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Pica Pica is characterized by an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive, such as ice, clay, chalk, dirt, or sand. According to the DSM-5 criteria, to be diagnosed with Pica a person must display: Persistent eating of non-nutritive substances for a period of at least one month. The eating of non-nutritive substances is inappropriate to the developmental level […]

Fat does not cause heart disease

What Ancient Mummies Teach Us About Heart Disease and Fat

Ever wonder how the ancient mummies died in the first place? I have, many times. When I was young I remember thinking the that mummies must have died of old age, because they looked so very … old. The word “mummy” is derived from the Persian word “mumia,” referring to pitch, a […]