This week we have book reviews, poll results from last week, a substitute for Elite, the Ice Cream diet, and more on the metabolic treatment of cancer. Plus, of course, the video of the week. This week you get two.
Beautiful song ‘Rain” which you probably know is the Largo from Winter of the Four Seasons. https://youtu.be/GNeAbvvmwxI
Back in the early days of Audible, a lot of their offerings were abridged. I picked up The Company partly because I love spy stories, and partly because it was over 40 HOURS long. I loved it, and listen to it every couple of years.
I find the idea of metabolic therapy for cancer treatment fascinating! As someone who watched a brother (healthiest man on the planet) succumb to lung cancer in 9 months, with full standard care treatment (to the tune of somewhere north of $400,000) I swore if ever in that position, I would never go that route. I’d take the “Wine Diet” and let happen what’s going to happen. Now it looks like there’s yet another option. Thanks for the deep dive into this!
Lastly, any chance you could weigh in on this whole “putting mRNA into food” nonsense? My trust in our institutions here in the US of A is at a lifetime low and I can’t tell if what is being dumped out of our news media is truth, BS, or something in between. Keep up the great work, Doc!!
Excited to hear you're coming to Australia. Will endeavour to make my way up to Sydney for the conference; if I recall correctly I went to the first one many years ago in Melbourne.
Lived near the Royal Melbourne Golf Club for several years though sadly never played golf so didn't get the chance to experience its qualities.
I share your sentiment regarding 'elites', although my preference would be to call them Morlocks!
Being a cancer patient - The metabolic therapy looks very interesting.
Is there some place this is offered as a treatment ?
Doing it by oneself can only go so far as ketogenic, drugs will require a doctors assistance.
Regarding observational studies, there's one I always think of when this topic comes up. I wish I knew the cardiologist and hospital. Here goes: A cardiologist at a major hospital wanted to show the absurdity of drawing conclusions from observational studies so he did his own study of cardiac risk based on male cardiac patients who came into his hospital. He found that those men who had facial hair had far less cardiac issues than those who were clean-shaven. Hence, facial hair on men is associated with a lower cardiac risk.
Ever hear of that one?
Mike - I have no idea how you get through all you do every day (and apparently half the night, at least). You do have the same 24 hours the rest of us do, no? At any rate - once again a brilliant Arrow. I really loved the book reviews. I too have just started Farber's book (Heather's recommendations are generally spot on) and I too remember how suddenly, Magic Johnson had AIDS but was apparently still with us after everyone else who'd come before had died. I found Arthur Ashe's death particularly tragic, since he kept saying that the AZT was making him feel sicker and sicker, but he stuck with it because his doc insisted. I've also ordered The Company (got the kindle version for $0.98 with my kindle credits).
About the Crow guy . . . why is he holding his cell phone in the photo as if he's taking the picture - so who is taking it? And couldn't he have created those (mini) abs simply by sucking in his breath? Sigh.
Love "the connected" - how true, how true - and your summation of the metabolic theory of cancer is terrific. Now to find a doctor, if needed, who actually will work with cancer patients that way will be the next great challenge. I don't need one now but like you, wouldn't consider any other way of treating it.
Have a great time with the latest Eades - as I'm sure you both will. And thanks again for all your work.
some of Tolstoy” needed
could use a comma after Tolstoy
The Heather goes on to write
Then Heather goes on . . .
Afterall, Jameson laced egg nog is a Christmas tradition at Casa Eades
I think after all should be two words - but the idea sounds pretty great . . .
Gary Saul Morson has written a book called "Anna Karenina in our time" and has also edited a Marian Schwartz translation of Anna Karenina, as well as writing an introduction to the book. He writes for various periodicals including Commentary, The New Criterion, and First Things as well as teaching a course on Anna Karenina at Northwestern. I always find what he has to say interesting and he has persuaded me of the importance of reading Anna Karenina (despite my having seen the movie with Greta Garbo years ago).
I never made the Eads connection between you and James (perhaps it is the missing "e"). One of my favorite books is The Great Bridge by David McCullough. While about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, McCullough featured Eads’ work and bridge significantly. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you about that book.
I did not foresee that I would ever eat a chicken thigh at breakfast. Just finished today's breakfast, that also included a fermented beef stick and 2 ounces of olive oil. Thank you for this interesting idea. As a 70-year-old woman, I enjoy new muscle, for which I also supplement HMB.
Here's the article with the NQOCD reference:
I'm not at all sure that is the reason colleges are eliminating SAT scores. I think it's part of the general leveling of education so they can push for "equity". Plenty of the NQOCD can afford to give money to the prestigious schools and get their kids admitted. The people whose kids couldn't get in regardless ended up bribing the schools to get the kids in----the Varsity Blues scandal.
Public schools in California had to stop race based admissions. So they are trying to recruit minority and poor kids some other ways as are non-California schools. SATs are known to favor well-off white kids. Some schools have been successful by getting rid of it, but MIT brought it back:
Here in San Francisco the school board changed the merit based admission criteria for Lowell High school, changing it to a lottery system for the sake of "equity". Lowell is the best public school in San Francisco. People were so incensed, especially people from the Asian American community, that some of the school board members were voted out and the supervisor for my district (where Lowell is) was also voted out because he didn't protest the change. Lowell is back to the merit based admission process. The NQOCD have private schools they can go to.