Why do we have tonsils? Is there a particular function they serve?
Despite high tech medicine, there are still some basic questions about how the human body works that stump the medical profession. And the function of the tonsils is one of them.
When I was in medical school, almost nothing was mentioned about the tonsils. Textbooks devote only a paragraph or two to these organs. So doctors know more about how to remove them than what they do in your body.
Despite not knowing what they do or why our bodies have them, US doctors perform about 650,000 tonsillectomies each year. At around $10,000 per surgery, this means that removing tonsils generates close to $6.5 billion annually. And that’s for only one surgical procedure.
Removing the tonsils was at one time the fashion, and was supposed to relieve throat infections, although evidence suggests that there is not a significant … Read More
Keeping a weight loss journal can double your weightloss, studies show. Studies also now support the idea that old-fashioned calorie counting works the best for losing weight. Put these two weightloss tips to work for you with The 60 Day Food and Fitness Program & Journal by Brad Peterson, one of the most comprehensive weightloss journals available.
Why Keep a Weightloss Journal
Often people believe they are eating much less than they actually are. They don’t pay
attention to portion size and often estimate that they are eating many less calories than they actually consume. We kid ourselves that that little handful of chips or that cookie didn’t really count.
Keeping a weightloss journal allows you keep track of all the calories you actually eat throughout the day and stop estimating.
You might even see some interesting patterns, like empty calories spent on snacks or eating too much after dinner … Read More