Jul 7

July 7, 2014

Busy As Hell & Tryin’ To Get Stronger

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Been adjusting to the schedule at my new job. I’ve had a lot to do in very little time. As much as I like my new job, I was recently invited to interview for a different one. It’s in San Francisco, rather than East Bay. It’s very interesting, would give me a chance to build some new and valuable skills…and it pays more. So things are likely going to be getting even busier…

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Jun 4

June 4, 2014

On Starvation

What do you think of when you hear the word “starvation”? Most people think of this:               But starvation can look like this. The first picture makes sense to us. Some poor starving soul in a developing nation. In the second picture, however, we don’t necessarily see a starving person. Some of us might even see a glamorous woman. Health. Vitality. What do you think? Starvation is…complicated. With so much focus on studying obesity, starvation is often…

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May 30

May 30, 2014

“Fed Up” With Fear-Mongering & Pseudoscience

The latest in fear-mongering pseudoscientific health documentary nonsense comes to us courtesy of Katie Couric. You’re seen these kinds of documentaries before: Food Matters, Hungry for Change, SuperSize Me, Fat Sick & Nearly Dead. Some are better than others. I have no issue with people using documentaries to tell their personal health transformation stories. I’m happy for them. I’m glad they are feeling better. Where you piss me off is when you make broad, unscientific claims about the origins of our…

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May 26

May 26, 2014

Did The Government Destroy Our Health?

A persistent and pervasive myth among health & wellness gurus is that the U.S. Government is partially (or totally) responsible for our poor health. The Charge: For 30 years the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made nutritional recommendations to the American public that are primarily responsible for the obesity epidemic. The “Evidence”:  The USDA dietary recommendations advised us to eat a low calorie, low fat diet high in grains and sugars. It is this type of diet that contributed to our…

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May 23

May 23, 2014

“You’re Not Helping”

You know when you ask for advice and instead of getting something useful you get the same advice they gave you 6 months ago that you have taken and after telling them several times how it didn’t work, they keep repeating the same advice over and over? I want to say to that person: “You’re not helping.” You know when you scroll through your Facebook page or Twitter feed and someone you follow posts some ridiculous, unscientific rant about gluten or…

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