Dear Thyroid guest blogger Dr. Sara Gottfried wrote a fascinating post about the endocrine madness caused by the hormones released by the adrenals, thyroid and sex glands. “Once I got how all these crazy thyroid, adrenal and sex hormones fit together, much of the thyroid chaos fell away, both for my patients and myself.” Dr. Gottfried writes. Read on for some fascinating lessons on this wild hormonal soup that can wreak havoc on your thyroid and how you can balance your system.
Archive for June, 2010
Many of you have written in to suggest making some sort of graphic showing where all the guts and glands live in the body, and I’ve finally gotten around to creating one. It’s even got rollovers so you can learn more about, say, your pineal gland, should you have time to squander. For the purposes of simplicity, we’ve made the body a hermaphrodite — she’s got a uterus to go with her prostate and testes! We’ll call her/him Hermie.
According to the French jailbird who ate his cellmate’s lungs — the old windbags don’t taste like chicken. “What is terrible is that it (the lung) was good,” Nicolas Cocaign testified in court. “It has the taste of venison. It is tender.” After brutally killing his cellmate with a pair of scissors, Cocaign decided to make a lunch of him, ripping out his lung and concluding, after trying some raw lung, that it might taste better fried with onions. What a gourmand. Cocaign got 30 more years in the slammer for his nasty lunch.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles officially has the coolest and spunkiest transplant unit ever — a bunch of the amazing nurses on staff there participated in a recent Donate Life walk outfitted in I Heart Guts tees and carrying stuffed guts as they walked. They made fab posters (“Lungs, Livers and Kidneys, Oh My!”) and raised money to support organ donation awareness. So cool! Thanks, Cassandra, for these great photos, and for including the guts in your amazing work!
Things have been pretty crazy around I Heart Guts headquarters, and here’s why — my uterus has been very busy the last nine months and now we’ve got a new office mate. Her name is Silver Mae and she was born May 28th so she’s almost a month old. So far all she does is sleep and drink all day, so not the best employee. We’ve got her on probation until we can find her a cubicle around here.
My dear friend Hafsa makes amazing cakes and this uterus cake, made for her sister-in-law’s OBGYN residency graduation, is no exception! I should add that the insides of this uterus were more appealing than most — half chocolate, half vanilla, with a cream cheese filling. Delish. The mortarboard atop the uterus kills me, and the veiny fallopian tubes are especially awesome!