nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Gross-Out Nutritional Event Of The Year

A hearty (pun intended) thanks to the UK Daily Mail for letting us know.

At a time when we're all thinking about waist lines, this article on one woman's protest against weight reduction:

"Stuffed! The 30,000-calorie Christmas feast eaten by the world's fattest mum in ONE two-hour sitting"

A New Jersey woman who hopes to become the fattest woman in the world got 30,000 calories closer to her 1,000lb goal with a festive feast that could have fed dozens of revellers.  46-stone Donna Simpson, sitting in a reinforced metal chair, chowed down on the world's biggest Christmas dinner as she ate for two straight hours on Saturday.   The single mother-of-two tucked into two 25lb turkeys, two maple-glazed hams, 15lbs of potatoes (10lbs roast, 5lbs mashed), five loaves of bread, five pounds of herb stuffing, four pints of gravy, four pints of cranberry dressing and an astonishing 20lbs of vegetables.  (Mail Online, Dec 27)

Apparently she makes a living with her weight, by public appearances and a subscription website.  People pay money to watch her chow down.

The more we try to regulate what people can eat, the more we see oppositional behavior.

So, you think taking the toy out of the Happy Meal is going to make people want to eat right, or the opposite?

Doc D

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