Thank you for publishing my photo @GayTimesMag, and for the great news that London will have its first ever Trans Pride.
For the first time ever, the UK’s capital city will hold a day of celebration for trans, non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming individuals – as well as their family, friends and allies – in Hackney on Saturday 17 September, 2019.
The photograph was taken in Washington, DC USA (of course), where Capital TransPride (@DCTransPride365) is over a decade old, and will happen this year on May 18, 2019. We invite our UK colleagues to join of course, and glad we could provide inspiration for the future 🙂 .
For the first time ever, the UK’s capital city will hold a day of celebration for trans, non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming individuals.
It’s always strange seeing a chronicling of work you’ve done told soberly through they eyes of another person. Meg and team have done a good and thorough job in my opinion. The piece points out that there’s a connection between language, inclusivity, and technical rigor.
It was said to me recently that we are witnessing the evolution of language today. I agree, and that evolution will include all of humanity, as evolution tends to do.
Thanks also for publishing my photos, they show how the world is changing, from the epicenter of the future, Washington, DC.
Have I mentioned that I love this century?
Enjoy the article.
Even outside of emoji, “this is a massive problem for marginalized communities,” says Uglow, “which is that if the data does not exist, you do not exist.” The double bind made apparent through the transgender emoji approval process is that in order to create language that gives transgender people visibility, the community essentially has to prove that it exists, that they are here. “We have these very, very normative approaches to data: If something is common, then it is valid. But if you want a truly inclusive internet, you have to give people words.”
Three quarters of the way down the 2019 Unicode Document Registry, somewhere below a proposal for the Iranian symbol Faravahar (فروهر ) and just above proposals for an accordion emoji and a cockroach emoji, is L2/19-080: the Proposal for Transgender Flag Emoji. Submitted on March 14, 2019, the propo
Much of the nutritional science published is poorly done, and
There is an unending stream of conflict of interest that’s often hard to decipher
Many physicians (and humans) never click through to the actual article, read beyond the abstract, or review the funding sources of a piece of research
Because I’m so interested in this topic (and the health of our communities), I read all the way through. And recently, this was found in a perspective piece in the Washington Post:
Fortunately, and thankfully, the managing editor made herself available via email and responded to concerns expressed in the way this piece was presented and the literature it linked to, and adjustments were made (see top image).
I’d say this is a win for accuracy, and a story about how journalists are not accessories to health knowledge, they are critical to it.
WashPost story on sat fats cites only 1 study, funded by Unilever, a major veggie-oil maker (competes w/ sat fats). This unbalanced, corporate-influenced story by journo who's not even on staff? Seems like a paid advertorial, editor @ElizabethGChang? https://t.co/LcKeEe4u7j
Saturated Fat, it’s not that much of a controversy
As far as the science around saturated fat goes, the author’s original statement would be true if it was made in the last century (and actually it wasn’t true then either, now that the data has been re-analyzed). It is definitely not true today. There are many recent studies and metanalyses that refute the claim that saturated fat is connected to heart disease. Here’s a great presentation from @AndrewMente about the findings from the PURE study and the relevant studies that preceded it. I have many more I can share for people who are interested.
Note also at the beginning that he has no conflicts to disclose. Conflict free is the way to be.
This isn’t a diet war, it’s a health piece, and we don’t have a desire to be right, we have a desire to know, two different things, because this is what happened when people lost the desire to know:
I was not interviewed for the piece, as requested, because it’s important for people with lived experience to be the interviewees. Material I’ve posted here was used, as allowed under the Creative Commons license under which it is published.
For (Bianca) Rey, a trans flag emoji is crucial to every member of the trans community feeling legitimized and seen. She says she feels lucky to have access to resources because she lives in a big city, but others elsewhere in the country don’t have that—and she believes an emoji is a great way to help those people feel like they’re part of the community as well.
“A simple flag means so much to myself and my community… to make [people] feel that there’s a community outside of wherever they are that are there for them,” she says. “It’s a nice way to send a message that you’re visible. I’m visible. Not only that we’re visible in this space, but we’re visible everywhere.”
As it was said to me, I think we are witnessing the evolution of language through processes like this. We have to always ask the question about whether language should be inclusive of all humanity or not. My answer is yes, because it’s the way it has to be, and disk space is cheap, lives are precious 🙂 .
When I went to medical school, I was taught that diabetes is an incurable, chronic disease, a part of human existence that we could only prevent from getting worse.
The percentage of people with diabetes when I was taught with was also a fraction of what it is today:
Now, in this century, we realize we can’t cure diabetes, but we can reverse it and put it into remission.
This is an excellent review paper with the state of the science and the point made that there are three ways to reverse diabetes today:
Low Calorie Diets
Low Carbohydrate Diets
In medical practice, surgery and low calorie diets have the attention in conventional practice (for now, that’s changing)
The current body of evidence suggests that bariatric surgery is the most effective method for overall efficacy and prolonged remission, even though concerns associated with surgical complications, treatment cost and complete lifestyle modification after surgery remain challenges for wide adoption of this approach. While both the LCD and LC dietary approaches are convincing for reversing diabetes in the short term (up to two years), long term maintenance of diabetes remission is still unproven. There are limited available data supporting long term maintenance of weight loss and its associated glycemic improvements in response to LCD; similarly, long-term adherence to a low carbohydrate diet will likely remain an obstacle without the development of proper patient education and optimal support for long-term behavioral change. Moreover, research in understanding the mechanism of diabetes reversibility in all three approaches and its overlapping mechanistic pathways are lacking; this is an area for future research emphasis.Hallberg SJ, Gershuni VM, Hazbun TL, Athinarayanan SJ, Hallberg SJ, Gershuni VM, et al. Reversing Type 2 Diabetes: A Narrative Review of the Evidence. Nutrients [Internet]. 2019 Apr 1 [cited 2019 Apr 2];11(4):766.
Protein foods, veggies, removal of the daily agony of rollercoaster blood sugars and a return to normal BGL, reversal and halt of diabetic complications. Sounds overblown allright. pic.twitter.com/jBmhxIreiW
S.J.H. is an employee and shareholder of Virta Health, a for-profit company that provides remote diabetes care using a low-carbohydrate nutrition intervention, and serves as an advisor for Atkins Corp. V.M.G. has no conflicts of interest to declare. T.L.H. is an employee of Virta Health. S.J.A. is an employee and shareholder of Virta Health.