No other single solution has the power to reduce child mortality to such a significant extent.
But, currently only about 30% of women exclusively breastfeed for the first 12 months of their child’s life.
If that isn’t crazy enough, there were also more women breastfeeding in the 1960s than there are in 2021. …
I’ve been researching breastmilk for a few months now, for the purpose of figuring out a way we can produce this extremely complex fluid outside of the human body, or at least synthesize some of it’s components.
Breastmilk contains around 2,500 different components. This is mostly water (87%), carbs, primarily lactose (7%), fats (4%), and proteins (1%). There are many different types of proteins, but antibodies are arguable the most important for the immune system.
Secretory Immunoglobulin A (sIgA) makes up about 90% of all antibodies in breastmilk. It acts as a barrier between the stomach lining. …
The stigma attached to mothers who do not breastfeed has gotten so bad, that there are entire groups of “breastfeeding bullies”.
Unfortunately, if we take away the lack of respect, empathy, and inclusiveness of these people, for the most part they are correct. And so are the articles and doctors that recommend breastfeeding. Breast is much better than formula.
Mothers breastfeeding their children is always the ideal situation. But in reality not many women are in the situation where they have both the time, the comfort and the physical ability to breastfeed.
There are many many factors that play into…
Whoever or whatever was the cause of the creation of the universe and the earth left so much ambiguity.
Most people will have 2 general labels for our level of our incompetence:
Unconscious Incompetence — You don’t know what you don’t know.
Conscious Incompetence — You know what you don’t know.
But there’s a third one that is usually disregarded: No one knows what we don’t know.
Humans love certainty, and there are neurological reasons for that:
Professional athletes are a great example of what I mean. You start off young, love the sport, and get paid lots of cash to do it. Sooner or later, that becomes everything you know. Being a professional athlete is the new status quo, you’re used to it, and the joy + excitement fades.
That sport is now your identity, pursued by pressure and expectations of achievement, rather than an intrinsic fulfillment out of what you do. The sport also is no longer what you do, and now it's who you are.
You fear leaving the sport because it is now…
65% of my mom’s side of the family has had cancer and for 50% of them, cancer was the cause of their death. It sucks.
In the grand scheme of things, cancer was around for 243 million years before the first humanoids came to life, and since then, has been steadily responsible for 10–15% of human death. In fact, the first malignant tumor was found in a 240 million-year-old turtle bone, which suggests that the disease has been around for at least, that many years.
Almost 3 years ago I was in a car accident where the car flipped over 4 times. It’s been 1030 days and I can still run the entire accident in my head. I was told if I were not in an SUV, I would have been carried out of that car. To say the least, it was definitely a memorable experience. The reason?
A distracted driver in a pickup truck in the left lane.
I’ve been in 4 other accidents in my life, 3 of which were caused by distracted driving and I’m definitely not the only one experiencing this…
“The first person to live to 1,000 years is already born.”
Says Aubrey De Grey, the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation (a company working to prevent and reverse age-related ill-health).
So it could be you, or maybe me, or maybe your neighbour Gimmy, but Aubrey De Grey, a human longevity researcher is confident that one of us (or all of us) will live to 1,000 years old.
Just think about that.
1,000 years old.
100 years * 10.
You could live up to 10 times the current life expectancy. 🤯
I don’t know about you, but I’d…