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August 27, 2014

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7:00 PM | Does Junk Food Make You Crave Junk Food?
Rats who eat junk food not only get fat, but also lose their appetite for novel foods, new research shows. Continue reading →

August 26, 2014

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7:00 AM | Diet Cults vs. Science-Based Healthy Eating
This will be shorter than my usual book reviews and is something of an afterthought. I just finished writing a long article on “Food Myths” that Michael Shermer had asked me to write as a cover article for an upcoming issue of Skeptic magazine, and while researching the subject I read a book that someone […]

August 24, 2014

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10:34 AM | Unhappiness & Depression: An In-Depth Look at the Possible Causes and Solutions
Depression has always been a hot topic of discussion and with the recent death of actor/comedian, Robin Williams; it seems to have people talking even more. Let’s face it; we all get “depressed” from time to time. The daily demands we face are often enough to stress us out and … READ MORE

August 23, 2014

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4:00 AM | Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live
By Marlene Zuk Synopsis: An exposé of pseudoscientific myths about our evolutionary past and how we should live today. We evolved to eat berries rather than bagels, to live in mud huts rather than condos, to […]

August 22, 2014

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3:57 PM | Weekend Reads: Pizzly Bears and Wolfyotes?, Ancient Volcano Forests, the Truth about Caveman Diets
By Jason Bittel Seeds of DoubtFighting Monsanto and genetically modified foods has made Vandana Shiva a world famous activist. But as Michael Specter reveals in this wide-reaching profile, many of Shiva’s firmly held beliefs don’t hold up to scientific scrutiny. What follows is not only a probe into the arguments against GMOs, but also an attempt to answer a very pressing question: How are we going to feed Earth’s people—all 7 […]
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2:35 PM | 10 Things Parents Wish Educators Knew about Eating Disorders
1. Eating disorders are real and deadly illnesses and having one is not a choice. Your reaction, as an administrator or teacher, to a disclosure of an eating disorder should be the same as if you were told a child had leukemia. Certain eating disorders have a mortality rate as high as 20 percent. Eating disorders are […]

August 21, 2014

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3:11 PM | Do multivitamin supplements increase mortality risk?
Earlier this week, I was innocently scrolling through the latest research on the JAMA Internal Medicine website. The top headline on the ‘Most Read’ side panel instantly caught my eye: ‘Dietary Supplements and Mortality Rate in Older Women’. …The post Do multivitamin supplements increase mortality risk? appeared first on Public Health.
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3:11 PM | Do multivitamin supplements increase mortality risk?
Earlier this week, I was innocently scrolling through the latest research on the JAMA Internal Medicine website. The top headline on the ‘Most Read’ side panel instantly caught my eye: ‘Dietary Supplements and Mortality Rate in Older Women’. …The post Do multivitamin supplements increase mortality risk? appeared first on Public Health.

August 19, 2014

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10:25 PM | How To Crack Open Your Pineal Gland
In order for us to tap into our deepest states of intuition, intelligence and spiritual enlightenment, it is necessary to unlock and activate our brain’s Pineal Gland. Commonly referred to by ancient cultures and mystics as “the third eye,” our pineal gland sits in the center of our brain between … READ MORE
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2:31 PM | Nutrition Lessons in the Bronx: “What Would LeBron James Eat?”
When I was a child, one of my favorite sugary snacks was basically a small vat of frosting. It came with cookies for dunking. I won’t lie; some of that stuff is delicious, but with help from my family and what I learned in school, I came to appreciate healthier alternatives. No question, it seems [...]
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7:00 AM | Pass the Salt (But Not That Pink Himalayan Stuff)
Humans, like many other animals, crave the taste of salt. Animals frequent salt licks, humans have traded salt for equal weights of gold, and the word “salary” comes from the Roman soldier’s allowance for purchasing salt. Salt appears in our language in idioms like “worth its salt” and “salt of the earth.” Shakespeare’s play King […]

August 18, 2014

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5:36 PM | The Incredible Brain-Gut Link & Your Diet
Who's the boss? Your brain or the bacteria in your gut? And can your diet help?
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5:36 PM | The Incredible Brain-Gut Link & Your Diet
Who's the boss? Your brain or the bacteria in your gut? And can your diet help?

August 16, 2014

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7:00 AM | A balanced look at gluten sensitivity
Even though it doesn’t appear on any calendar, May 2014 will go down in history as “gluten sensitivity month.” After RealClearScience picked up on a 2013 paper that brought into question the existence of non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), news sites were obliged to post their own analysis of the article, and the blogosphere was alight […]

August 12, 2014

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9:00 PM | Long pig, anyone?
This post isn’t for the squeamish. Whether we are talking about Hannibal Lecter, Sweeney Todd, the witch in Hansel and Gretel, or the many accounts from early human history, cannibalism makes us uncomfortable. And why wouldn’t it? Who wants to think about people eating other people or worse, being on the menu yourself? Whether you are fascinated […]
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2:40 PM | 10 Life Hacks to Maximize Your Brain Power
Do humans really fail to use their brain’s maximum potential? Movies like Limitless and Lucy try to show how humans don’t use 100% of their brain capacity, and these movies obsess on showing what happens when humans do reach its full potential. They make it seem like we become superhumans … READ MORE

August 07, 2014

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4:13 PM | Time to watch my weight?
After reading Peter’s post from earlier this week on the problems with BMI, I thought I should repost the below article from a couple years ago.   I had an interesting experience at my last physical exam, and I …
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3:03 PM | Chewing on a Farm-to-Table Dilemma
In my pediatric nutrition practice, I often preach about getting more fruits and vegetables into the diets of the children I see at the Nutrition Clinic of Einstein’s Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center. Eating more vegetables is a proven way to fight obesity and promote better health. Sometimes the question of where and how to [...]

July 31, 2014

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9:00 AM | Common ground
By Eric SannerudNote:  We know Eric through our connection with a remarkable group of farmers, philosophers, economists, geneticists, innovators, writers, both academic and not, who share a concern for how we humans are mismanaging our place in the biosphere, and how we might make it better.  Eric describes himself as a farmer, thinker, and entrepreneur in Ham Lake, Minnesota. He is the Director of Sandbox Center for Regenerative Entrepreneurship and a member of the Minneapolis Hub of […]
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