Healthy Living Links
- Dr. Weil Rethinks Saturated Fats – I don’t remember when it was that I came around regarding saturated fats (they are not just not bad, they are essential for good health). Now Dr. Weil, a fairly well-known health advocate, is also coming around. Quote: “It now appears that many studies used to support the low-fat recommendation had serious flaws.”
- Cool chart of the effectiveness of popular health supplements – the chart’s y-axis shows the evidence supporting popular “healthy” supplements like folic acid, green tea, and elderberry (many more). The higher on the chart the supplement is, the more evidence there is that it actually helps the person taking it.
- With Liposuction, the Belly Finds What the Thighs Lose – Gina Kolata (author of Rethinking Thin) wrote an interesting article about a study that tracked how bodies change after having liposuction – apparently most people regain the weight back, and it’s not in a attractive places.
- The quarterlife crisis: young, insecure and depressed – New research by British psychologists shows educated twenty and thirtysomethings most likely to be hit by pre-midlife blues.
- Digestive problems early in life may increase risk for depression, study suggests – via my sister-in-law. It’s saying that digestive problems may actually cause depression rather than being a side effect.
Random Fun Links
- Epic Dictionary Fail (linguistics)
- The Not to Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now (great time-saving tips)
- Trulia Rent vs. Buy Index for Q2 2011 – shows where it’s cheaper to rent and where it’s cheaper to buy. Interesting!
Restaurants I Want to Try (in NYC)
Hope y’all had a great weekend… stop by tomorrow for a great recipe