Imagine walking in the grocery store and in front of you are two people. One of them has observable love handles, has a gut that comes over the belt, and appears to be obese.The person next to them is thin and appears to be of a healthy weight. Which one is healthy and which one isn’t?
We’ve all heard the following:
Yet, a calorie isn’t just a calorie; it does depend on where it comes from and what happens once it is consumed. An overweight person can be healthy; and a thin person can be sick (TOFI). In this 2015 hour and half presentation done by Dr Lustig for the Stanford Health Library he discusses those items and more:
In 2014 Dr. Lustig did an hour long presentation for PBS (available on DVD) entitled, “Sweet Revenge: Turning the tables on processed food” that discusses the following:
The trailer is below:
The DVD also contains a bonus question and answer video with Dr. Lustig that is also worth the time to watch. Below is a 2013 TedTalk Dr. Lustig did on the same subject. It is about 22 minutes long:
Robert Lustig, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco, and the author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.
The supermoon on November 14th will be an extra supermoon; and the closest supermoon in the 21st century. The next extra supermoon won’t be until November 25, 2034.
Novembers Spectacular Supermoon: (http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/novembers-spectacular-supermoon)
Supermoon video: (https://youtu.be/sWAN0FwfD5M)
Question: How many presidents were elected without winning the popular vote? And which ones were they?
Answer: Five presidents took office without winning the popular vote. In other words they won the electoral college vote; not the popular vote.
Tomorrow it will finally be election day. This election has been irksome to many people and I for one will relish when it is over. Here is another Saturday Night Live skit from Nov 6 about this election:
From Save The Day a humorous video showing what it would be like to have our current Congress as a co-worker:
In all seriousness though it is important to have a plan for tomorrow:
Here are some tips for election day:
Remember that each vote, and each item being voted on, matter and can impact your life:
There are still a few states that will allow last minute registrations. Check with your states Secretary of State or local election official for up to date information: https://www.usa.gov/election-office
Disclaimer: *Where I’ve made an effort to have accurate information only your states Secretary of States website has the official and current data. Please check with them about when to register and what you will need on voting day.
Also I am not affiliated with any candidate, candidates party, or state election office. They haven’t paid me for this or any other blog post I’ve written about voting. I believe voting is a vital component of a democracy and it is up to everyone to vote.
The day after the third presidential debate both candidates were at the Al Smith Dinner. It is an annual charity dinner held to raise funds for Catholic charities and is named after Alfred E. Smith. Since 1960 the almost all of the two main presidential candidates have attended to poke fun at themselves and their opponents.
Donald Trump was first to give his speech which turned from humor to part political rally. He was booed at various parts of his speech. His speech starts at 7:28 into the video. Hillary Clinton followed and her speech in parts elicited a few groans. Her speech starts at 25:42 into the video.