Thursday, October 30, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008


went to the gym on thursday, lost my school ID, and got sick.
i told melissa that i had MRSA. then she told me that i'd be in the hospital if i had that. i suppose she's right.
note to self: don't lick anything at the gym.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Science of Sleep

I saw this on 60 minutes the other night. found it really interesting. no more all-nighters for me!
also, the second part's really interesting because that they tested perfectly healthy pple and found that with a lack of deep sleep, the subjects had a bigger appetite but their body had impaired glucose metabolism and was in a pre-diabetic state.
Click here if you want to read the article. The video's easier to watch though and is essentially the same thing.

bacteria in my yogurt?!

i don't have too much time this week to work out, so i tried to do 2 P90X workouts in a row...didn't last 10 minutes into the second one and i quit...haha
ate lunch and drank a korean yo-geu-reu-teu. looked at the ingredients and saw that it had Lactobacillus caesi culture on i'm thinking...what the heck? it has bacteria??
so i wikipedia'd it:

Lactobacillus casei is a species of genus Lactobacillus found in the human intestine and mouth. As a lactic acid producer, it has been found to assist in the propagation of desirable bacteria. This particular species of lactobacillus is documented to have a wide pH and temperature range, and complements the growth of L. acidophilus, a producer of the enzyme amylase (a carbohydrate-digesting enzyme). It is known to improve digestion and reduce milk intolerance and constipation.
Some L. casei has been shown to inhibit the growth of H. pylori, while helping balance the microflora of the large intestine.[1]. Some L. casei are considered as probiotic and may be effective in alleviation of gastrointestinal pathogenic bacterial diseases.[2]. According to World Health Organization, those properties have to be demonstrated on each specific strain - including human clinical studies - to be valid [1].

nice! kind of want to grow some of my own...sike...