Monday, July 30, 2007

Medical Tip of the Day


I just want to say, you don't have to be a paranoid hypochondriac to freak out and Google every known disease on the internets after you eat beets--looking for possible symptoms of of colon cancer. Being one just makes the Googling more frantic and slightly funnier in hindsight.

I did not do this. I'm just saying it could happen to people. Especially after they read The New York Times.

The moral of this story is that you should communicate with your doctor regularly and research symptoms on the internet. Do not rely on one opinion, and especially do not rely only on what you read online.

Oh, and I am not a paranoid hypochondriac.

4 comments:

Manny said...

Does my blog look infected?

TK said...

Unless by "blog", you mean "crotch", I think you're in the clear, Manny.

I actually love beets, and frequently crave pickled beets. Mmmmm... purply pickled goodness.

Boo said...

mmmm, pickled beets.

mmmm, pickled anything. okra, pickles, beets, kimchi.

damn it tk.

girl with curious hair said...

TK: I too, love beets. Pickled, baked, steamed...I think the problem was eating the enormous volume that I did. Speaking of which--baked beet and goat cheese salad is awesome.

Boo: Yeah, love pickles as well. I checked in a 5lb jar full of homemade kimchi on my trip back from Phx last week. Needless to say, my bags were opened, inspected and repackaged with TSA tape. Homeland Security is quaking in its boots...