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Graduated with a B.S. in Biology, Minors in Chemistry and English Literature from the University of Utah.


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revised Difference between Appendix and the Cecum?
Better grammar.
Sep
7
comment Why do we absorb vitamins better from whole foods than from pills?
@user6035 - Yes, you could eat an artificial diet of macronutrients and micronutrients that would satisfy your biochemical needs. It would probably be "healthy" in that you would probably continue to live without issues you weren't already predisposed to. How other chemicals and compounds contribute to our health are unknown (think antioxidants), but have the potential to contribute significantly. However, please consult medical professionals for further info if you intend to pursue this. Due to genetic variation your body might have greater or lesser needs than the recommendations.
Sep
7
answered Why do we absorb vitamins better from whole foods than from pills?
Aug
13
comment How does strength of a pulse related to EKG(ECG)?
Predict? I have no idea. I know V-tach and A-tach can be reasonably predicted by increasingly chaotic signals on an EKG, but I don't think the equipment would have the granularity to predict "strong" and "weak" beats.
Aug
13
comment What is the point of having evolved two nostrils?
I doubt it's so much that two nostrils are that much more beneficial than one as much as that most complex organisms follow bilateral symmetry for their body design. That said, your body will clog one and keep the other clear during fevers, allergies, or when it's cold to prevent it from drying out completely.
Aug
12
revised Why is oxygen needed for the electron transfer phosphorylation?
added 152 characters in body
Aug
12
answered Why is oxygen needed for the electron transfer phosphorylation?
Aug
8
awarded  Yearling
Jul
25
answered Can neurotransmitter depletion cause short-term drug tolerance?
Jul
18
answered Where are the evolutionary “inbetweeners”?
Jul
13
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Does making yogurt from non-pasteurized milk work against possible disease bacteria?
Jul
13
revised Does making yogurt from non-pasteurized milk work against possible disease bacteria?
clarified states to USA.
Jul
11
comment Why are men stronger than women?
@QuoraFeans - I re-answered the question to better fit what I think you're looking for.
Jul
11
revised Why are men stronger than women?
Better answer.
Jul
5
comment Why are men stronger than women?
@pbond - If a woman performs strength training she will struggle to come even close to the weights the average male gym rat can lift (end quote) ::: Aside from very specific exercises (like the bench press), women only trail men by about 20% at Olympic levels. I guess that depends on your definition of "close", but rest assured if a woman chooses to take strength training seriously she definitely has the potential to outperform your average gym rat.
Jul
4
comment Why are men stronger than women?
@QuoraFeans - Then ask your question again, and be more precise. You're asking why the genders diverged in capacity for muscle development, and I answered that the theories involve Female-Selection for stronger men and that men acted as the defenders/hunters. What type of answer are you looking for?
Jul
4
comment Why are men stronger than women?
@QuoraFeans - You asked why women were weaker than men. The honest answer is that men only have more capacity for strength and potential for muscle mass - but most men will never use it, and it's cultural for women to want to be thin (which might be a minor influence of male-choice selection) - but both women and men are capable of being strong with training. If you're that unhappy with the answer, ask again with more specifics and I will try to answer again.
Jul
3
answered Why are men stronger than women?
Jun
28
comment Can (any) human cells learn?
I'm not entirely sure what you're asking. What do you mean by "learn", and are you proposing a situation where the cells have somehow become removed from the body?