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Why not a comprehensive video course on the biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, and nutritionals of human body?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 13, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Ultimately, nutrition is all very vague to me, because I do not visualize the molecules and biological processes at the atomistic level.

Vitamin K - a visual of this molecule does not pop into my mind. What vital processes require Vitamin K? How does the process break down if Vitamin K is unavailable? I can only vaguely grasp that I need it for endothelial health, based on received wisdom (i.e., argument from authority).

And I don't believe most people really know, either - and won't until a complete video course on the caliber of Modern Marvels, The Universe, or How the Universe Works becomes available. Whereby the structure of the body and each vital process are first shown analytically, as modular components, and in unity of whole system.

I???m thinking of a video that resembles Legoland. Featuring colorful blocks of molecules and flywheels of processes.

It is no good to point me at a biochemistry book. A book is the wrong format. I can memorize, but that is not it. Particle physics, I suspect, is easier to visualize than the human body, perhaps the most complex system in the universe.

Therefore, if any of you work at Discovery Channel, History Channel, The Teaching Company (maybe), or dole out scientific research funds, this post is for you.

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on February 28, 2013
at 11:44 PM

accept what on blind faith?

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on February 13, 2013
at 08:12 AM

@ nada: I wish to be able to follow each step of a technical argument for myself, whether in research paper or Dr. Lustig's Sugar, the Bitter Truth, and check the work. It's unsatisfying for me to accept on blind faith, which is what those who do not understand the underlying biochemistry do, at least in part.

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on February 13, 2013
at 08:11 AM

@ nada: I wish to be able to follow each step of a technical argument for myself, whether in research paper or Dr. Lustig's Sugar, the Bitter Truth, and check their work. It's unsatisfying for me to accept on blind faith, which is what those who do not understand the underlying biochemistry do, at least in part.

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on February 13, 2013
at 06:31 AM

there's no reason to care in the first place

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on February 13, 2013
at 06:30 AM

there's no reason to care in the first place. this is not what people should be focusing on

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on February 13, 2013
at 05:58 AM

@ nada: And have you memorized those 1,200 page biochem and organic chemistry textbooks, each with Latin names of hundred molecule and interaction you've never yourself seen? You can put it together in your head and visualize?

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on February 13, 2013
at 05:55 AM

@ nada: And you have memorized those 1,200 page biochem and organic chemistry textbooks, each with Latin names of hundred molecule and interaction you've never yourself seen? You can put it together in your head and visualize?

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on February 13, 2013
at 05:52 AM

@ nada: And you have memorized those 1,200 page biochemistry and organic chemistry books brimming with Latin names of hundred molecules and interaction you've never yourself seen? And if not, you claim to understand nutrition?

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on February 13, 2013
at 05:04 AM

this is stupid.

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on February 13, 2013
at 03:45 AM

I do love courses of this type, such as those at MIT OCW or via Itunes. In this case, yes, I'm hoping for a series heavier on video graphics, with maybe the professor off screen as narrator.

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on February 13, 2013
at 03:43 AM

I do love courses of this type, such as those at MIT OCW or via Itunes. In this case, yes, I'm kinda hoping for a series heavy on video graphics, with professor off screen as narrator.

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on February 13, 2013
at 03:33 AM

I do love such courses, especially those at MIT OCW or via iTunes. For this particular subject, yes, I'm hoping for heavy visual graphics with maybe a professor off screen as narrator. Otherwise, too many oddball molecules and obscure processes to remember...

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on February 13, 2013
at 07:21 PM

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on February 13, 2013
at 03:10 AM

It probably isn't at the level of detail/visualization you want, but Coursera is offering a free course called "Introduction to System Biology."

https://www.coursera.org/course/sysbio

"Examples will be discussed to demonstrate ???how??? cell- level functions arise and ???why??? mechanistic knowledge allows us to predict cellular behaviors leading to disease states and drug responses."

I've taken other Coursera courses and loved it.

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on February 13, 2013
at 03:43 AM

I do love courses of this type, such as those at MIT OCW or via Itunes. In this case, yes, I'm kinda hoping for a series heavy on video graphics, with professor off screen as narrator.

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on February 13, 2013
at 03:33 AM

I do love such courses, especially those at MIT OCW or via iTunes. For this particular subject, yes, I'm hoping for heavy visual graphics with maybe a professor off screen as narrator. Otherwise, too many oddball molecules and obscure processes to remember...

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on February 13, 2013
at 03:45 AM

I do love courses of this type, such as those at MIT OCW or via Itunes. In this case, yes, I'm hoping for a series heavier on video graphics, with maybe the professor off screen as narrator.

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