Hello, Cygnets (baby swans...who voted on a wimpy mascot?
We have a few things on the plate this week--midterms, immunity,
travel hacking, March madness, and DJ Bifero!
Midterm Season continues to drag on. This week features
Pathology 2 and Microbiology 2. Hypertension, thyroid, adrenal,
pituitary, Ischemic heart disease, and all the crazy micro bugs
will be on tap all week. I do enjoy studying these subjects but the
shear volume of bizarre bugs to memorize in micro drives me
bananas, considering we won't be treating a vast majority of them,
or even see them in our offices for that matter. Well, you have to
cooperate to graduate (ha ha).
How to Catch a Cold
Many people assume that they simply 'catch' a cold by being
around virus/bacteria. While the germ theory has much proof for it,
I came across this fact in the "Science of Diet and Nutrition
With just 2 cans of SODA you DECREASE your immune system
function by 40% for 5 hours after!!!!! Holy shitake mushrooms! This
is true of all sugars, added Dr. Kristina Conner! This includes
excess fruits, grains, and obviously junk foods. No wonder the
paleo diet has such good clinical success. It's low sugar, which
allows optimal immune function. Anyways, I thought I'd drop some
knowledge since I thought it was a fun fact of the day.
Recently, I stumbled upon a concept or dare I say, cult, called
'travel hacking.' There are legions of people who sign up for all
sorts of bonus credit card deals for tens of thousands of frequent
flyer miles. They have tactics for saving hundreds on flights,
hotels, etc. It's sort of an underground following but if you're
interested in long term world traveling (I am trying to do this for
a few months after I graduate from NUHS to recharge my batteries),
I recommend checking out the Frugal Travel Guy, Chris Gulliebeau,
and this cool article I read: How to Travel Around the World for $418.
This past weekend our microbiology teacher, Dr. Antonio Bifero,
DJed at a club and a bunch of us went to support his musical
talents and hobby. It was really fun since we brought a bunch of
NUHS people and the shenanigans were in full swing. Picture
So who's your pick to win March madness? I have Syracuse winning
it all! Go orange!
Till next time,