Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Have you ever guessed a woman's age?

If not or you would like some redemption from a previous attempt, here is your chance.

So what is your guess?
This young lady is 114 years old

Say hi to Leila Denmark from Athens, Georgia.

Leila was born February 1, 1898. 
You heard me, at the end of the 1800's!

You see Leila was a Doctor and had practiced medicine for more than 70 years. Take a second to realize some of the world changing events she was present for, the entire industrial revolution, new vaccines, epidemics, massive wars, and thousands of deathly maladies. When Leila was 18, she wasn't allowed to vote, because WOMEN WERE NOT ALLOWED TO VOTE IN 1916! She experience the Women's Suffrage Movement.

Leila absolutely loved practicing medicine, connecting with others, and contributing to her world. She was so passionate about these concepts that she completely modeled her private practice on it.

Sounds nice, huh?

Somewhat ass backwards from our nation's current health insurance situation.

Leila Denmark passed away April 1, 2012 in her hometown Athens, Georgia.

Although she is no longer with us, Leila left some powerful information and life lessons gained through her life and never let go of her core belief,

18 Life Lessons from a 114 year old Doctor: 
1. Don’t abuse your body with junk food  
2. Love what you do   

3. Drinking cow’s milk is dangerous  

4. Do your best to help others 

5. Too much sugar is not a good thing 

6. A sense of humor is very important for longevity  

7. As a doctor, it’s important to find the root cause of a problem  

8. Children are not getting parental guidance and it’s wrecking this nation 
9. Kids in daycare are deprived of attention and catch too many illnesses

10. We need to think about everything we eat and drink  

11. “Let’s do” is easier than do  

12. Anything you have to do is work and anything you love to do is play  

13. During the Great Depression, 11,000 of America’s 25,000 banks closed (Save what you can, appreciate what you have.)  

14. Never raise your hand or your voice to a child  

15. Parenting has gone out of style  

16. Children and adults should eat fruit instead of drinking fruit juices  

17. Drink only water
18. The greatest change she’s seen in her lifetime has been the neglect of  little children

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Got Milk?

Raise your hand if you have seen these ads before.

David Beckham drinks milk and forgets to wipe off his upper lip.

Danica Patrick drinks milk and leaves it on her face.
Taylor Swift equally drinks milk and flaunts the residue.

Ok, put your hands down.

So if you have read the ads, like I did, what we can assume is:
  • David Beckham does NOT work out, he simply drinks milk.
  • NASCAR drivers work out (did you know this, because I didn't.)
  • In the music industry apparently the most important decision to make is whether or not to drink milk, because this is how Taylor Swift got famous, skinny, and muscular all at the same time.

Does this make sense to you?

Milk has been for quite a long time our staple source of calcium.
The United States is habitually grazing the top of the list in milk production, consumption, and exporting.

If milk builds strong bones, than shouldn't we have some of the strongest bones in the world? After all, we are at the top of the list in milk consumption.

This idea has made many scientists from some of the top universities (Harvard Medical, Cornell, Stanford, Yale, Tufts...etc) question milk as our source of calcium and decide to do some more research.

Their findings, 
there is no significant research to prove that milk consumption strengthens bones and a growing body of research that shows milk does the opposite.

*These are not my opinions, nor the opinions of the Doctors that performed the studies. This is objective data.

Lactose intolerance: diagnosis, genetic, and clinical factors 

Think about it.
If we drink the most milk, we should have the strongest bones (because that is what milk is supposed to do), but we have some of the weakest bones in world. There is a flaw in this logic.

When you walk into your local pharmacy go check out the supplement and vitamin sections. Count how many calcium supplements are there for you to purchase over the counter.

Pill Man

Why are there so many of these supplements here?

Do your own research, figure this one out, but in the meantime I have some vital advice.

Get your calcium from the food you eat.

This is a list of the some of the top calcium enriched foods to eat 
(that don't cause osteoporosis):

So the next time you see a "Got Milk" advertisement channel your inner Anchor Man Ron Burgundy...