Okay, third time I’ve gotten this question.
As a dairy science humaoid: NO, IT DOES NOT.
Unless you have been drinking only milk your entire life, and then suddenly drink only water, there is no plausible way I can think of that milk would leach calcium from your bones. And even THEN, you’d only leach it from your bones for a few days/weeks at most, if you had other calcium sources. Even if those sources are harder for the digestive system to access than milk, they probably have more calcium to make up for it, and are just fine in the long run.
In the end you need plenty of calcium AND VITAMIN D for both your bones and guts, and milk is an alright source for those.
But honestly, rich leafy greens like kale, cheese (especially parmasean and its ilk), sardines, and tofu are all excellent sources of calcium, and don’t have the same sugar content as milk.
Yes, most of them are much higher in fat content, but that means that they remind your brain “SHIT SON THAT’S GOOD WE HAVE ENERGY FOR THE NEXT 8 HOURS!” and not “OH NO! NEED LONG-SUSTAINING FUD, ONLY HAVE SUGARS AVAILABLE!”
Regardless, milk does not leach from the bones, it is NOT the best source of calcium, it is not necessarily bad, and not always the best.
I love cows, I love dairy science, LOVE cheese, and I love my home state. I am also an eternal skeptic and believer in science, and do not appreciate the Dairy Council taking my money and turning it into what amounts to propaganda in some campaigns.
Seek the truth for yourself. Learn how science and critical thinking work, and read the studies people claim “support” their viewpoint. Figure out if they’re correct or not, but don’t assume you know how to do so until you actually understand how science and critical thinking work.
You’re you’re own best advocate.
tl;dr: Nope, it doesn’t. But don’t believe that it’s the miracle drink it’s marketed as, either - especially if you’re past adolescence.
Yeaaaahh. Saol amháin on the left wrist, mair é on the right. Basically YOLO in Irish (aka Irish Gaelic). “One life, Live it.”
Got it after going through a solid year of hell, after getting into a massive car wreck 1100 miles from home, getting really fucked-up in the head, having an extremely messed-up summer, and a semester of school where there were days I could hardly get out of bed.
Finally started to get out of that shitty state of being, but would fall back into it every time I didn’t have active commitments that people were holding me to - I drove Bennett to his student teaching assignment (2 hours there and back every morning) but couldn’t bring myself to do more than that at some points.
So I had to remind myself that this life was all I had - there was nothing more, and I had to make the most of it. This life may suck, but I can make it better. Shit will always drag me down, but if I do nothing, I mean nothing. I want to be something after I’m gone.
And, because of course, 18 months later “YOLO” became a *thing*. Fuck whoever made that start.
Of course, I have my brother’s Raven on my left wrist, now, too. I’m going to be getting my triskele and shamrocks touched up (and made less meh) too, and getting a primrose on my right wrist sooner rather than later.
Also in searching for this pic I realized I had a surprising proportion of naked people on my personal blog’s “tattoo” tag.
Long story short, he’s got an abscessed tooth because of pre-existing terrible teeth (he was a street cat for a few years) that’s been getting reinfected and is eating farther into his nasal cavity, and needs to be removed before he becomes septic or gets in so much pain that he can’t eat.
He’s otherwise healthy (if a bit fat), so we really don’t want to lose him or force him to go through unnecessary pain for no reason.
Zarks is one of the few things we have left of my fiance’s mom, and in addition to our upcoming wedding, we also have my personal medical expenses (going onto a new insurance) coming up, so we’ve been put in a position where, if we have to cover everything ourselves, we’d be forced to put this surgery off to the point where it could very very easily devolve into a life-or-death situation.
OKAY. YEAH. Kitty sad and having infected tooth. Kitty has infected tooth because of previous life on the streets leading to cracked canine that, for the past 4 years, we’ve managed to keep uninfected. But now things are getting serious and we need some help. :( I’m the last person to ask anyone for help - I am so stupidly prideful that I give up incredibly important things just so that I don’t have to ask for help. But even doing that, we don’t have enough for this surgery and his follow-up care.
Zarkster loves you! Help him out <3
Conflicts with major casualties almost always also lead to major advancements in at least one field of medicine. The US Civil War was a huge huge time for medical advancement and achievement, and it sped up the advancement of the already-improving state of medicine in the US considerably.
The director of that museum gave a good series of short talks on Youtube, detailing myths and advancements during the war.
I’ve actually used several pics from the NMHM previously on here. I’ll probably post more in the future, but for now, have fun browsing on your own!
You’re confusing me with fuckyeahforensics
That’s basically the only real skeleton that runs a blog on here.
Well, my blog IS kinda weird. But that’s how I do, so it’s all good. Also selfies are not my thing. But I’ve posted pics of myself previously, probably.
Bright’s Disease, something YOU will hopefully never be diagnosed with, because if you are, well, you’re going to a quack! Or you’ve stepped into a time machine, whichever.
Even when it was first described and elucidated, Bright’s Disease was a fairly vague diagnosis. It could be could be acute or chronic, fatal or just annoying, but always had to do with the kidneys. The symptoms that Bright described as characteristic of this condition were not unique to one disease, or even one internal problem. The kidneys could be inflamed, degenerating, non-functional, or even hemorrhaging outside of the urinary tract, but so long as notable levels of protein (albumin) were in the urine, patent medicine companies and alkali or vegetable “cure” quacks were all right there waiting for you to want a solution.
That said, Richard Bright did a good deal when it came to being observant and putting forth theories and methods regarding dropsy (edema), and was correct about kidney disease causing edema of the legs and around the eyes. He also produced some of the best and most detailed illustrations of diseased and normal kidney tissues that were available before Gray - and even Gray didn’t have better illustrations of diseased tissues.
Symptoms of Bright’s Disease:
- Serious back pain
- High blood pressure
- Severe or mild edema
- "Phantom testicular agony" (?)
- Any or all of the above, so long as it’s in conjunction with cloudy, smoky, or bloody urine, with high albumin levels
Diseases that often fell under the net of Bright’s Disease
- General Nephritis (kidney inflammation), all forms, including pyelonephritis, which is an acute kidney infection that can quickly lead to kidney failure if not treated with antibiotics
- Chronic Kidney Disease, either primary or secondary
- Glomerulonephritis (inflammation of the filtering membrane within the kidney) was common, occasionally glomerulosclerosis (hardening of the filtering membrane tissue) is also thought to have been the primary cause of a diagnosis of Bright’s disease - much less common than glomerulonephritis
- Polycystic Kidneys
- Systemic Lupus leading to Lupus Nephritis
- Diabetic Nephritis
- Many other less common maladies that we now know are not just one disease…
Famous victims of Bright’s Disease
Though we now have some idea of what a few of these people died of, thanks to medical records and the reports of relatives of their symptoms, many people are recorded to have simply died of “Bright’s Disease”. Here are a few people that suffered from it, though not all perished due to the condition:
- Chester A. Arthur, 21st president of the United States
- Alexander III of Russia
- John Bunny, vaudeville and silent film actor
- Ty Cobb, Baseball Hall-of-Famer
- James Creelman, very sketchy Canadian journalist…major player in the yellow journalism going on in the early 20th century
- Emily Dickenson
- Gregor Mendel
- Aldo Leopold
- H. P. Lovecraft (developed and died from “Bright’s Disease” while dealing with intestinal cancer)
- Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, first wife of President Theodore Roosevelt
- Ellen Wilson, first wife of President Woodrow Wilson
- Bram Stoker (developed it, suffered one stroke, had it intensify, had another stroke, died soon after)