Could this be why I ate too much chocolate over Christmas?! I saw this post by Dr. Eirc Berg saying that “People who crave chocolate are really craving the adrenal hormone serotonin”. I checked further on his blog and he writes that the cravings can be alleviated through more L-tryptophan and that magnesium is a building block for L-tryptophan so I guess I should up my Mg intake around Christmas.
This cartoon is based on a quote my friend told me the other day. The quote is by Anne Lamott and she said,
“My mind is a bad neighbourhood I try not to go into alone.” That is such a great description. This cartoon is thanks to all those brave little molecules that cross into mine!
Scientists are bringing back the Wooly Mammoth. Have you heard about this? The things they can do now! Apparently there is a theory that they can stop the tundra permafrost from melting which I understand releases tons of greenhouse gases. Mammoths used to punch through the snow so that cold air would come in and they also felled trees so the grasses could keep growing. They went extinct 4500 years ago but they are de-extincting them by splicing DNA from a very well preserved mammoth body, frozen 42,000 years ago, with an elephant. Crazy! I think I heard about this when listening to Joe Rogan.