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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Lack of Exercise Is More Deadly Than Obesity | Big Think

Lack of Exercise Is More Deadly Than Obesity

Lack of exercise is more deadly than obesity, according to a study of 334,000 men and women which found that twice as many deaths are attributable to physical inactivity than to obesity. For the study, a European heath commission tracked individuals for an average of twelve years, measuring height, weight and waist circumference, and used self-assessment to measure levels of physical activity.

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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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A Look at The DASH Diet 20 Years Later Healthcare Triage | Healthcare Triage

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LCHF. Who started it? – Fat is our friend. really!

LCHF. Who started it?

The abbreviated form for ‘low carb, high fat’ was coined in Sweden of all places. In English! It’s emphasis on fats rather than proteins is a deliberate prompt in which direction to move when you…

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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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A large scientific review study shows that curcumin in turmeric has no medicinal properties — Quartz

If you like the floor turmeric imparts on the food you cook use. If your reasoning is its supposed health benefits your thinking is in error.

Forget what you’ve heard: Turmeric seems to have zero medicinal properties

Turmeric has done the full circle: from ancient remedy to hipster Western drink. Even today, Indians readily apply it on fresh wounds, chicken-pox scabs, and insect bites. Medical professionals prescribe it for urological diseases, worm infections, and even cancer. Such has been the hype that the yellow-golden spice is widely touted as a validation of traditional medicine….

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Doctors finally admit drugs can’t fix most cases of back pain – Vox

Doctors finally admit drugs can’t fix most cases of back pain

The American College of Physicians now recommends heat therapy and yoga ahead of pain meds for lower back pain.

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How Eating Eggs Helps You Lose Weight | Authority Nutrition

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