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FoodConnections.org
Food intolerance resource with a scientific twist
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Pick of the Crop
A Selection of Biographies of domesticated plants John Warren
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FUdiet: The Science of Weight Loss, Nutrition, and Fitness
A health blog by Sherry Pagoto, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Pagoto's expertise is in health, nutrition, fitness, weight management, depression, stress, cancer prevention, and type 2 diabetes. This blog talks about living healthy as a way of life, NOT as a diet.
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Science News - Food for Thought
No summary available for this site.
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Changing World of Science & Communications
Perspectives on science and science communications by Michael McBurney
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Notch by Notch
Can we all just lighten up a little?
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Health Comments
A blog dealing with matters related to health and wellbeing
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Everything Nutrition
Nutrition, Disease and Polymorphisms
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Changing World of Science & Communications
Perspectives on science and science communications by Michael McBurney
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TalkingNutrition.dsm.com
Science-based conversations about micronutrient inadequacies (vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, carotenoids, etc) & benefits of good nutrition. Tweets by @MIMcBurney and @juliakbird

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Love smoothies? “2.5 of your 5 A Day” claim ruled to be false by ASA
You know that you really shouldn’t believe everything you read. Especially when it’s written on an advertisement. And if it’s a science or health claim on an advert, then you really know to be sceptical. Because, for as long as man has been trying to sell something, he has tried to get one over on … Continue reading →
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Poop Transplants Let Pack Rats Eat Poison
Can’t eat poison without dying? Maybe your gut microbes are to blame. Rodents in the Mojave Desert have evolved to eat toxic creosote bushes with the help of specialized gut bacteria. Although scientists had long suspected that bacteria might be key to the rats’ power, they proved it by feeding the rodents antibiotics and ground-up […]The post Poop Transplants Let Pack Rats Eat Poison appeared first on Inkfish.

Kohl KD, Weiss RB, Cox J, Dale C & Denise Dearing M (2014). Gut microbes of mammalian herbivores facilitate intake of plant toxins., Ecology letters, 17 (10) 1238-46. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25040855

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Tuesday Links
Posting today from the lovely KU Leuven campus (yes, this link points to the actual building where I’m sitting in now!). From Megan McArdle on why very invasive surgery works better than less invasive surgery: Patients may prefer percutaneous coronary intervention … Continue reading →
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Best of Our Blogs: September 5, 2014
“We have a spiritual longing for community and relatedness and for a cosmic vision, but we go after them with literal hardware instead of with sensitivity of the heart. We want to know all about peoples from far away places, but we don’t want to feel emotionally connected to them. We are showered with information […]
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The Food Babe, high fructose corn syrup, and your beer
  I know that 90% of my articles are about vaccines. I know that I’ve shown over and over again that vaccines are effective and about as safe as anything in medicine. And I know that vaccines don’t cause autism. Obviously, I never have to write another article about vaccines. Hah. OK, it’s never going […]Continue reading «The Food Babe, high fructose corn syrup, and your beer»
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Gulp! People Snack More During Action Movies
People eat more when watching more stimulating programs, new research shows. Continue reading →
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Tracking the Daily Microbiome
Humans are essentially 90% bacteria. These bacteria pepper our skin and hang out in our digestive tracts, helping to break down complex carbohydrates and keeping bad bugs in check. We know how the human microbiome (our collection of bacteria) gets … Continue reading →

David LA, Materna AC, Friedman J, Campos-Baptista MI, Blackburn MC, Perrotta A, Erdman SE & Alm EJ (2014). Host lifestyle affects human microbiota on daily timescales., Genome biology, 15 (7) PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25146375

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DNews: How Can Foods Have Zero Calories? Hint: They Can't
Had something with zero calories in it lately? Unless it was water, you haven't. Tara explains why the math is so fuzzy between packaging claims and reality.

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