure.
Canada Medical Procedure: Fecal Transplant Saves Lives
Squeamish doctors afraid to use fecal enemas to treat a deadly gut infection could be putting people's lives at risk, warns a local emergency physician who studies immunology.
Taking a nap can make your smarter
The latest study, from the University of California at Berkeley, suggests that the brain may need sleep to process short-term memories, creating space for learning new facts
My husband and I rarely have huge arguments. We used to be much more fiery when we first got together. However, when we do have a good old "barny" I always find that he is much better at it than me. Maybe because I grew up with parents who rarely argued in front of us. Of course they did every now and again, but generally they were a solid team. My father's philosophy was to stick up for my mother, whether she was right or wrong. His loyalty was admirable, even though at numerous times it was to our detriment. My parents have been together now for over 45 years and are still in love with each other.
At some point, the iconic superheroes of your childhood grow old, too. Sure, you wouldn't necessarily expect to see Wonder Woman smoking like a chimney or Batman sporting silvery sprouts of chin hair from atop his motorized chair on wheels, but that's life, right?
Why is it so hard to lose weight? Have you ever wondered why the diets you've tried never seem to work even though they helped your best friend, husband, or neighbor lose weight? Have you ever gotten so irritable and emotional on a diet that your spouse threatened to divorce you? Believe me, I have seen this happen, and it is far more common than you might imagine.
There are a striking number of similarities between adolescence and middle age: you would be surprised how 50 has become the new 15. The biggest difference, however, in these key transitional life periods is that when we get past the acne, peer pressure, and insecurity issues of the first one, there is much to look forward to. Freedom! A career! Making a family! Did I mention freedom?
Beta carotene, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids are responsible for keeping your heart healthy. Here's a collection of recipes packed with those essential nutrients to keep your ticker ticking strong.