Category: The Fit Life

5 Reasons Nutritional Advice is Contradictory. Vitamin Donuts?

Diet Contradictions? Vitamin Donuts? Why is nutritional and health advice so confusing and contradictory? How can best-selling nutrition books – each with pages of references – argue for such different things?  Listed below are five facts about nutrition that should make you think hard about joining the latest food fad. The Jekyll and Hyde syndrome. Nutrition is simple yet agonizingly complex. Back in the old days when I did research, I worked on a project with a specialist in nutritional efficiency. She was trying to figure out how much of a food’s energy actually makes it to our cells....

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Diet Cults. Are You A Member?

What Passes For Diet Cult Research I received an email recently from someone who tried a diet for thirty days, lost a bunch of weight, and thought I might like to write it up on my blog. In all seriousness, I responded and said that when he had the following to give me a call: 100 volunteers for a test group who agreed to act, behave, perform, and eat the exact same things for twenty years 100 volunteers for a control set who agreed to do act, behave, and perform exactly like the test set for twenty years while...

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Yes. You Are Covered in Bugs. You and Your Microbiome

You And Your Microbiome If you are old enough and nerdy enough, you might remember the Star Trek: Next Generation episode where Dr. Beverly Crusher falls in love with a symbiont and its host. The being is lovely, sensitive, warm, and looks amazingly like a dripping wet esophagus just pulled from a dead cow. Not the stuff that human love-dreams are made of. But the host is one good lookin’ man who is able to bring Beverly and the symbiont together in, well, special ways. But, alas, the host is dying. Unable to save him, the symbiont takes on...

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