Answers about health from the world’s smartest woman

She has one of the highest IQs in the world. She is certifiably the world’s smartest woman, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. She is married to none other than Dr. Robert Jarvik, developer of the artificial heart.


What the word needs now is love, sweet love, that’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.” 

Hal David, lyricist

One of my Sunday traditions is reading Parade , a magazine in the newspaper. One of my favorite parts is the “Ask Marilyn” column where Marilyn Vos Savant answers complex questions on a wide range of subjects- math, science, medicine, technology, economics , games, sports and just about any topic you can imagine.

I have wondered how she does it, imagining it must take hours and hours of research.

But then I learned her history.  She has one of the highest IQs in the world. She is the world’s smartest woman, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, having one of the highest IQs ever recorded.

Parade published an article about how she met her husband. She is married to none other than Dr. Robert Jarvik, developer of the artificial heart.

He called her after reading a magazine article about her, and they had a long distance courtship lasting one year.

At their wedding, science fiction author Isaac Asimov walked her down the aisle; the best man was the 7th recipient of one of the Jarvik artificial hearts! How’s that for romantic. They have been happily married since 1987.      

Isaac Asimov: The Complete Stories, Vol. 1


Books by Marilyn Vos Savant 

Growing Up: A Classic American Childhood

The Power of Logical Thinking 

exploring the HEART of health by Marilyn  

After she and Dr. Jarvik married, she became Chief Financial Officer of Jarvik Heart, Inc. But she also addresses health issues in the questions she answers in her Parade column and online. Here is a sample of some of them. (I have paraphrased her answers. )

question

Why do some drug side effects wear off and some don’t?

answer

Our bodies respond to drugs in different ways, positive and negative. Sometimes the effects are positive, relieving symptoms or curing an illness. Negative effects range from bothersome to dangerous. Either way, effects may increase or decrease depending on our genetic ability to respond to that particular drug. So sometimes drug dosages need to be changeto continue being effective or the med stopped if side effects persist or worsen.

question

Can you catch a cold from your cat?

answer

Not likely. Viruses that affect dogs and cats are different from those that affect humans, plus humans are susceptible to many more. But mutations an occur and cause animal viruses to infect humans, such as the swine flu.

question

Why do men burn more calories than women?

answer

A person who weighs more will burn more calories. However, men typically have more muscle mass and women have more fat mass; muscle burns more calories than fat.

question

How much of our brain do we use; is it true we only use 10%?

answer

No,it is not true. We use nearly all of our brain. Different parts are more active at times, depending on what we are doing. Only a small fraction of our billion brain cells are active at a time.

Read more of Marilyn’s popular answers at this link.

 

All you need is love.”

Beatles John and Paul (Lennon and McCartney)

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My love story

My husband and I shared a romantic dinner on vacation in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Read about our romance at the link below the photo

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Two Words That Changed My Life

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Sharing the HEART of love

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Love, Lewis, and a letter from John

Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.

“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.

Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.  But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.

Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.  No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.”

1 John 4:7-11, NLT

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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Celebrating romance and marriage on Valentine’s Day

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What the word needs now is love, sweet love, that’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.” 

Hal David, lyricist

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One of my Sunday traditions is reading Parade , a magazine in the newspaper. One of my favorite parts is the “Ask Marilyn” column where Marilyn Vos Savant answers complex questions on a wide range of subjects- math, science, medicine, technology, economics , games, sports and just about any topic you can imagine.

I have wondered how she does it, imagining it must take hours and hours of research.

But then I learned her history.  She has one of the highest IQs in the world. She is certifiably the world’s smartest woman. 

One week,  Parade published an article about how she met her husband. She is married to none other than Dr. Robert Jarvik, developer of the artificial heart.

They met when he called her after reading   a magazine article about her, and had a long distance courtship lasting one year.

At their wedding, science fiction author Isaac Asimov walked her down the aisle; the best man was the 7th recipient of one of the Jarvik artificial hearts! How’s that for romantic. They have been happily married since 1987.      

Isaac Asimov: The Complete Stories, Vol. 1


Books by Marilyn Vos Savant 

Growing Up: A Classic American Childhood

The Power of Logical Thinking 

Another love story-Austin and Jessica 

Another couple  featured in the issue, Austin and Jessica were literal childhood sweethearts, having met as toddlers. They and their parents met in a support group- for families of children with Down Syndrome.

With their parents’ support, they have overcome their disability to build a loving , stable marriage- and maybe because he “treats her like a princess.”

These are two very different couples who share something special-

respect, caring and commitment to the person they love.

As Beatles John and Paul (Lennon and McCartney) told us many years ago,

All you need is love.”

 

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My love story

It wasn’t Valentine’s Day, but my husband and I shared a romantic dinner on vacation in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Read about our romance at the link below the photo

man and woman at dinner
Dr. Aletha and Raymond

Two Words That Changed My Life

LIGHTSTOCK.COM, AFFILIATE LINK


 

Share the LOVE

I appreciate your sharing  this post with your friends on your social media pages.

And please follow Watercress Words for more information and inspiration to help you explore the HEART of HEALTH.

Thank you for  viewing  the advertisements and using the affiliate links  that fund this blog; with your  help, we can grow, reach more people, and support worthy causes that bring health and wholeness to people around the world.

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                              Dr. Aletha 

February Timely Topics-Love and Hearts

Valentine’s Day is February 14. Don’t forget to share words of faith, hope, and LOVE.

Celebrate Hearts

February is American Heart Month. On this blog you can find information and inspiration to keep your heart healthy.

7 Steps to a Healthy Heart

Celebrate Love

Valentine’s Day is February 14. Don’t forget to share words of faith, hope, and LOVE.

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Love is- 1 Corinthians, the Message

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Seeing is loving

“we ought to love one another.”

 

1 John 4, English Standard Version( ESV)

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

if we love one another, God abides in us and his  love is perfected in us.

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; 

for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen 

cannot love God whom he has not seen. 

And this commandment we have from him:

whoever loves God must also love his brother.”

© 2001 – 2018 CROSSWAY

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” But when you do a kindness to someone, do it secretly—don’t tell your left hand what your right hand is doing. 

And your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you.”

 

 

My goal for this blog is to inform and inspire us all to explore the HEART of health in our lives, and the lives of our families and communities.

But beyond that, my the mission for this blog is

to share the HEART of health with people all over the world,

especially those who face hardship due to poverty, isolation, discrimination, political turmoil, hunger, homelessness, human rights violations, and natural disasters.

Learn more at Share the HEART of health

Wishing you faith, hope, and love today and always. Thanks for visiting my blog. 

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Love in words and action-weekend words

love in action #Bible#John316#CSLewis#Shakespeare

 

1 John chapter 3 –Good News Translation (GNT)

(a letter of John)

16 This is how we know what love is: Christ gave his life for us.

We too, then, ought to give our lives for others! 

17 If we are rich and see others in need, yet close our hearts against them, how can we claim that we love God? 

18 My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.

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John chapter 3 Good News Translation (GNT)

(the gospel of John)

16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. 

For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its savior.

 

quote about love from C.S. Lewis
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Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

 

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faith, hope, and love 

(1 Corinthians 13:13)

Weekend Words about love 

a quote from Chesterton and James about love #love#religion#orphans

James 1:27, NIV 

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:

to look after orphans and widows in their distress and

to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

Santiago 1:27, La Biblia de las Américas (LBLA)

 La religión pura y sin mácula delante de nuestro Dios y Padre es ésta:

visitar a los huérfanos y a las viudas en sus aflicciones,

y guardarse sin mancha del mundo.

 

 

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G.K. Chestertonin full Gilbert Keith Chesterton (born May 29, 1874, died June 14, 1936), English critic and author of verse, essays, novels, and short stories, known also for his exuberant personality and rotund figure.

 

 

 

 

 

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