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  •  Longmire has taken a dive this season. They must (5+ / 0-)

    have some new writers, because last season they did a great episode exposing adoption and foster care issues.

    Also, adults are lactose intolerant, children lose their ability to digest fluid milk products usually by about 7 or 8, though some will retain it if it remains in the diet regularly.

    Thanks for all the news, Aji :-)

    Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. ~The Druid.
    ~Ideals aren't goals, they're navigation aids.~

    by FarWestGirl on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 09:58:07 AM PDT

    •  Actually, that only applies across the board . . . (6+ / 0-)

      to people of color.  The majority of people of European ancestry have developed the ability to continue to produce lactase in adulthood, although with aging, it does decrease somewhat.  But most POC don't have it to begin with.  With our peoples and most Asian populations, it's close to 100%, which means that the single biggest food item pushed on our kids is a toxin to them.  There are other sources of calcium, D, etc., and far safer and healthier ones for us.

      And Longmire does okay when it's not presuming to talk about Indian issues.  On that front, it's a colossal fail. But I rather suspect that the books, and their author, would piss me off to no end.

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      by Aji on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 10:14:03 AM PDT

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      •  ...yep...if you are going to do milk and cheese... (2+ / 0-)
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        kimoconnor, belinda ridgewood

        ...best do it only really when you are young...no matter what ethnicity you have.

        The four things we should all be wary of as we age in terms of consuming that have a slow yet deleterious affect on our health are:

        1) dairy
        2) sugar
        3) wheat esp. refined flower
        4) soy

        A little bit of these once in a while for a special splurge (a birthday cake maybe) is OK...but ingesting these things regularly truly are problematic. Even the AMA has finally admitted that at least 35% of people can't digest wheat well at all...it caused allergies and asthma for starters (and if the AMA finally reluctantly has admitted this...what do you suppose the real truth is in percentages? In my experience working with people for just under three decades...the percentage is very high...and it gets worse as folks age)...

        Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences. -7.38; -3.44

        by paradise50 on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 10:43:00 AM PDT

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