Change is Hard, But the Results Can Be Immediate
I think people just have to sort of basically realize that they’re going to face some difficulties in the first few days.
I think the first few days of making a change is always difficult, and I think people just have to sort of basically realize that they’re going to face some difficulties in the first few days.
But, honestly, if you focus on eating every three hours and if you focus on having protein and good quality fat, like olive oil, nuts and seeds, every three hours and you stay away from anything with sugar or starch or flour in it, it’ll happen very quickly and you can overcome it.
I just actually ran into somebody at a show that I did whose mother just started on the book, The Blood Sugar Solution. He said she lost 25 pounds in just a few weeks. So people can rapidly shape their metabolism, rapidly shape their biochemistry by just putting in the right information and taking out the wrong information.
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What can 3D printing do for medicine? The "sky is the limit," says Northwell Health researcher Dr. Todd Goldstein.
- Medical professionals are currently using 3D printers to create prosthetics and patient-specific organ models that doctors can use to prepare for surgery.
- Eventually, scientists hope to print patient-specific organs that can be transplanted safely into the human body.
- Northwell Health, New York State's largest health care provider, is pioneering 3D printing in medicine in three key ways.
Torn between absolutism on the left and the right, classical liberalism—with its core values of compassion and incremental progress whereby the once-radical becomes the mainstream—is in need of a good defense. And Adam Gopnik is its lawyer.
- Liberalism as "radical pragmatism"
- Intersectionality and civic discourse
- How "a thousand small sanities" tackled drunk driving, normalized gay marriage, and could control gun violence
Irish president believes students need philosophy.
- President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins calls for students to be thought of as more than tools made to be useful.
- Higgins believes that philosophy and history should be a basic requirement forming a core education.
- The Irish Young Philosopher Awards is one such event that is celebrating this discipline among the youth.
The lost practice of face-to-face communication has made the world a more extreme place.
- The world was saner when we spoke face-to-face, argues John Cameron Mitchell. Not looking someone in the eye when you talk to them raises the potential for miscommunication and conflict.
- Social media has been an incredible force for activism and human rights, but it's also negatively affected our relationship with the media. We are now bombarded 24/7 with news that either drives us to anger or apathy.
- Sitting behind a screen makes polarization worse, and polarization is fertile ground for conspiracy theories and fascism, which Cameron describes as irrationally blaming someone else for your problems.
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