Smart people like Dr. Oz can sure say some dumb things that can be downright scary. His latest diatribe against red meat warns about yet another heart risk in this food. As usual, he cites weak or nonexistent science to support his view. Read more… »
Fitness trainers are generally clueless about the science of fitness. Most workouts cause more harm than good. What you really should know is the exercise ‘sweet spot’ – i.e., the frequency, intensity, and duration that provides optimal fitness.
A little known study by Japanese researcher Professor Izumi Tabata, published about a decade ago, nails it. His work is now popularly referred to as a Tabata workout. The original study shows how to get maximal results from a 4-minute workout, no more than 5 days a week. Here is what you should know about his research on achieving maximal fitness is less time than ever. Read more… »
Somewhere Julia Child is smiling. She always said that you can never have too much butter. Never mind that it harms your arteries or makes you fat, right?. Fast forward to the present. Julia would love investigative journalists who expose conventional wisdom about dietary fat as, well, unwise. The supposedly heart-healthy diet to reduce consumption of saturated fat and cholesterol, first foisted on the American public in the 1950s, has been a huge failure. It represents the epitome of dark science, driven by overzealous researchers, big egos, scientific bias, and impulsive institutional consensus. Oh, and money. Following the money explains a lot. Read more… »
Dietary advice about food calories is simplistic, weak-minded, thoughtless, and dogmatic. Gee, I hope I am not being too wishy-washy about what I really think here. Read more… »
A New Vitamin – Really?
Well…almost. The substance in question is called PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone). It was introduced as a new vitamin in 2003 in this article in Nature: Read more… »
Every part of every cell is important for good health. One part, though, has recently risen to the forefront in research on health and longevity – mitochondria. Everything works better and longer when you are good to them. If you don’t, well … good luck with that. Here are some crucial pointers on what you can do to make sure that your mitochondria are all they should be. Read more… »
Good luck finding out how much vitamin C you really need. Scientific research on it is flat out confusing. Experts disagree. Medical people don’t know what to think. Has your doctor ever mentioned it? Probably not. It is so crucial in so many ways, though, that you really must know some truths about vitamin C so you can get the most out of it. Read more… »
Okay, that is just a fancy term to say fear of the sun. Such fear does, indeed, drive a massive occurrence of modern diseases, though. If you avoid sunlight because of it, you already have or are on the way to getting one or more Diseases of Civilization because of it. It trumps diet, exercise, and supplements. The solution? More of the right light at the right times, and less of the wrong light at the wrong times. Read more… »