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Your Brain on Plants: The Ultimate Guide to Micronutrients and Mental Health – Diagnosis:Diet

Your Brain on Plants: Micronutrients and Mental Health

Do vegetarian and vegan diets contain the micronutrients our brains need to function properly? Or do they put people at risk for serious deficiencies that increase the likelihood of developing psychiatric disorders? In my last post, Food Fights: Are Vegan Diets Healthier for the Brain?

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Paleo is the Scientology of Diets | Body for Wife

The scientific reasoning for the Paleo diet just isn’t there. The “science” the advocates claim just doesn’t hold up to real scrutiny. It’s bullshit in that regard. That said I think if using a “Paleo diet form of thinking“, using it as a metaphor, helps a person achieve a lower caloric intake either by unconsciously adopting a more HFLC type of diet or just eating less (lowering calories in in relationship to calories out) then it can possibly be worked and the cases that are thrown out as anecdotal examples or testimonials that is the real reason it worked, not the bullshit of “Paleo science.”

Paleo is the Scientology of Diets

I was close to landing a fitness interview with Tom Cruise, but then he bailed. And so I am now free to say that Scientology is stupid. People make fun of the space alien aspect of it, but did you know that one of their beliefs is “silent birth?” A.K.A….

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WATCH: Noakes verdict No proof of unprofessional conduct

WATCH: Noakes verdict No proof of unprofessional conduct

The HPCSA found no proof that Tim Noakes was guilty of unprofessional conduct for advice he gave to a breastfeeding mother.

Who is Tim Noakes?

Tim Noakes – Wikipedia

Timothy David Noakes (born 1949) is a South African scientist, and an emeritus professor in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town. He is also a member of the National Research Foundation of South Africa, who list him as one of their highest-rated members.

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The “True” Human Diet – Scientific American Blog Network

The “True” Human Diet

People have been debating the natural human diet for thousands of years, often framed as a question of the morality of eating other animals. The lion has no choice, but we do. Take the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras, for example: “Oh, how wrong it is for flesh to be made from flesh!”

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Is Salt Actually Bad for You? | Today I Found Out

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Gary Taubes, the Man Who Knows Why America Is Fat | GQ

This Man Knows Why America Is Fat

Gary Taubes has been uncovering the truth about America’s obesity epidemic for 15 years-but what does he eat to stay lean? For decades, America has tried to fight its obesity epidemic through promoting low-calorie, low-fat diets and exercise as the keys to a lean body. But it hasn’t worked; we’re still getting fatter.

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Gluten free diet: The science (CBC Marketplace)

As part of my never ending war against bullshit and pseudoscience (How many people do you know who have a psychosomatic allergy to gluten?) here is a good overview look at the nonsense in the anti-gluten craze.

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Why Running Helps Clear Your Mind — Science of Us

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

It is something of a cliché among runners, how the activity never fails to clear your head. Does some creative block have you feeling stuck? Go for a run. Are you deliberating between one of two potentially life-altering decisions? Go for a run. Are you feeling mildly mad, sad, or even just vaguely meh?

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Meet the scientist debunking dumb food myths

Meet the scientist debunking dumb food myths

Every health blogger has an opinion on vaccination, GMOs and the latest food scare. Take Vani Hari, a.k.a. Food Babe, a management consultant turned popular food industry critic who’s been called the ” Jenny McCarthy of Food.”

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How Does Electrical Muscle Stimulation Work? | LIVESTRONG.COM

Is Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) real or just more woo and really no better than a placebo? I collecting articles on the topic (and on TENS for pain too) I think its just a neat way to get a massage and certainly claims like it accelerating healing because is creating/increasing blood circulation I think is wishful or magical thinking

How Does Electrical Muscle Stimulation Work?

Electrical muscle stimulation — often called “e-stim” or “TENS” — is a type of treatment often used in physical therapy or other rehabilitation settings. The two primary uses for this treatment are pain relief and muscle re-education. In most settings, there is a machine that provides an electrical current.

Contraindications for a TENS Machine

A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS machine, provides pain relief by sending low-voltage electrical impulses through electrodes placed on the skin to a painful area on the body. A TENS unit can lessen pain without the use of medication. A TENS machine is generally considered safe. However, certain daily activities or medical…

T.E.N.S vs. Muscle Stimulators. What is the difference? – BMLS

T.E.N.S. stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The key here is the NERVE part. TENS is a “pain blocker.” The buzzing sensation is thought to block the pain signal from the nerve to where it is perceived in the brain as pain. T.E.N.S. units are also thought to aid in the release of endorphins, which …

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