Today in history

June 5, 1989–In Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government crushed a student-led demonstration for democratic reform and against government corruption, killing hundreds, or perhaps thousands of demonstrators in the strongest anti-government protest since the 1949 revolution. Ironically, the name Tiananmen means “Gate of Heavenly Peace”.

A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing’s Cangan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989. The man, calling for an end to the recent violence and bloodshed against pro-democracy demonstrators, was pulled away by bystanders, and the tanks continued on their way. (AP Photo/Jeff Widener)

Being Normal…Weight, That Is

Dr. Amy Givler, a family physician in Monroe, LA, and author of Hope In the Face of Cancer, relates how she lost weight and improved her health on a keto diet. Not only did her health improve, it changed how she relates to her patients about nutrition and weight loss.

A powerful testimonial and well worth the read.