Archive for January, 2009

Cultural vs Natural Selection, Part 1

Tweet Modern parents seem to forget how useful children can be around the house.  At other times, in other cultures, adults knew that if they didn’t rear enough children, life would be extremely difficult. Traditionally, children were expected to “earn their keep” in a material sense. In the Brazilian Amazon, a village head man was […]

Posted on January 31, 2009 at 2:39 pm by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Insulin, Populations

Visit Your Dentist Twice A Year, Part 3

Tweet So what we’ve learned this week is that any people who eat the softest vegetables, bread, or leafy vegetables is bound to chew a good deal more than the average for a carnivorous people.  However, the Eskimo or meat eaters are the only ones ever found in present or former times who can show […]

Posted on January 29, 2009 at 11:10 pm by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diet, Populations, Teeth

Visit Your Dentist Twice A Year, Part 2

Tweet The “experts” like to retort that the Eskimo’s tooth health is due to their eating coarse foods which require much chewing and massages the gums.  This provides an “out” for the dentist whose care does not save the patient’s teeth.  It’s hard to find evidence for this theory, however.  The best teeth of the […]

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 11:40 pm by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diet, Populations, Teeth

Visit Your Dentist Twice A Year, Part 1

Tweet It seems that back in 1946, the dental advice was the same as it is today.  A clean tooth never decays, brush your teeth and floss after every meal, and visit the dentist every six months.  Evidently, merchants were selling exotic toothpastes, powders, gargles and rinses, and special toothbrushes.  I’ve seen some electric versions […]

Posted on January 25, 2009 at 11:34 pm by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diet, Populations, Teeth

Ronald Krauss, the Conclusion

Tweet Now that we know why all carbohydrates are bad for heart disease, there is yet more to learn from the brilliant Dr. Krauss. Throughout the 1980s, he continued to refine his understanding of how the LDL subclasses affect heart disease. He discovered that LDL in the population falls into two distinct patterns which he […]

Posted on January 24, 2009 at 4:15 pm by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Cholesterol, Diet

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