Is it the key to longevity? Some encouraging results, though there’s still a lot to learn.,
“I vote ‘No.’“
I was thinking this the other day, and even tweeted about it, I think. Booker is an asshat on many levels, but I’m pretty sure that voting for a vegan would be more controversial than voting for a gay president. Pretty sure we’ve never had one in the White House. Vegans should go back to Vega.
“As soon as I started eating meat, my health improved,” she said. “My mental acuity stepped up, I lost weight, my acne cleared up, my hair got better. I felt like a fog lifted.” All of the meat was from healthy, grass-fed animals reared on the farms where she worked.
Other former vegetarians reported that they, too, felt better after introducing grass-fed meat into their diets: Ms. Kavanaugh said eating meat again helped with her depression. Mr. Applestone said he felt far more energetic.
“It can be hard to balance your diet as a vegetarian, especially when you’re younger, and I wasn’t doing it right,” he said.
I continue to hold out hope that we’ll be able to grow grass-fed beef in a lab.
…with stem cells.
Faster, please. Interesting to read this in the context of going to get an echo cardiogram this afternoon.
[Update Thursday afternoon]
For those curious, I got a clean bill of health. One slightly leaky valve, which the cardiologist said was no big deal.
This isn’t news to me. I’ve always been concerned (to the degree that I am concerned) about both, and in fact, I worry more about diastolic than systolic. I’m trying to get it down with 20 mg of Lisinopril, but it’s still 150/100 on waking. Fortunately, I’ve never had a cardiovascular event, despite having lost both parents relatively young to heart attacks. I think I have a much healthier lifestyle, though. They were both life-long smokers, and overweight (partly as a result of horrible nutrition advice from the government).
Genetic factors are the primary ones. Yes, it’s not vaccines.
I also subscribe to the theory that tech hubs have brought people together who might not have met in previous times, and their kids are getting a double dose.
This will be a big breakthrough for a lot of people, though (as with all tech advances) it will have its downsides.
Why everything you know about it is wrong.
Not news to readers of this site.
No, they’re not healthier for you. They’re probably worse. And the myth of red meat and cancer, and saturated fat and heart disease, persists.
Curing patients by editing away the virus.
This is the 21st century I was hoping for. Now do herpes.