The term steroids are often misused to describe any performance enhancing drug. Although steroids are actually a synthetic version of a hormone that the body produces naturally. For example, birth control is a steroid under this definition because it is a synthetic version of the female sex hormone estrogen and progesterone. Other types of steroids are cortisol steroids and anabolic steroids. Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal gland that signals the body to break down inflammation as well as combat stress, increase metabolism, and suppress the immune system.
Discuss how film codes and conventions construct a representation of the monstrous in a film you have studied Richard Kelly’s film Donnie Darko released in 2001 presented audiences with a new idea and take on the conventional sci-fi drama examining themes of time travel, reality v illusions, religion, mental illness and questioning what people believe and why. Donnie Darko exploits the innate fear of dying alone and wanting to be remembered after you are gone. The film ends with Donnie sacrificing himself for the ones he loves and by default the world, but suggests that nobody will ever know about his sacrifice. It shows Donnie’s struggle with reality and represents the monstrous in most obvious physical form through the figure Frank, a giant nightmare like rabbit, and through several other characters within the film known as the ‘Manipulated Living’, in a figurative form expressed through the tangent reality in which Donnie lives throughout most of the film. Donnie Darko shows how the monstrous can be represented or misrepresented depending on the interpretation by the viewer.
There have been studies that have proven that the mind is affected by the use of anabolic steroids. Negative steroid side affects for men include reduced sperm count painful urination and some men can even develop breasts. When women take anabolic steroids they get a deeper voice, facial hair growth, shrinkage of breasts and changes of their menstrual cycle. Other steroid side effects for men and women include rapid weight gain, water retention, problems with blood clotting and damage to tendons because of disproportionate size of muscle growth. Teenagers and young adults who take steroids can have even more serious side effects.
The extensive list of negative side effects of steroids affects both men and women alike. Acne, bad breath and baldness are the least severe of commonly reported side effects. Regular steroid use dramatically increases the risk of developing several conditions such as cancer, psychosis and diseases of the kidneys, liver and cardiovascular system. Steroids have been shown to decrease testicular size and promote breast growth in men while contributing to the growth of facial hair and deepening of the voice in women. Steroids are often used to enhance sports performance and increase the benefits of training.
This group has many customs and traditions that we as Americans wouldn’t even think of; they drill holes in one’s teeth if they have none, then a certain medicine is put into these holes which is said to reduce tooth decay. They also believe that the human body is ugly and that its natural tendency is to debility and disease. As a result, they have shrines devoted to the purpose of averting these characteristics. All in all, their culture is to improve the body & mind through ritual practices and traditional beliefs. I think that the article really describes the Nacirema’s culture well and helps the reader understand the diversity of their culture.
Lee and Jonathan Wright were pioneers in the area of BHRT.  Lee authored several popular books on BHRT and promoted custom-compounded BHRT, with the goal of achieving what he called a "natural hormone balance". He based this goal on the clinical testing of saliva to establish where "deficiencies" existed, though agencies such as the FDA and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists state that blood and saliva testing is unreliable and biologically meaningless.  Lee also believed that progesterone acted as a panacea and general health tonic for many health conditions; he based his claims on anecdotal data rather than peer-reviewed research, and there have been no clinical trials demonstrating this to be true.  Wright also authored a popular book on BHRT; he promoted a triple-estrogen formula he called "Triest", which combined the three estrogens (of over 25 types) found in human females: estriol, estradiol and estrone.
The Devil and His Many Cloaks The devil cloaks himself in many ways and those cloaks are depicted in many stories, two of which one will discover by reading this piece. The two portrayals one will find consist of a dark being one who is described to appear as if working were fire is prevalent. However, the devil is not always depicted as a being that has personality, but rather he is depicted as a force that holds a shape, yet, is amorphous simultaneously. Self contradiction is the only way to describe what Poe portrays the “Red Death” to be. The “Red Death” has pervaded London and many have fallen prey to it.
Adv. English II The Red Death How does symbolism and imagery create irony in a work of writing? Well in the story “The Mask of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe, a story based on the black plague. Prince Prospero decides to have fun, but he doesn’t know what is coming, something his joy would never image. Poe uses symbolism to unfold this scary tale of terror.