Shut Up, Jillian Michaels!

Shut up shut up shut up.

Motherhood changes your DNA.”

NO IT DOES NOT shut up shut up shut up. Would we find it heartwarming if she said motherhood turns you purple? No, we’d call her delusional and feel insulted she expected us to believe such hogwash.

(I thought I had read something recently about pregnancy changing a woman’s DNA, but I can’t find it again.)

Advertisements

6 Comments

Filed under AdoptoLand, Celebri-tease, Colonialism ROCKS!

6 responses to “Shut Up, Jillian Michaels!

  1. Heather

    argh … how do delusional people sleep at night?

  2. On a big, soft fluffy wuffy pink cloud of MONEY maybe?

  3. Oh no, is she raging on about the joys of “motherhood” again? I’m afraid to open a magazine for fear of seeing the sad, lost look on that poor child’s face.

  4. Hey, I haven’t heard that “motherhood changes DNA” but I know that pregnancy, birth and lactation causes changes in a woman’s brain.
    http://www.psy.fsu.edu/~wanglab/PDF-papers/1997/97%20J%20Neuroendo.pdf

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0079612301330029

    The Maternal Brain; January 2006; Scientific American Magazine; by Craig Howard Kinsley and Kelly G. Lambert; 8 Page(s)
    Mothers are made, not born. Virtually all female mammals, from rats to monkeys to humans, undergo fundamental behavioral changes during pregnancy and motherhood. What was once a largely self-directed organism devoted to its own needs and survival becomes one focused on the care and well-being of its offspring. Although scientists have long observed and marveled at this transition, only now are they beginning to understand what causes it. New research indicates that the dramatic hormonal fluctuations that occur during pregnancy, birth and lactation may remodel the female brain, increasing the size of neurons in some regions and producing structural changes in others.
    Some of these sites are involved in regulating maternal behaviors such as building nests, grooming young and protecting them from predators. Other affected regions, though, control memory, learning, and responses to fear and stress. Recent experiments have shown that mother rats outperform virgins in navigating mazes and capturing prey. In addition to motivating females toward caring for their offspring, the hormone-induced brain changes may enhance a mother rat’s foraging abilities, giving her pups a better chance of survival. What is more, the cognitive benefits appear to be long-lasting, persisting until the mother rats enter old age.

    Sorry. Interesting topic 🙂

  5. Pingback: The Only Words I Have Are Effwords | Adopto-Snark

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s