Does eating sugar make you tired? Unable to focus? Drained? If you have a human body, sugar can make you tired. And it happens to children, too, despite the initial energy boost. My stomach churned as the school bus bounced through the turns on its way to the museum. I hadn’t been on a school bus […]
Your Amazing Body
You've got an amazing body!
I don’t care what shape you are – giant, pear, furry, fuschia… OK, I do care if you are fuschia. If you are fuschia, please send me an email with a picture ASAP.
Your body is miraculous, and scientists are only just beginning to scrape the surface of the mysteries you body holds.
Oddly enough, people who have studied the human body - biologists like me - think they know more about YOUR body than you do. Isn’t that absurd?
Through the “Your Amazing Body” series, we explore the mysteries of the body, teach you the basic biology you should have had in middle school, and highlight some of the true anomalies of humans around the globe. I also want to know about your individual mysteries – we all have something that is different than the “norm.” Those stories are my favorite.
So get ready to boldly go where no body has gone before – except yours!
Here are some articles to get you started!
The smell of blood and gunpowder penetrates the investigator’s nose as she finishes her day, every tiny detail scribbled, every splatter of blood photographed. It’s time to load the victim into the van. The body is delivered to my office. It’s my turn to investigate, to solve the final mystery of this person’s life, to […]
The delicious smells of pumpkin pie and coffee fill the air as I look around at the stunning floral centerpieces on the Thanksgiving table. I lean back in my chair and a moan escapes my lips; I can barely breathe I ate so much. I unbutton my pants and hope no one notices.
For some of us, it’s nearly impossible not to overeat during the holidays. But huge holiday meals can cause real stress on the body, making us nauseated, uncomfortable, and tired.
If we know so much about heart disease, why is it still the #1 killer in the world? 4 of the 6 biggest risk factors are under our direct control. Will you wake up before it’s too late?