It's quite an interesting world when livestock left on the range to eat costs more than those fed with grain that had to be purchased! Go figure. The grass-fed livestock is only more expensive because it has become "hip". Anyone near a livestock farm can get grass-fed meat for very reasonable costs. I know. That does nothing for the rest of us. Perhaps, if demand grows and more people raise it, the price will come down. Unfortunately, the model seems to be that once something is more widely produced, quality if compromised.View Thread
BTW, I used to post under the name auntjudy, but then had terrible trouble logging in after the board was revamped (a previous revamp; not the more recent one). I tried making new accounts but still would not be able to log in. Life was busy on other fronts, too, so I gave up. I heard you had similar problems, heretic. Glad to see you back. jc, I still popped in now and then to read studies you post. Many thanks! So, I have been able to log in a couple of times now over a couple of weeks . . . so it looks like it might be a go!!!View Thread
Personally, I could never get past the business of pooling the blood samples. Not many people commented on that . . . and it just somehow seems like terrible methodology to me. (I believe I would feel the same way about a study that supported my ideas, but I won't claim to be completely objective.)View Thread
I learned (in Physical Anthropology 101/102) that big increases in brain size occurred in Australopithecus at the same time that one starts to find huge piles of broken animal bones in close proximity to their living sites.
One reason to break bones (even today) is to get assess to all that nice, nutritious, lipid-rich bone marrow. It bears noting that the brain is lipid-rich also.View Thread
A neighbor's child was recently diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency after breaking his arm twice in a short period of time. It was a real shocker for everyone. This kid (male, 12 yo, for what it's worth) is outside and active, the mother cooks healthy omnivorous meals (fast food is a treat) . . . unbelievable!View Thread
I can't believe it! I have been able to log in THREE days in a row! That has not happened since the PREVIOUS time they changed the boards here! And that despite having registered anew under various names and from different locations (I thought it might be a firewall problem at one point).View Thread