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, in the quantities that most people consume it, 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: No, 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 éon 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.
They always have these specials on the Civil War, but it's always about the war itself and not so much other things - I was curious, due to all the types of ailments and injuries and such that occurred during the war, was there a lot of medical advancement that took place during that time, or perhaps directly after? And, if so, do you have any recommended readings on the subject? (thanks in advance, I love your blog :D)
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.
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
Systemic Lupus leading to Lupus 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
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)
Sources: Medline Plus, Science and Practice of Medicine in the Nineteenth Century, W. F. Bynum, 1994, Wikipedia (I know, I know, but I wanted to know who’s died from it)
I accidentally all the caffeine so very sick thursday then very awake thursday night so no sleep until friday night so brain turn off friday afternoon and not back on yet
Yeah, I’m fine. I’ve been a bit loopy lately because I’m so busy with real life. On the plus side, I do have tonight and part of tomorrow as down time. Hopefully my brain will start doing its brain-thang again.
a pile of bushbaby and black panther (let’s be accurate here, melanistic jaguar) bendy toys
not pictured: many books including “Dr. Miles Anti-Pain Pills NEW Joke Book”, vintage natural history prints, life-size wall wrap of deinonychus fossil, marie curie in her full-terror state, fossil brachiopod and nautilus
things that involve cats, and kidneys, inflatable frogs, and a terrifying marie curie
Lots of things happening right now. Very busy outside blog. Gonna try to queue a few days up tonight, or maybe just help people out with some requests and resource questions.
But yeeees. Things with blog! Soon. Fun thing! More explainy about lack of posts lately. Not because dead people this time! *knocks on wood* *remembers is not superstitious* *still hopes for no dead people*
I wasn't either of those anon's but I really wanted to thank you for being really respectful and considerate about tagging stuff that bothers people. You'd be shocked how many blogs with similar content to yours (weird science, medical curiosities etc) I've seen outright insult people that request any accommodations and I always find that so annoying and rude. I loved your blog already but seeing you handle that so politely makes me have a lot of respect for you now as well.
Aw, cheers mate! I know I have a somewhat unique blog in that I cover a huge range of 18th-early 20th century stuff, but my followers are generally pretty rad, and honestly, if it’s not a benefit for me to get worked up over, who cares? I’ll for sure forget to tag that shit for a while, but those guys will remind me until I remember, and then it’s no sweat on anyone’s part.
Honestly, I get so many requests that it’s literally impossible to fulfill them all. I still feel sorta bad about that some days. When it’s a simple +tag request, it’s hard to be like “no that’s too much work/no you’re dumb”.
I know I have cute things. I know some people just love my critters and basic anatomy. I know some people love horrific anatomy and hate animals! If you wanna filter my blog, go for it. If you wanna find specific things, that’s why I tag so much! If you wanna hate on me for accommodating others, say your piece! I’m open to everything, even if I can’t respond to everything.
You're a huge sweetheart :D like I love weird medical stuff most of the time but sometimes when I'm having a super rough day, certain things make my skin crawl so thanks for tagging, aside from the general content your goodnatured ways are why this is one of my favorite blogs
I’m too cool for school :D
No, really, I won’t actually remember to tag the “genital horror” (as infrequent as it is) for a while, probably. Just remind me. If you’re anon I probably won’t reply, but I’ll correct the post.
Like I said, some people just wanna avoid that shit…but some people wanna find it! Tagging helps us all ;D
Honestly, if someone can't handle looking at a black and white drawing of something medical, then they shouldn't be following a medical related blog and then whine about seeing medical things. I mean, really. Unfollow and go follow a blog about clouds and fuzzy dogs
*shrug* I get it. I post a LOT of natural history and biology and basic anatomy lessons and even just cute animals with old illustrations.
It’s kind of the reason I’ve looked at breaking apart the two blogs for years, but in the end I decided I really like having them together. There’s so much in the natural world that bled into medical history, and so much medical history that was discovered by the polymaths and zoology geniuses of the time.
We didn’t know a ton about medicine back then. We didn’t know a ton about the natural world back then. It was an age of discovery and I love every one of them.
But it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
I tag most things to a point of near-excess. It makes things easy to find. If adding one more tag means making it easy to never find for some people, no big deal.
It’s more a matter of me remembering or not. I won’t for a while, most likely.
And hey, in the end, some people might really wanna see “genital horror”! And then they can search by that tag! :D
Please tag the more terrifying medical conditions? Something like 'bodyhorror' or 'medical nightmare' or at least 'nsfw' so people could be forewarned of the more graphic nature of the images? Illustrations or not it's still a bit upsetting to find unexpectedly upon ones dashboard. Thank you <3
Hrm. I will try to tag “medical nightmares” with medical extremes. I also will try to tag the genital posts with the “nsfw" tag more reliably, even when it’s outside business hours where I live.
I do understand your point of view, and try to tag forensics and death posts as such, but had not considered medical catastrophes in the same category previously.
As a side-note, I do try to tag all of my medical posts relevantly, so if you’re triggered by parasites or fungus or organs, set up a blocker for those tags. I just haven’t differentiated between genitals and “horrific genitals” previously.
Hi there, I am trying to find the copyright owner of this image. Can you please point me in the right direction? Thanks Leah 12351569345/liver-vasculature-and-ducts-on-top-the-small
Where possible, all of my posts are cited to the original author, or the original publication. That illustration is in the Public Domain but was originally published by William Cheselden in 1750. ————————
Related side note:
Unless I note otherwise, none of these images are my own. All anatomical and biological illustrations are in the public domain or used with permission. When people use images from my site, I appreciate a head nod in my direction, but am not about to demand “credit” for something that I did not create.
It’s important to cite primary sources (such as Cheselden’s book), though. Always credit primary sources. This helps people to build off of your work, and previous works, and is, of course, part of scientific (and general) integrity.
Good luck? While the appearance of stretch marks (striae) is similar to that of scar tissue, their location (often on the lower breast or lower abdomen) often allows them to be removed via breast lift or “tummy tuck” (abdominoplasty).
Indeed, stretch marks ARE scar tissue, even if they’re not traumatic, so making them go away is a difficult proposition. Basically keep them moisturized (any skin cream with vitamin E and moisturizers is good) and keep fit. If you have a good diet, a good moisturizer, and they still don’t go away, go to your dermatologist - there may be nothing else you can do.
Honestly, “stretch marks” to me are like tiger stripes. You’ve survived a bitchin’ transformation of your body, for better or for worse (HELLO PUBERTY), and you’re still alive. Awesome! Scars are what attract awesome people - ladies and dudes - and those people don’t care if those stretch marks are cause you have some pudge because you’ve been too busy fighting your life’s battles, killer tits, or an awesome offspring to show for it!
I have this uncle who was one of the first zoologists to study the cacomistles. He had a pair caged up in his apartment when he lived in Wisconsin.
Well, it kinda sucks that they were caged, but apparently ringtails made really sweet housepets (and mousers) for prospectors, mountain men, and emigrants to the West in the 1800s. There would be lone men out on the ranges, or traveling by themselves, or living alone, and they’d get really lonely, so the ringtail “cats” ended up making surprisingly decent housepets. they were more dog-like than cat-like, but they still moused very well.
I can’t say I’d recommend it today (even outside of legality problems), but I have to assume that cacomistles were basically like their very close cousins, and wouldn’t have been too bad to keep in an apartment.
i am jealous you got to go to meet emily graslie!!! I live in the area but am only 15 os I couldnt go :( did you get any pics? love the blog btw! :)
Aw, too bad - there will be more all-ages get-togethers soon. :)
Also yes, but you guys don’t get the one one of me smiling like a git and tipping over. (mostly because my squid mantle is floppy and shameful)
Also yes, I did tear up during her talk, especially when it came to the life-changing moments and the future fate of the UM Missoula collection. It may have something to do with the two and a half beers I had beforehand.
"…wait, I SKIN WOLVES on the INTERNET, and you want to hire me…?!" - Emily Graslie :D
Could you explain me how scar tissues stay all our life when our skin change all it cells all the time ?
While our epithelial and dermal cells renew constantly, the semi-elastic collagen fibers that scars are made of aren’t living cells, so they don’t die, and don’t grow, and while they can be shed over time or overtaken by neighboring skin cells, they won’t go away on their own.