The Flatus Nurse

Life was pretty tough for a junior nurse back in the day*: Military hospital, France 1945: the flatus nurse does her rounds. At precisely 7 AM each morning the flatus nurse would commence her round.Patients would assume the Schlemberg’s position (recumbant with legs held high in the air) and one by one, amidst much grunting, straining and proclaiming, produce their best gaseous emission.The junior nurse … Continue reading The Flatus Nurse

8 ways to live a healthier life.

Ben Greenfield is a personal fitness trainer who has a master’s degree in exercise physiology and biomechanics. He blogs and podcasts about all things fitness and nutrition. In a recent podcast, he covered some of the basic fitness and nutrition habits that can be developed to improve overall health and wellbeing. The complete podcast runs for about 1.5 hours. Some of the things he covers … Continue reading 8 ways to live a healthier life.

The simple genius of baking soda.

Recently whilst house-sitting for some friends I had to deal with a little incident involving their dog Grace, a voluminous poop, and a very expensive, thick pile rug. This required an extended cleaning intensive on my part to extract the particulate matter, followed by an emergency dash to the local shops to pick up a packet of baking soda to deal with the remaining stubborn … Continue reading The simple genius of baking soda.