“there is nothing really weird about this at all. i work with this population of kids and this is the treatment. many of them are tube fed and take the same amount of "milk" (usually a tube feeding formula) overnight. if you look up most inborn errors of metabolism, the dietary treatment is unusual compared to a typical diet, but its just not newsworthy.”
“when my power went out during the storm, i didn't have cell service, internet, or phone service.
also, my company called and told us not to come in the monday and tuesday of the storm. our building ended up not having power those 2 days. they're still making us use our vacation time for those 2 days.”
knishinnyc on Nov 9, 2012 at 18:42:44
“I feel your pain. Part time workers that more and more companies are using in lieu of full time workers get left out in the cold too. They don't even get vacation or anything. Other than the fat cats at the top such as the MTA Board, everyone else is SOTL.”
madchen515 on Nov 9, 2012 at 16:04:28
“That sucks. I remember during the blackout when we were told not to go to work that my company paid all the employees. I am sorry to hear that your company didn't. Bad policy.”
“how many people read this story or saw it on the news and said "awww, that's so sweet!" while eating their hamburgers? if this story at all made you smile and feel happy for the cow THEN STOP EATING MEAT!”
“what's "Natural Bacon Type Flavor"? Is this something us vegetarians can enjoy? Bacon is one of the few things I miss...just can't be duplicated.”
Jane Bennett on Apr 10, 2012 at 18:29:01
“hmm....just the fact that it states "bacon type flavor" will steer me away....could be good tho....”
Becky McGarry on Apr 10, 2012 at 18:09:42
“that's the same question I was going to ask! If they are vegetarian, I'm definitely going to try them.
On another note, I find that Morningstar Farms 'bacon' tastes pretty authentic. I tried it out on a carnivore, and she liked it.”
xxgreyeyes on Apr 10, 2012 at 18:09:22
“I'm a vegetarian and I don't miss bacon. There are a lot of alternatives to the bacon flavor. I agree with InedaName, liquid smoke does give off the smell and taste of bacon. I refused to eat some vegetarian baked beans because the liquid smoke made it smelled like meat.”
InedaName on Apr 10, 2012 at 15:42:14
“The makers of Baconnaise also make Bacon Salt. It's vegetarian, kosher, and has no calories, fat, cholesterol, or carbs. There's also Liquid Smoke that gives foods a smoky flavor similar to bacon or ham.”
Oct 4, 2013 at 11:31:34
“1) I agree.
2) Your definition of moderation is flawed. Of course, 3 cups of salad aren't the same as 3 cups of pudding. Are 3 cups of pudding moderation? As an RD, it's your job to teach what moderation is. A cup of pudding once a week is moderation and if you can't help your patient follow a diet that includes that, you're not doing a good job.
3) I'm a vegetarian. I agree.
4) OF COURSE you have to be realistic. If you set up unrealistic goals for your patient they will fail and that means, to some degree, you've failed as well. To some, getting the small size at a fast-food place is a challenge. This has to do with motivation and your analysis of where the person is. If someone comes to you who is NOT ready for huge changes, then you need to work with what they're doing. If they're having hot pockets for dinner and you get them to eat Lean Cuisine, that's a step. Once they can do that, you can steer them towards even healthier eating. You're really referring to a small subset of patients ready to make some big lifestyle changes. Microwaves and fast-food are the norm for many; they may not be able to make the grand changes you'd like them to make. Perhaps you're lucky enough to see very motivated people in your practice. I'm not. And yes, I'm an RD too with an MS in nutrition.”
“100% agree. You should hear some of the inappropriate comments and smug looks I've gotten when people hear I didn't breastfeed and won't be breastfeeding my next one. Judgment goes both ways. I could easily make a list twice as long of "Things Never to Say to a Non-Breastfeeding Mom."”
“Stop acting all high and mighty everyone. I left my job at 1pm when it was only raining. I got home at 6:30pm and barely made it. I suppose I should have just gotten out of my car at 4pm because I was supposed to be off the road then. I "respected nature". I left with time to spare. But they started closing roads and I had to go around and around and ended up stuck for over 5 hours. You don't know what the roads and conditions were like unless you were out there. And you certainly don't know what other people's situations were. I took proper precautions and I'm sure lots of other people did as well and ended up in bad situations.”
“I suffered a miscarriage in June and am now, happily, 14 weeks pregnant. I think it's important to talk about miscarriages and tell others "Yes, I had one too." For some reason, there is a stigma around them. I don't feel like I need to keep it a secret. It happened and I'm not embarrassed by it. I know it's nothing I did. I wonder if that's part of the stigma around miscarriages and why women don't share their stories more.
My story: I went in for my 8 week sono and it was measuring 6 weeks with a weak heartbeat. I was told to come back in a week for another sono. 3 days later I started bleeding and eventually had "contractions" the next day. It was a protracted process lasting almost 2 weeks including 2 doses of mistoprolol, consistent bleeding and testing positive for Hcg for weeks after. But 2 months later, I was pregnant again.
I'm not far enough away from my experience to be able to say how much I think about it; I suppose it's everpresent, especially considering my current "delicate condition." But when I was going through everything, a good friend, who had suffered 3 miscarriages between her 2 children, told me that if one of those pregnancies had gone to completion, then she wouldn't have the wonderful little boy she has today. That helped me during that time, that there was a baby I'm supposed to have. That one wasn't it.”
hp blogger Aidan Donnelley Rowley on Oct 18, 2012 at 09:48:22
“I am so sorry about your loss and excited for you that you are pregnant. I remember thinking that the only thing that would begin to help me heal would be to get pregnant again. I got pregnant very easily the first time and then it wasn't as easy following the miscarriage. Ultimately, it really didn't take a very long time to get pregnant with my first girl, but those intervening months felt like an eternity and it was literally all I could think about. And then, yes, once pregnant, I was extra anxious because of what I had been through. But in the end, I really think that it made me appreciate the days of that pregnancy and my subsequent pregnancies more and also adds to the true gratefulness I feel for my girls every day. And I do think it helps to think that if we didn't have the loss(es) we did, we wouldn't have the families we go on to have.
Thank you so much for adding your story here. It means a lot to me, and so many of us. Feel good!!”
“I've tried so many out there and some are awful and I felt that they actually MADE me smell like B.O. The best I've found is Desert Essence Tea Tree. No scent and no odor and I don't even sweat as much with it but it's not an antiperspirant.”
“WTF??? I have this show DVR'd!!! I specifically avoided the HuffPost entertainment section and other entertainment websites to AVOID having this spoiled for me!!!! HuffPost WHAT ARE YOU DOING? At least hold off on posting this until Monday. Was there something in this that was necessary to include RIGHT NOW? Can you please post SPOILER or change the title for the others out there who didn't have an hour and a half last night to watch it? Some people were watching this big sports event called the World Series. You have got to be kidding me.”
hp blogger Deborah Stambler on Oct 29, 2011 at 00:08:51
“Yeah. I have to agree. This is a news site. But I really am sorry to have spoiled it for you. I specifically stayed away from Twitter last night until the show was over. It's hard though. So were you a Cardinals fan?”
MercedesGabriella on Oct 28, 2011 at 19:26:06
“For heavens sake!! Should news be put on hold until it's convenient for you to hear what's going on on the world? This is a news site!”
“qvc has the exact effect on me. i'm 31 and if i'm alone in my house at night, i leave qvc on to fall asleep to. i actually used to do this religiously until i got married and my husband could not sleep with the tv on at night. it's something about the voices or imagined familiarity that makes it comforting. it's nice to know someone else feels this way. i always thought it was just me!”
Aug 24, 2011 at 14:05:03
“so she doesn't prepare at all is what he's saying? this is basically the same thing i read when they asked her if she did any research on the 1960s and women's roles and society, etc. before she started on "mad men" and she said no. she just seems kind of lazy.”
“ugh. i hope this is a tongue-in-cheek article but if not...
1) obviously you're not going there for a healthy meal, but unless you're dining alone, it's possible others in your party will want to eat fatty options.
2) agree but then people will be upset about getting less. if they lower the prices though...
3) SkinnyLicious is a fine name, gets the point across.
4) It's unrealistic to say that if you want to lose weight, don't go out to eat. And honestly, some people really don't know what's healthy and what isn't. That's why calorie counts are on menus now. Some salads have the same amount of calories as a burger. Might as well have options that are under 500 calories.”