Daily Review 12/08/2015

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9 comments on “Daily Review 12/08/2015”

  1. Clemgeopin 1

    Learning some Maori words :

    [1] Ata marie = Good morning

    Hear the pronunciation below:

    [2] Mōrena =Good morning


  2. Clemgeopin 2

    Is NZ becoming an economic hostage of China?

    Listen to Former British Labour MP Bryan Gould here:


  3. whateva next? 3

    Tacky National tactics revealed

  4. Draco T Bastard 4

    Obesity is an incurable disease. So why is the government intent on punishing sufferers?

    I know this statement will be unwelcome. I too hate the idea that people cannot change their circumstances. But the terrible truth is that, except through surgery, for the great majority of sufferers obesity is an incurable disease. In one respect it resembles cancer: the changes in lifestyle that might have prevented it are unlikely to be of use in curing it.

    Well, that should put the cat amongst the pigeons especially considering that the profit drive is probably responsible for a lot of that obesity, through advertising, in the first place.

    • Lanthanide 4.1

      I wouldn’t be surprised if actually gut bacteria have a massively outsized effect on our physiologies and we haven’t really realized it yet. Theoretically they could go as far as to influence brain and hormone chemistry.

      There’s increasing evidence that people who have “high metabolisms” usually have a very different gut flora from those with “slow metabolisms”, and that transplanting the gut flora from slim people into fat people will see them automatically lose weight – because the bacteria in their gut aren’t as ‘effective’ at making nutrients available to the body. Similarly it seems that gut bacteria can also influence feelings of hunger.

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