Links I Like

Happy how-did-it-get-to-be-Friday-already? This week went by soooo fast. And not just because it was a short week. I can’t believe that next week is the final week of my clinical internship rotation. To quote Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Indeed. I did manage to look around long enough to catch some good nutrition links, and here they are:
  • A thought-provoking New York Times Well blog post on the damage we (and by we I mostly mean women) inflict on ourselves when we verbally bash our bodies in the name of being social, “‘Fat Talk’ Compels but Carries a Cost.
  • Do you really need that sports drink, or would water and a piece of fruit do as well? The Washington Post article “Gatorade vs. water: Which is better for kids?” investigates.
  • Speaking of fruit, The New York Times asks (and answers) the question “Really? The Claim: Fresh Produce Has More Nutrients Than Canned.
  • OK, this one is sad, but harshly real. There is a serious shortage of nutrients used in parenteral (intravenous) nutrition. I’ve seen the rationing first-hand with adult patients, but it’s potentially more catastrophic with infants and young children. Why is this happening? Because there’s not much money to be made in producing these nutrients. The Washingtonian article “Children Are Dying” is long, but worth reading. It’s a public health crisis!
  • On a happier (and by happier I mean cooking-related) note, I loved the New York Times article “Guarding a Fleet of Cooking Vessels,” and not just because of the gorgeous photo. I want a pot and pan wall like that!
Have a great weekend! I’m planning to enjoy the forecasted sunshine with some long walks, some garage sale hopping…and some work at my computer (sigh).