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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Graphic Times call for Graphic Measures


Unlike other basic (laboratory) scientists, my training also consists of a part of curriculum dedicated to clinical sciences and patient care alongside medical doctors.  During this I have been fortunate enough to not only see lab science progress into patient therapies, but also examine patient trends and work backward to lab science to develop treatment.  So this post is throwback lesson of a little math plus medicine...just to remind you...


Today I read alot of blogs (ALOT) and many of them were posts of despair and frustration over cheating or not wanting to exercise and the scale not moving, and let's face it-we have ALL been there-in the dumps.


So since we are a visual society, I am going to use graphic representation to make my graphic point-you may forget my words, but you won't forget these pictures-consider yourself warned...





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diabetic foot ulcer-often leading to complete amputations



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Can you see what is COATING that bottom heart?
It's exactly what's clogging the inside.









Stroked-Out Brain






Breast Cancer



You think that top liver can clean your blood?








Colon Cancer
Colon cancer survivor...who will help you change yours?

So the next time you are thinking about going to the fridge or skipping a workout, let's all remember this math lesson...these are the RULES not the EXCEPTIONS.

20 comments:

Moderate Means said...

Wow.

I would love to say something meaningful right now, but my brain has shut down.

Wow.

Amy @ Findingfitme said...

Great idea. On a recent visit to Vegas I noticed the obesity edidemic more then I do at home. I love in a bit of a bubble compared to the rest of the US. Yes, we have obese people, like me but not as prevelant. Think real housewives of OC and you will be the correct pic. Seriously, they live a few miles downt he street.

It is the kids that breaks my heart. The parents are 100% responsible for it. My 6yo is thin as a rail but has major picky eating issues. It is so fustrating.

Ice Queen said...

Boy am I ever glad that I got out and walked, tonight.

I think that sometimes, staring the realities of what can happen to us in the face is a good thing.

Thank you for the graphic lesson.

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Disturbingly effective!
~Margene

Karla said...

I am never eating again!!! Holy SHIT!!!

Weightless said...

Glad I went for the 2.25 mile run tonight! Even happier that I am -70lbs from where I was :)

Sue said...

speechless!

MB said...

It's scary to think of the damage we are doing to ourselves when we eat crap and sit on our ass all day. On last night's Biggest Loser after the doctor showed one of the players that their body was more than 50% fat he asked her "do you want to live?" We may not be able to control many things in this world but we can control how we take care of ourselves.

betternexttime said...

Oh, heavens. I am a squeamish person and this was one tough, but necessary, read. I know what'll be on my mind as I make my food choices today! Thanks for sharing.

Bethanny said...

Umm, my Polar momma Pookie... When I saw the first pic I thought you took a picture of me when I was changing. Then the other pics almost made me toss my cookies, well kashi cereal. YUCK. I have been scared straight!!

Brigitte said...

Wow! I'm not squeamish but those kinda made me gag. I think it is reality for many Americans. Thanks for posting! And I am so glad I chose to walk up 15 floors of stairs just now!

Michele said...

Best pictures I have seen all day!! Right on and Amen!

Katie J said...

Although they are disturbing (Blechhh!) they should be shown everywhere!!

logmyloss said...

Wow, this is really impacting!

Auntie Mandy said...

my nipples hurt now

Kelly said...

Holy crap. That's all I can say. Eye opening.

Christina said...

that was intense!!!

Lala said...

ugh, i nearly tossed my cookies. But there are some ugly realities out there, and it's good to look at them (even if it makes you pray to the porcelain gods)...

Julie said...

WOW, if this isn't an eye opener I don't know what is. WOW!!!
Take care and God Bless!!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Awesome post! Thanks for the visual. What makes me so mad is that I lost 100 lbs. So I KNOW how to do it. I lived in denial for years, but now I KNOW how to succeed. But I just can't commit for some reason. It doesn't make sense. This is a good reminder though,thanks!!