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JollyJoker
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posted October 08, 2017 10:39 PM

No. Plastic surgeon. It's a BUSINESS: As in CAPITALISM.

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Stevie
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posted October 08, 2017 11:08 PM
Edited by Stevie at 23:33, 08 Oct 2017.

Not what the article was about. Eccentric people pay from their pockets for that type of surgery, their livelihood does not depend on it. With transgender operations it's entirely different, reason why her insurance covered it.
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JollyJoker
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posted October 08, 2017 11:24 PM

That's what I said. Business thing.

But that's not why juvenile girls sudenly feel like a gender change. That's probably more down to internet medical diagnosis bullcrap.

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posted October 09, 2017 01:19 AM

One from me, Debunking The Milk Myth: Why Milk Is Bad For You And Your Bones.
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Corribus
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posted October 09, 2017 05:24 PM

You should be careful what you believe on the internet.  If the article isn't actually telling you what studies it is referring to, you should be wary. You should also be wary of articles that make very broad and sweeping conclusions from just one or two studies.

One of the early statements should throw a red flag:

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And the most surprising link is that not only do we barely absorb the calcium in cow’s milk (especially if pasteurized), but to make matters worse, it actually increases calcium loss from the bones. What an irony this is!

Irony indeed. If you do a Google Scholar search for "calcium absorption in milk", you can see this is blatantly not true. The first few scientific studies I checked out the absorption percentage at about 30%.

E.g., this one from NEJM.

Nutritional science is difficult, because of the number of factors involved. It's also extremely easy to cherry pick data/studies, and the laymen's landscape is rife with quacks and people with strange agendas.

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posted October 09, 2017 07:08 PM
Edited by Tsar-ivor at 19:11, 09 Oct 2017.

In regards to nutrition a major one for me was quacks claiming that reheating spinach is poisonous (which i heard repeated by close associates so i believed it for a long time). Yes it can be depending on a number of factors, but to keep it short there's absolutely no danger of reheating spinach under normal circumstances, it's one of those things u can only fk up if you try really hard (not even then though)
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posted October 09, 2017 08:05 PM

@Corribus,
Well, the reason why I linked the article was not because I believed it held nothing but the truth, but because I thought it was interesting nonetheless. I am not completely decided on the issue, but I have heard some similar claims even in academic circles and, however skeptical I am, I must give them some credit. The thing I am fairly convinced about is the part where it says that processing milk is not something adult bodies are naturally endowed to do, or rather it is a mutation of the gene responsible for lactase production which should switch off after children are weaned but doesn't do so. At any rate, I think it's worth knowing as much as possible about nutritional "facts" like that. I for one don't drink milk, but consume a lot of yogurt products.
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Corribus
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posted October 10, 2017 04:43 AM

Personally, I don't see any article that spreads misleading information to the public as being interesting.

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that processing milk is not something adult bodies are naturally endowed to do

What does this even mean?
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friendofgunnar
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posted October 10, 2017 05:15 AM
Edited by friendofgunnar at 05:19, 10 Oct 2017.

Corribus said:

What does this even mean?


It means that human infants have a gene that is able to process lactose, which is the main sugar found milk.  At a certain point in their development this gene shuts off and thus human adults are not able to eat milk without having their digestive bacteria throwing a happy gassy riot at all the free sugar.

About 10,000 years ago at the dawn of agriculture and animal husbandry one lucky caucasian had a mutation that permitted this lactose processing gene to continue functioning into adulthood. This meant that they could now eat cow milk. He was presumably quite the success story and probably had a lot of descendants.  THe gene was so advantageous that anybody who had it got a leg up on people who didn't.  This ability to convert grass into sugar, fat, and protein via a cow is one of the major factors in the expansion of the ancestors of the indo-europeans.  

So what if you didn't have this gene and you wanted to convert grass into sugar, fat, and protein?  You had to take an extra step and convert the milk into yogurt, cheese, or some other type of fermented milk product.  This meant exposing the milk to cultures that ate the lactose and crapped out things that we could eat, like lactic acid or various other organic compounds.    

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Corribus
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posted October 10, 2017 05:57 AM

A lot of historical and scientific speculation, but in any case that's now what I meant at all. I meant, what does "naturally endowed" mean? It's a nonsense phrase.
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posted October 10, 2017 10:53 AM

Maybe it was a poor choice of words on my part, what I meant is more or less what friendofgunnar explained.
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artu
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posted October 11, 2017 12:19 PM

Bond, James Bond.

Young Sean Connery earned the respect of a notorious Edinburgh gang by beating up six of its members at once
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posted October 20, 2017 02:15 PM

The Parthenon of Books, built in Germany, is made of 100,000 banned volumes, from “Tom Sawyer” to “The Satanic Verses” by Stefan A
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