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45 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 45 Years | Body for Wife

45 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 45 Years

So because Facebook has a tendency to ram shit down my throat that I’d really rather not read, I was exposed to some hippie granola bullshit called “39 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 39 Years.” I mean, it’s not all bullshit. There was some good stuff in there. There was…

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From medical treatment to diet and lifestyle choice: how to spot unreliable health research | The Conversation

From medical treatment to diet and lifestyle choice: how to spot unreliable health research

One day we’re told that coffee causes cancer, the next that it protects us from it. Does this sound familiar? We’re all bombarded by confusing and contradictory health information every day – supposedly based on scientific evidence. But most of us have a difficult time assessing the quality of this evidence, particularly if it’s online.

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Even More From James Fell

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James Fell Again This Time On…

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Why Your Guru Is Bullsh*t – DeadState

Why Your Guru Is Bullsh*t

Why your Guru is Bullsh*t Namaste, motherf*ckers! You’ve finally found enlightenment, taken up yoga, and maybe even kicked that nasty sugar-coated gluten habit. And it was all with the help of your new guru that you found in the bowels of the internet who’s self taught in the keys to the life, the universe, and […]

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Dave Asprey and Dr. David Ludwig Talk Hunger, Food Politics, and the Failure of the Calorie Balance Model | Heleo

Here’s Why the “Calories In, Calories Out” Model Doesn’t Work

Ever wished you could rewire the way your body works? Fiddle with the controls a bit here and there and get rid of cravings, unexplained weight gain, low energy levels? Dave Asprey, author of the New York Times bestseller The Bulletproof Diet , and Dr. David Ludwig, renowned endocrinologist and Harvard professor, both set out to do just that.

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It Gets Better, Unless You’re Fat | BuzzFeed.com

It Gets Better, Unless You’re Fat

I never had to come out as fat. When you grow up overweight, everyone notices – not just your classmates, who are too young to have mastered the art of tact, but also friends’ parents and teachers.

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A great podcast: Sigma Nutrition with Danny Lennon, MSc.

A great podcast I just discovered is Sigma Nutrition with Danny Lennon, MSc. which is a look at “Evidence Based Nutrition Research”. YEAH!

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“Natural” Is A Bullshit Word Creating Mass Death | Body for Wife

“Natural” Is A Bullshit Word Creating Mass Death

Mary, fear that reaper. He’s a dick, and he’s coming for you. He’s coming for us all. Modern technology is one of the only weapons we have to keep that bastard at bay. On a related note, no one has ever become cancer free because of a “natural cure.” I…

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The antioxidant myth is too easy to swallow | Henry Scowcroft | Opinion | The Guardian

TheQuestionist…

“Antioxidants are a perfect example of the saying, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” This is especially true when the “lie” is promising, but very preliminary scientific research that turns out to be mostly false, or at least much more complicated.

In the 1990s preliminary research increasingly showed that oxidative stress played an important role in cell damage. The resultant hypothesis was that if oxidative stress is causing disease and aging, then antioxidants would slow, or even stop, the progression of disease and aging.

The supplement industry, as it often does, jumped on these preliminary findings, making all manner of exaggerated claims, and the rest is history.

The narrative that antioxidant supplementation is good for us has become deeply engrained in our culture, when in fact balance is really the key factor. “If a little is good, more must be better,” is a good red flag that the claim is either false or greatly oversimplified.

With regard to antioxidants, the prevailing evidence shows that supplementation is unnecessary (unless there is a deficiency), and in some cases even harmful. There is strong new evidence that vitamin A, Vitamin E, and beta-carotene supplementation results in higher mortality among both healthy people and those with various diseases.”

The antioxidant myth is too easy to swallow | Henry Scowcroft

When the press release arrived in our inboxes, we knew what would happen next. A controversial Nobel laureate had stated, in a peer-reviewed paper he described as “among my most important work”, that antioxidant supplements “may have caused more cancers than they have prevented”.

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