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Re: Trying to choose baby's sex by diet...What would our Church think?
« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2013, 04:09:32 PM »
Is the overall quality of the restaurant a good indicator of how good the mageiritsa is?  Or do you know any good Greeks in the metro NY area with whom you would trust this task?  How should I go about this? 

I'm sure if you ask 10 Greeks where to go, there will be 14 opinions and a bloody nose.
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Re: Trying to choose baby's sex by diet...What would our Church think?
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2013, 04:10:49 PM »
Is the overall quality of the restaurant a good indicator of how good the mageiritsa is?  Or do you know any good Greeks in the metro NY area with whom you would trust this task?  How should I go about this? 

If you know a Greek or Cypriot butcher, you could get good pointers on where to go sampling. In Athens, everyone knows that their best bet is the central meat market itself and its round-the-clock eateries, which serve mageiritsa and tripe stew all year round (I hear there's nothing better to settle the stomach in the wee hours, especially after heavy drinking). If there's an equivalent there, you'd stand a good chance.
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Re: Trying to choose baby's sex by diet...What would our Church think?
« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2013, 04:11:13 PM »
I'm sure if you ask 10 Greeks where to go, there will be 14 opinions and a bloody nose.

I hope "bloody nose" is not one of the organ meats in the "good mageiritsa".  
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Re: Trying to choose baby's sex by diet...What would our Church think?
« Reply #48 on: November 15, 2013, 04:12:20 PM »
If you know a Greek or Cypriot butcher, you could get good pointers on where to go sampling.

Road trip to Astoria it is...
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Re: Trying to choose baby's sex by diet...What would our Church think?
« Reply #49 on: November 15, 2013, 04:12:41 PM »
I'm sure if you ask 10 Greeks where to go, there will be 14 opinions and a bloody nose.

I hope "bloody nose" is not one of the organ meats in the "good mageiritsa".  
It may or may not be thrown about.  Just be careful. ;)
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Re: Trying to choose baby's sex by diet...What would our Church think?
« Reply #50 on: November 16, 2013, 01:09:34 PM »
Eh, filtering out urine is important I guess.  Red blood cells taking on oxygen through tiny airsacs is plain old boring.  I stand alone, I suppose. ;D

Kidneys are so much more than pee factories. The renin-angiotensin system is so cool. And they are pretty boss at acid-base homeostasis. Also, they have an awesome song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-DcSAoPR3I

Just remembered something else I hated in A&P: the Krebs cycle.
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The Krebs cycle.  I don't think I've thought of that since High School.
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Re: Trying to choose baby's sex by diet...What would our Church think?
« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2013, 01:09:34 PM »
I forgot the issue with the OP:

In my son's case it would be advisable if he only have sons, as they would not inherit his (congenital) syndrome, but daughter's would be carriers.
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Re: Trying to choose baby's sex by diet...What would our Church think?
« Reply #52 on: November 16, 2013, 01:09:34 PM »
May you have a house full of crying teenage girls! :D  You'll go insane.
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Re: Trying to choose baby's sex by diet...What would our Church think?
« Reply #53 on: November 16, 2013, 01:09:34 PM »
I have to be the only male in my household.

Why?

My father hates his life often from being the only man in the house with 6 women. Just sayin'  :P
My the father of my son's godmother, a Copt, said that with four women in the house (she has two sisters) he can't win even with Muslim rules.
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Re: Trying to choose baby's sex by diet...What would our Church think?
« Reply #54 on: November 16, 2013, 01:09:34 PM »
Proof that you can't fix stupid.

There seems to be some correlation between baby's sex and mother's BMI at conception (higher fat % = greater chances to have a boy), but nobody has figured out anything concrete yet.

What about the man's diet?  Considering that it's the sperm that carries the X or Y chromosome that decides the baby's sex, it just seems nonsense that there are so many old wives' tales about things the woman must do to get a girl or boy.
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Re: Trying to choose baby's sex by diet...What would our Church think?
« Reply #55 on: November 16, 2013, 01:09:34 PM »
Proof that you can't fix stupid.

There seems to be some correlation between baby's sex and mother's BMI at conception (higher fat % = greater chances to have a boy), but nobody has figured out anything concrete yet.

What about the man's diet?  Considering that it's the sperm that carries the X or Y chromosome that decides the baby's sex, it just seems nonsense that there are so many old wives' tales about things the woman must do to get a girl or boy.

Well, there are more factors at play than that. For one, pH level. For another, spermatozoon swiftness. Seminal fluid is alkaline to combat the acidity of the vaginal canal. I've read (and I don't remember where so I can't tell you if there are studies to corroborate this) that X carrying sperm are slower, but more resistant to acidity while Y carrying sperm are faster, but less acid-resistant. In that case, a vaginal canal with a higher pH would theoretically be more boy friendly, and vice versa.
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