So last Christmas, I was talking to Jonathan (Wen’s son) and I asked him what he wanted from Santa. He said he loved to play video games, but he kept losing the cord for his PS3, so could he get a couple of extras. I think Jonathan is a great kid so I got him a couple.
Yesterday I figured out why. Wen takes the cord from the PS3 when she leaves home every morning in an (unsuccessful) attempt to limit video game playing. And Jonathan is going to do something amazing with his life, because that kid’s a visionary.
That’s a great story. However, only part of it is true. Wen does bring in the cord every morning. I assume Jonathan has spares, I just don’t know it for a fact (but I do know that I sit within 4 feet of Wen and I have to work with her – draw your own conclusions).
Our probiotics experiment succeeded yesterday. Wen drank three stick packs of probiotics. Two of the Sport in the morning and one in the afternoon. Today, she’s all better. We need to get that in Science magazine.
Today, April is up at Whole Foods in Torrance. She’ll be up there from 10am to 2pm. She’ll be working the Whole Foods areas the rest of this week and in to this weekend. I’ll post more about her locations tomorrow.
My friend Carl sent me a link to this video:
Carl knows just slightly less than I do about 80s music. This is a video from 1988 and it has everything that made the 80s the peak of American music. This isn’t a music video, it’s art. There are mullets, roosters, people dressed in white, berets and random birds blinking slowly. You’re welcome.
Today’s article is here:
I’m posting this because it’s from the Wall Street Journal. A paper not known for discussing new ideas in medicine. I think it’s a good sign of how mainstream the probiotics movement has become.
The article doesn’t have anything earthshaking, but it does discuss an experiment with baby rats. Scientists irritated the stomachs of newborn rats. The irritation healed, but the animals were more depressed and anxious than the rats whose stomachs weren’t irritated, and they gave up more quickly in a swimming test (drowning).
Additionally, there’s a nerve that runs from the stomach to the brain called the Vagus nerve, which is probably an important nerve, but it makes me feel dirty whenever I type it.
Anyway, if you stimulate someone’s Vagus, it reduces the symptoms of epilepsy. And I’ll just leave it at that.