Cornered by Mike Baldwin


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  1. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, over 3 years ago

    “eat organic” doesn’t mean the whole cathedral!

  2. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years ago

    People like this certainly do not help the environment with their excessive methane and CO2 emissions.

  3. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, we want you on chemicals that preserve…the final one being formaldehyde.

  4. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, over 3 years ago

    I like moderationof course

  5. Andragogue

    Andragogue GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Actually not so funny! Cancer cells, and many cells grown in-vitro, exhibit glucose fermentation even when enough oxygen is present to properly respire. In other words, instead of fully respiring in the presence of adequate oxygen, cancer cells ferment. The current popular opinion is that cancer cells ferment glucose while keeping up the same level of respiration that was present before the process of carcinogenesis, and thus the observation that cancer cells exhibit glycolysis with lactate secretion and mitochondrial respiration even in the presence of oxygen. This is called the Warburg Effect. It is also hypothesized that one thing that can lead to the Warburg Effect and hence be a potential cause of carcinogenesis, are damaged fats, especially the infamous transfats and other good fats that have damaged by high temperatures during cooking and other (industrial) means of processing foods. The caption in this cartoon is therefore 100% WRONG. Have a nice day! :-)

  6. Mike Baldwin

    Mike Baldwin GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    You’re thinking too much, then again, big-brained people tend to do that. But thanks for the thought-provoking post.

    The caption isn’t wrong or right, it’s a caption. The cartoon is about how many doctors (in my experience) don’t think too highly of alternative treatments.

    Personally, I feel that the benefits of fermented foods and the probiotics and enzymes they contain are worth exploring.

    FYI: My enthusiasm over making some sauerkraut and natto (fermented soybeans) last fall was lost on my doctor and family, which lead to the cartoon idea.

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