Sunday, June 25, 2006

Answers Day 2

Well, nobody seemed real interested in the answer from Friday, but ah, heck, I'll post some more anyway....

Question 2: Does Coffee Stunt Your Growth? (again, the answer is taken directly from the book!)
I, Billy Goldberg, would like to dedicate this answer to my good friend caffeine. He has been with me through good and bad times. Without him I would not have survived the long nights of my hospital residency (like goofy girl soon!!!) nor the deadline of this book. To my friend I proclaim, "I do not hold you responsible that I am only five foot nine!"
Actually there has been considerable research on whether caffeine consumption is linked to osteoporosis. Overall, it can be concluded that moderate caffeine consumption is not an important risk factor for osteoporosis, particularly where women consume a healthy balanced diet. Some research suggests that regular caffeine consumption may lead to loss of calcium in urine, but this does not have a measurable effect on bone density either. So as long as you have a balanced diet with adequate calcium intake, you can enjoy your espresso with no cause for concern!

Question 3: Why Do You Get The Munchies When You Are Stoned? (taken right from the book!)
Answer: To keep Domino's and Frito-Lay in business.
Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. The main active chemical in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), or The High Causer. THC falls in the category of chemicals called cannabinoids.
A study in the April 2001 issue of NATURE helps us to better understand how marijuana causes users to have an increased appetite, the famous "munchies." Molecules called endocannabinoids, marijuanalike chemicals present in our own brain, bind with receptors in the brain and activate hunger. These endocannabinoids in the hypothalamus of the brain then activate cannabinoid receptors that are responsible for maintaining food intake. The chemicals from marijuana bind to these cannabinoid receptors and cause the munchies. Sound complicated? Maybe you're too stoned to understand! Go eat some cookie dough.

Hmmm...clear as mud right?

Well, I never said the answers would be easy to understand. I can't wait to see what searches bring up my blog with marijuana and THC in my entry!

The countdown is on to our week vacation in South Dakota and Colorado. We want to do so many things, but we only have so many days. We are thinking about taking the Cog railway up to Pike's Peak. It's a little pricey, but looks like it would be worth the trip. I've been to CO before, but haven't been to South Dakota. I can't wait!!!!


Janet said...

ROFLMAO! THC, that's a blast from the past ;-)

Carmen said...

Sorry I missed the Friday answer. I wanted to know why men have nipples. ;)