What Every Woman Should Know
2010 marks the 40th anniversary of the Boston Women's Health Collective, also known as "Our Bodies, Ourselves." Executive Director Judy Norsigian sat down with Big Think to talk about the current state of women's health. What are the most pressing issues right now? Norsigian brings up drugs, for starters; women are taking too many of them. Her major piece of advice: women need to understand that the literature associated with drugs today is often biased, compromised, and ripe with conflicts of interest. "You have to look deeper beyond the 20 second bullet points. Even physicians are inappropriately influenced by pharmaceutical advertising and educational programming, so you can’t always depend on your physician," says Norsigian.
We're more dependent on them than we realize.
- Scientists says our survival depends on biodiversity.
- A natural climate strategy we often forget.
- Seeing our place among the Earth's living creatures.
There's a high social cost that comes with lighting up.
While short-term results are positive, there is mounting evidence against staying in ketosis for too long.
- Recent studies showed volunteers lost equal or more weight on high-carb, calorie-restricted diets than low-carb, calorie restricted diets.
- There might be positive benefits to short-term usage of a ketogenic diet.
- One dietician warns that the ketogenic diet could put diabetics at risk for diabetic ketoacidosis.
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