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Comment: Re:What they don't tell you (Score 1) 588

by Derek Pomery (#47820439) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Eh. There's a hell of a lot of variety of beer nowdays. You're probably thinking of a doppelbock there.
There's a legend about monks brewing it to help get them through fasts.

But I'd certainly not recommend using that approach to pacifying babies to moms â

Usually if you keep a baby fed and changed and comfortable they are pretty calm. Teething can be rough..
Unless they have some other problem like thrush or something.

Looks like I might be wrong about the hops tho...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pu...

Anyway, apparently alcohol in milk falls off at the same rate as in blood, so probably the easiest way to do it is enjoy the beer immediately after a feeding.

Comment: Re:What they don't tell you (Score 1) 588

by Derek Pomery (#47820113) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Hey, I've been following this ever since I saw his comment, mostly due to my interest in the beer angle.
But, while you're right that fermenting is important for the digestibility of tofu, it has no impact on the phytoestrogens.

Ditto beer fermentation, the phytoestrogens in the hops make it through the process juuuust fine.

I think the large number of pseudoestrogens out there is due to the fact that estrogen is a pretty simple molecule and a hell of a lot of stuff in nature gets confused by the body as being it.

If you're pregnant, you're generally advised to avoid a bunch of these estrogen mimics.

By contrast, it can be handy in women who are breastfeeding. One of the ways to help with production is apparently drinking hoppy beer. (obviously not just before feeding the kid)

Comment: Re:What they don't tell you (Score 1) 588

by Derek Pomery (#47808125) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

"Now the latest and weirdest one. Soybeans. Seen how many American men have tits now? Even ones who aren't obese?"
"Our friend the phytoestrogen, brought to you by soybeans and peas."

I'm going to bet for the typical American guy that's probably more due to hops in their beer than tofu.

'course, there's various estrogen compounds in the water supply too, so, maybe that as well?

Comment: Re:restarting pulseaudio fixed the stuttering prob (Score 1) 194

by Derek Pomery (#47521873) Attached to: Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

Yeah, unsurprising that restarting Firefox had no effect. Stuttering seems to be pulseaudio thrashing wildly in its buffers. I've had it happen with our game too. Can also leave application windows hanging as they wait for audio closes.
It is possible that just pulseaudio -k might have been enough without the restart, even.

Comment: Re:Latest version (Score 1) 194

by Derek Pomery (#47516321) Attached to: Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

Welp, then downgrade or whatever can be an option if-when that happens. For now, I'd prefer using the addon over dropping back that far.
Hell, there's always ESR to drag that window out even further if indeed the addon gets abandoned.
But given how many people (me included) are annoyed with Australis, I expect the addon will have a reasonable shelf life.

Comment: Some further detail (Score 2) 132

by Torgo's Pizza (#47189071) Attached to: Mad Cow Disease Blamed For Patient's Death In Texas

My parents were very good friends with the victim and his wife. His death had a large impact on his family and those that knew him. His death occurred only a few months ago. He was in otherwise good health until recently. Doctor's suspected something neurological but only diagnosed him with probable CJD *after* exploratory brain surgery. Needless to say, the entire hospital and staff were exposed; which prompted immediate attention from state and federal health officials. I'm actually surprised that news of this incident hasn't been publicized until now.

The family does believe that he contracted the disease during his out of the country travels, and *not* in Texas. As a previous poster mentioned, CJD is a tragic way to go. To the family, it was a sudden shock and a rapid deterioration with absolutely no hope for recovery. I have great admiration for his wife who stood by his side the entire time as she stood by and cared for him until the end.

Comment: Re:More government control, that's the ticket (Score 1) 160

Oh, BTW, those 2 are pretty much same thing.
Child mortality drives life expectancy waaaay down. Is like, countries where life expectancy is 30. Isn't like people die at 30. If you made it to 30, most of the time you'll make it to 70. Is just that so many kids die it drives down the average.

There are calculations of life expectancy excluding under 3 or somesuch, but they are hard to find, and not as comprehensive.

Comment: Re:More government control, that's the ticket (Score 2) 160

I've also read, although I'm too lazy to google for it, that where the US gets hit hard is infant mortality.
While part of that is immigrant population, poverty, another interesting factor is supposedly the US tries a lot harder to save preemies that would simply be considered stillborn elsewhere and not counted as infant mortality.

1 + 1 = 3, for large values of 1.

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