Learn all your major organs in just one minute with I Heart Guts plush organs! Watching our video won’t kill you. In fact, it just might make you a wee bit smarter.
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UPDATE: Alas, this show was cancelled after four episodes, the I Heart Guts episode was number six. Oh well. If you happen to watch TLC, you may have seen previews for a new show called “The Good Buy Girls,” which chronicles the highs and lows of a small home shopping network. Struggling to break through to the big time, charismatic show hosts Brook Roberts and Tara Gray are looking to inject a little life into their usual offerings by discovering interesting new products to sell on TV. Described as one part “Shark Tank” with a dash of “The Office” and a sprinkle of “Real Housewives,” this show offers a behind-the-scenes look at what makes a home shopping network tick. They explore selling Fabio health shakes, pet treadmills, menopause pajamas and, yes… plush organs! Watch the I Heart Guts episode June 26, it’s on 7pm EST/6 CNT every Wednesday, so give ‘em your eyeballs. Hopefully we will put the “learning” back into The Learning Channel!
While listening to Weird Al’s “Pancreas” song (a parody of Brian Wilson/The Beach Boys’ musical style), I stumbled across this news on diabetics! The actual bacteria in people with Type II diabetes is, apparently, different than the bacteria in people who don’t have the disease.
There is also news on fecal transplants – the FDA is insisting that these “transplants” be regulated as a drug! If that doesn’t make you laugh, I don’t know what will.
When people comment that I must have a sweet tooth, I counter with “Actually, they’re all sweet.” I LOVE sweets. I tried to live almost solely on them my first semester of college.. All-you-can-eat ice cream at the diner, every night?! Didn’t work out so well. Hello, freshman fifteen!
Why is the call of sweets so powerful? When was the last time you just had to eat something sweet? For me, it was this morning.
Today I realized our hypothalamus has a bunch of answers to the 3 o’clock need (or all-the-time need) for sweet things. It basically keeps tabs on how much energy you have stored, while also keeping an eye on blood sugar levels. Of course, it’s also influenced by personal preferences and experiences with food.
This article explains the cycle of eating that first bite of delicious food and whether you reach back for another bite, and what makes you feel full vs. still hungry for more (hint: FRUCTOSE isn’t the fairy godmother that you thought it was).
It’s never too early to celebrate the arrival of International Day of the Midwife, which falls this year on the same day as Cinco de Mayo, May 5th. So give your midwife a high-five or a strong margarita this Sunday!
We are honored to announce that our plush kidney is featured in a photo illustration for a story about kidney medications in the May 2013 issue of Nikkei Drug Information, a pharmacy journal in Japan. The story describes how some drugs doses must be adjusted depending on the patient’s kidney function. This is so exciting, I could practically pee.
Ridiculously cute blood drawings by Bloody Family and Piktorama with K, check them out!