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This 1950s Women's Health Tutorial Is Utterly Appalling (VIDEO)

This 1950s Women's Health Tutorial Is Utterly Appalling (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 14:53:07 in Fifty

“IN 1956, my mother had thyroid cancer. Soon after having her thyroid removed, she had a full hysterectomy, as a "precaution," as it was believed at the time that if a woman had cancer anywhere in her body, her reproductive organs were especially susceptible and should be removed. She was in her early forties with four young children. It was not an easy road for my mother after she had both her thyroid and her ovaries removed, almost simultaneously, at a time when hormonal support was in its infancy and not well understood, and there was little emotional/psychological support, since speaking of such things as "The Menopause" (or "change of life") were considered taboo.”
Five Kitchen Staples These Nutritionists Are Never Without

Five Kitchen Staples These Nutritionists Are Never Without

Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 16:29:21 in Healthy Living

“Science is showing more and more that olive oil is not a healthy choice. Nor is oil, period. The work of cardiologist Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, John McDougall, MD, Colin Campbell, MD, Dean Ornish, MD, and Neal Barnard, MD, is not to be ignored. These wise doctors have all found tremendous success in helping people reverse advanced heart disease, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, skin conditions and a long list of other health issues. They, unlike most doctors today, are not only informed about nutrition, but are not afraid to stand up to the pharmaceutical, dairy and meat industries. Google any of these brave men and get educated on what real healthy food is.”

undrgrndgirl on Jun 26, 2013 at 14:21:29

“you do know md's get almost NO nutritional training at all, right?”

James Kling on Jun 25, 2013 at 18:12:47

“I would take the advice of all the doctors you listed and burn it. Horrible scientific methodology. Esselstyn's limited number of subjects and non-reproducable results, Campbell's distortion of multivariate analysis and cherry-picking of the rat data, and all the low-fat prophets' inability to answer one simple question:

"How are my cells supposed to get adequate levels of vitamins A, D, E, and K with less than 10% of my overall diet as fat?"

Believe me, you don't want low levels of any of these.

Steve Jobs had a very treatable form of pancreatic cancer, but decided to follow the Ornish diet. That didn't work so well. Individuals with TC of 150 or lower have the highest all-cause mortality.

The improvements that some experience moving from the SAD to the "plant-based" diets recommended by these individuals is not because they remove fat or meat per se, but because they remove other foods, processed foods, excess refined carbohydrate, etc. But they throw the baby out with the bath water. Olive oil is the PERFECT example of this, consistently correlated with the healthiest diets, shunned by the fear-mongers.

No thanks.”

keeemo on Jun 25, 2013 at 18:08:05

“Short version: eat only what a rabbit would eat.”

Pedro Carlos Alves on Jun 25, 2013 at 17:53:11

“Olive oil IS a healthy choice! This has been proven time and time again!
You're wrong +Katiepdx!”
Improve Your Posture With 3 Simple Steps

Improve Your Posture With 3 Simple Steps

Commented Jun 24, 2013 at 11:31:54 in OWN

“Overcoming poor posture is a lot more complex than what is described here. These instructions are based on a misunderstanding of what good posture really is. The modern, adaptive Western posture of emphasizing length in the front of the body is a far cry from what is natural to the human body. Healthy toddlers are the role models of how to inhabit the body with relaxed ease, along with those women in the world who successfully carry heavy loads on their heads for decades without causing spinal problems (those who do develop problems do so because of skeletal misalignment). Good posture is not something you do, it is what you are when you live in a natural body. www.naturalposturesolutions.com
Gun Bill Background Check Amendment Fails, Other Key Provisions Follow

Gun Bill Background Check Amendment Fails, Other Key Provisions Follow

Commented Apr 17, 2013 at 23:46:51 in Politics

“Someone PLEASE explain to me why a car needs to be registered, a driver needs to be licensed but a lethal weapon requires NOTHING of the purchaser!! What is the matter with United States Senators who think guns should be made available to ANYONE, under any circumstances, without any kind of background check into their past behavior or verified mental illness issues! I walked into the Kaiser Hospital cafeteria in Portland, Oregon today and saw a sign on the door that read, "No Weapons Allowed" with an image of a gun! Good Grief! I ache for our children's future if we don't get our heads put back on straight!”

OneInABigCountry on Apr 18, 2013 at 00:07:02

“As we speak, it is illegal for any felon (and other disqualified individuals) to own a firearm.
ALL sales by a dealer (whether in the shop or at a gun show) have to go through NICS.
ALL interstate sales have to go through an FFL dealer (and thereby through NICS).
That leaves only in-state sales by individuals out of the background check requirements. Please look up the statistics estimating how insignificant this number of transactions is and what even more insignificant portion of these transactions is estimated to be illegal.

I know that this realization will hurt but you got a little confused by the gun grabber's propaganda machine which shares with you the pretense that this is "for the children".”
Democratic Solution To The Filibuster: Make Them Talk

Democratic Solution To The Filibuster: Make Them Talk

Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 22:36:01 in Politics

“I remember the days when this is the way filibustering was done. Debates were lively and dramatic—sometimes funny—and the public paid closer attention to an issue when it was being "discussed" in this way. It's an important point that Senator Merkley makes that if someone is going to object to something, then he/she ought to have the courage to say so and explain why. To do otherwise is just cowardly obstructionism for political gain and undermines the responsibility to represent the people who "hired" these members of Congress. I really don't know how some of these Republicans can look at themselves in the mirror.”
Mitt Romney 'Shellshocked' After Lost Election, Adviser Says

Mitt Romney 'Shellshocked' After Lost Election, Adviser Says

Commented Nov 8, 2012 at 19:43:14 in Politics

“I believe they were shocked because they had been assured that the election would be "delivered" to them. After all, $300 + billion and Mr. Rove's voter suppression tactics were intended to shave off a little here, a little there—not enough to be suspicious, but enough to make a difference. Who knows how many people were actually denied their right to vote, how many counting machines were manipulated. Maybe Obama would have won by a real landslide if Rove/Koch/Adelson et. all had succeeded. In the end, the people turned out in great numbers and democracy won!!”

irishpunk on Nov 8, 2012 at 19:52:57

“I get the impression that even if Mitt didn't feel he was "destined" to be President (or "called" as Dubya believed himself to b), he sure seemed to think it was his "turn". Because to be blunt, he had no other discernible reason for running than to add "President of the United States" to his resume.”
Muscular Strength-Politics Study Shows Strong Men More Likely To Assert Self-Interest

Muscular Strength-Politics Study Shows Strong Men More Likely To Assert Self-Interest

Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 22:55:17 in Science

“Overdevelopment of strength in targeted muscles is a modern, Western anomaly not seen in most of the rest of the world or elsewhere in the animal kingdom. "Working out" for "fitness" is a recent phenomenon in the several hundred thousand years of human existence. It restricts flexibility of joints, such a shoulders that are two massive to maintain their natural range of motion, but instead become rigid and tight. Is this same rigidity reflected in one's state of mind? Now that it's beed determined that conservatives have more density in the amygdala, that part of the limbic or reptilian brain that governs one's relationship with emotions such as fear, it would not be a surprise to discover that people with artificially pumped up strength also show overdevelopment of the amygdala. They just hide their fear under layers of muscle "strength."”
Mitt Romney On Obamacare: 'I'm Not Getting Rid Of All Of Health Care Reform' (VIDEO) [UPDATED]

Mitt Romney On Obamacare: 'I'm Not Getting Rid Of All Of Health Care Reform' (VIDEO) [UPDATED]

Commented Sep 9, 2012 at 11:36:13 in Politics

“Good grief NBC! Every shot of Romney has a Romney sign of one sort or another prominently displayed in the background. It's totally set up, the way Coca Cola pays certain movies to have their cans displayed in some scenes. It's all about marketing a product, but this Romney product is already past its shelf life.”
What I Learned From Giving Up Yoga

What I Learned From Giving Up Yoga

Commented Aug 11, 2012 at 19:33:01 in Fifty

“This was not intended to be a "sales" pitch but a pitch for remarkable information that is overlooked, misunderstood and should be included in our understanding of how the human body is designed to work. The practice of yoga and everything else is only enhanced by our understanding of this. This short video, by a former yoga teacher of 16 years, should have been given as the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AECYId2n32c
What I Learned From Giving Up Yoga

What I Learned From Giving Up Yoga

Commented Aug 11, 2012 at 15:58:06 in Fifty

“The body has a very particular design that is first discovered by all healthy toddlers learning how to sit up, stand and walk. It is the interplay of muscles and bones and if the skeleton is not aligned along the vertical axis of gravity, anything we do will have a detrimental effect over time, whether it is yoga, weight-training, jogging, gardening or simply bending. It is a little known fact that few people in the US today maintain this alignent past an early age, and it can rarely be recaptured through exercise alone. Those who never lose this natural alignment tend to live beyond our borders and often can carry heavy loads on their heads with ease. They grow old with elongated spines and flexible joints and often have never heard of yoga. www.NaturalPostureSolutions.com

teatwerp on Aug 11, 2012 at 23:00:57

“Go peddle your goods elsewhere”

Katiepdx on Aug 11, 2012 at 19:33:01

“This was not intended to be a "sales" pitch but a pitch for remarkable information that is overlooked, misunderstood and should be included in our understanding of how the human body is designed to work. The practice of yoga and everything else is only enhanced by our understanding of this. This short video, by a former yoga teacher of 16 years, should have been given as the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AECYId2n32c

zagyzebra on Aug 11, 2012 at 16:13:17

“I wanted to give this comment credibility until I clicked on the link you've provided and found much of the same verbiage in a sales pitch.”
Morgan Freeman: 'I Think We Invented God'

Morgan Freeman: 'I Think We Invented God'

Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 22:41:50 in Entertainment

“Shame?? Why so judgmental? Why are Morgan Freeman's or anyone else's beliefs any less appropriate than yours? Who gets to choose what the "standard" is—and why? We should be making allowances for all points of view and not trying to impose our own on others or judging them for having different beliefs than we do.

There's no shame in this, for God's sake!”
Joe Scarborough, 'Morning Joe' Panel Gets Into Heated Debate Over Hilary Rosen, Allen West (VIDEO)

Joe Scarborough, 'Morning Joe' Panel Gets Into Heated Debate Over Hilary Rosen, Allen West (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 14, 2012 at 16:27:11 in Media

“Very well put! Hilary Rosen's remarks were taken out of context, too. She was referring to Mitt Romney exclaiming that his wife advises him about what's important to women. His wife may be a lovely woman and a wonderful mother, but it's almost impossible for a "stay-at-home" mom with nannies, housekeepers and cooks to ever understand the reality facing other stay at home mothers who don't have that kind of help. Add a full-time, low-paying job to the mix, and that's what Hilary Rosen was referring to. Yes, she could have been more artful in how this point was phrased, but sheesh, she was absolutely right!”
Johanna Quaas, 86-Year-Old Gymnast, Performs At Cottbus World Cup In Germany

Johanna Quaas, 86-Year-Old Gymnast, Performs At Cottbus World Cup In Germany

Commented Apr 2, 2012 at 21:37:16 in Weird News

“Not all gymnasts age this way. This woman is able to do this at age 86 because she still adheres to the body's natural design of naturally aligned bones and a deep, engaged core. This is not the kind of core we talk about in today's world of exercise that emphasizes the rectus abdominis, but rather the authentic core that can only work to stabilize the body and promote easy flexibility by working in a dynamic interplay of elastic muscles and aligned bones that are organized around the vertical axis of gravity or plumb line. This is how the human body is designed to work. Actually, few gymnasts today age without a host of problems from performing gymnastics from a place of skeletal misalignment. More can be seen about this at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AECYId2n32c
Sandra Fluke On Rush Limbaugh Controversy: Attempts To Silence Women Have 'Clearly Failed'

Sandra Fluke On Rush Limbaugh Controversy: Attempts To Silence Women Have 'Clearly Failed'

Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 11:20:22 in Politics

“How remarkable that Rush Limbaugh, in his attempt to silence Ms. Fluke, is actually being silenced by this young woman who is confident, poised, intelligent, educated, articulate, wise, attractive and calm. None of these qualities are known to Mr. Limbaugh, who continues to be oblivious to how pathetic he appears next to someone with such remarkable demeanor.”

Bernie Fine on Mar 13, 2012 at 11:47:38

“Attractive? Right”
Sore Muscle Remedies That Really Work

Sore Muscle Remedies That Really Work

Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 18:22:27 in Healthy Living

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AECYId2n32c

The real cause of most chronic pain, as well as post-exercise pain and stiffness, is movement with misaligned bones . . .”
Sore Muscle Remedies That Really Work

Sore Muscle Remedies That Really Work

Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 18:19:14 in Healthy Living

“The biggest cause of post-exercise muscle soreness is performing any movement with misaligned bones that cause the muscles attached to those bones to have to work improperly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AECYId2n32c

Jeff Tenenbaum on Feb 15, 2012 at 19:17:13

“No, that would be lactic acid.”

Cyrus Trance on Feb 15, 2012 at 18:36:29

“News flash, if you have missaligned bones you will not be walking anymore than working out.”
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UC Davis Police Pepper-Spray Seated Students In Occupy Dispute (VIDEO) (UPDATES)

Commented Nov 19, 2011 at 16:44:56 in Business

“REALLY? Stay home? How have any movements for change—civil rights, women's rights—succeeded by people staying home?”
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UC Davis Police Pepper-Spray Seated Students In Occupy Dispute (VIDEO) (UPDATES)

Commented Nov 19, 2011 at 14:57:14 in Business

“Point made? Don't think so! The mainstream media is mostly ignoring and playing down this movement. Welcome to the American Spring—thank goodness young people are taking control for a change. I'm a 65-year-old granny, and I say, RIght ON! These young people are the future, it belongs to them, and my generation has done little to help them have anything of value to look forward to! Bless them for waking up!”

joemacb on Nov 19, 2011 at 15:45:28

“Way to go Granny! I am not the 1%, and most people I know think they should go home.”
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UC Davis Police Pepper-Spray Seated Students In Occupy Dispute (VIDEO) (UPDATES)

Commented Nov 19, 2011 at 14:47:37 in Business

“This action at UC Davis probably will do more to promote this most remarkable movement than anything else up until now. We can probably count the hours before campuses across the entire country will be standing in solidarity with the students who were pepper sprayed. It won't take long before their parents and grandparents are, too.”

dannydmc on Nov 19, 2011 at 14:51:31

“Remarkable is not the word I think of when I see these lazy bums wanting free handouts. The movement will end as soon as the media stops making them out to be heroes. Latest polls show only 33% of America now supports these goofs”
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UC Davis Police Pepper-Spray Seated Students In Occupy Dispute (VIDEO) (UPDATES)

Commented Nov 19, 2011 at 14:44:44 in Business

“How does it make sense for everyone to try to strive to become part of the 1%? For those who do, they are just perpetuating the underlying problems of inequality and unfairness.”

opinionated indeed on Nov 19, 2011 at 15:01:50

“Again, speaking from personal experience, a desire to be at the "top" is not necessarily predicated on wanting to be unfair. There are plenty of people who have genuinely worked hard and sacrificed for what they have achieved. They have seen how the "game" is set up and have played by the rules that were in place to get to where they have gotten.”
Bernice Bates, World's Oldest Yoga Teacher, Welcomes Others To Break Her Guinness World Record

Bernice Bates, World's Oldest Yoga Teacher, Welcomes Others To Break Her Guinness World Record

Commented Nov 19, 2011 at 14:24:45 in Weird News

“Good for her! She is quite inspiring! It does appear, however, that yoga has not prevented her from developing kyphosis or "dowager's hump", where the upper spine rounds and compresses, instead of remaining elongated. It is possible to maintain this elongation for as long as one lives. Natural skeletal alignment, the human mechanical design, is the key, and adhering to these basic principles makes the practice of yoga only that much more beneficial!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRDbr9wCB_Y

onwisconsin on Nov 19, 2011 at 18:22:45

“Kyphosis is a heritable trait. It runs in my family on my mother's side. You can't prevent it by exercising, as my sisters and I have tried. One of my sister's condition was so advanced that she had to have surgery. Luckily mine, my two other sisters', and my niece's are barely noticeable.”
Weekly Health Tip: How To Ease Back Pain During Pregnancy

Weekly Health Tip: How To Ease Back Pain During Pregnancy

Commented May 30, 2011 at 17:10:47 in Healthy Living

“Women in many parts of the world do not suffer from back pain when pregnant. This is because they have never lost what every healthy toddler discovers when learning how to stand and walk. Dr. Chopra is correct that posture relates to back pain in pregnancy, but this is only the case when there is misalignment to begin with. When supported by a naturally aligned skeleton, the "hammock" formed by the transversus abdominis muscle supports the baby in place, without throwing the skeleton off the vertical axis. It's only when there is misalignment that the trans ab muscle is unable to function in this natural way. See this video to learn more about this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oTfN5NDQWE
Have American Parents Got It All Backwards?

Have American Parents Got It All Backwards?

Commented May 13, 2013 at 17:26:37 in Parents

“Yes, papooses and cradleboards keep the spine, the primary neural highway, elongated for efficient transmission of messages between body and brain. I agree carseats are a necessity, but the problem is that they, and other sitting devices, tuck the pelvis, collapse the spine, train muscles in the abdomen and hip flexors to habitually shorten, restrict the diaphragm and compress vital organs. Protecting a baby in a carseat on the way to the store is different from carrying it around in this "box," then letting it sleep for hours curled up, with a contorted spine and heavy head hanging off straining muscles. Some babies lose interest in being physically adventurous at an early age. They only partially "catch up." Babies are not blobs to be left in physically disempowering positions until four or so months, then suddenly expected to learn to sit up. The lucky ones have had many opportunities for "belly-to-earth" engagement which includes being carried and "worn" often and get to lay down sequential building blocks for healthy physical development. ("Tummy Time is often too little and too late). Most grannies like me will tell how their babies spent lots of time on their bellies from the beginning and worked hard to teach themselves to be physically capable. Natural movement builds the core of stability that will support them in being upright. By the time babies are standing and walking, they have all the core strength they will ever need—truly authentic core strength! www.mindfulalignment.com
Have American Parents Got It All Backwards?

Have American Parents Got It All Backwards?

Commented May 13, 2013 at 14:54:41 in Parents

“Our society is also wearing blinders related to the physical demise of babies and children due to restriction of natural movement patterns in the earliest months of life. Through overuse of strollers, carseats, swings and carriers, as well as recommendations for back sleeping (SIDS, terrible as it is, represented .12% of infant deaths at its peak, meaning that 99.88% of babies did NOT die of SIDS no matter what position they sleep in), babies miss out on opportunities for essential natural movement patterns. Frequent "belly-to-earth" experiences build an essential core that is the engine that drives the the firing of synaptic neural connections between body and brain, building a fully-functioning nervous system.

With the current emphasis on cognitive development, we bombard infants with external stimulation before they have grown a nervous system, through movement, that is capable of processing and integrating this information. This perhaps helps explain why some develop sensory processing disorders. Imagine restricting a litter of kittens to lying on their backs or in semi-reclining positions most of the time. We would not be surprised if they developed physical and neurological anomalies. We have trained our children to be slouchers by depriving them of the essential core and an awareness of how to inhabit their bodies naturally. www.mindfulalignment.com

mazaza on May 13, 2013 at 16:55:49

“The comparison with kittens is pretty good. Those little things are meant to run around.”

OneWoman on May 13, 2013 at 16:23:33

“Thanks for your post. You raise some interesting points and have given me something to think about. :-)”

Jerseytime on May 13, 2013 at 15:35:28

“Hm. Seems Native Americans did fine with papooses.”

Marlowe53 on May 13, 2013 at 15:23:16

“A lot of what you say makes sense but babies spend limited amounts of time in cars. Car seats save lives.”
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New Wife In The Family

Commented Feb 3, 2013 at 23:14:32 in Divorce

“EVERYONE in this situation is entitled to their feelings! No one person is more entitled than another, and the reality is that life and relationships are extremely complicated. Acknowledging the reality of these complexities and the conflicted feelings involved is a whole lot healthier than open warfare and lingering bitterness. Who are any of us to judge anyone else? Isn't it kinder to just let everyone have the experience they need to have to learn they lessons that will help them to grow and transform into more complete, happier people, whatever that involves for them? Pontificating about how it SHOUld be for someone else is an easy way out for the rest of us to avoid feeling and understanding our own feelings and issues.”
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