Archive for March, 2010

Bacon and Cheesecake Alter Brain like Heroin

Tweet I’ve written many times before on this blog how carbohydrates have the same effect on the brain as addictive drugs. They stimulate the “reward center” in the brain. For that reason, it’s no surprise that so many people have a great difficulty dropping sugar and its products. Not just refined sugars, but all easily […]

Posted on March 31, 2010 at 12:32 pm by Charles · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Diet, Disease

Born to Run – My Review

Tweet This is my review of the book, Born to Run which was expertly written and lived by Christopher McDougal. Overall, it was a very good book and I hope it serves as a shot in the arm to the running community.  Many paper tigers were slain in this book and many poor ideas concerning […]

Posted on March 28, 2010 at 5:41 pm by Charles · Permalink · One Comment
In: Populations, Running

Running: I think I’ve got it!

Tweet My apologies to those running aficionados who enjoyed some of the early articles on running. As I became healthier, I did less running and more competing. Last year, I had a very ambitious competition schedule including Masters Track and Field which was like a dream come true. This year, I ran in Phoenix, but […]

Posted on March 25, 2010 at 1:29 pm by Charles · Permalink · One Comment
In: Exercise, Running

Misleading Labels

Tweet “Misleading labels” was the main theme that went across my mind as I reviewed the two headlines I’m writing about today. The first involves the US Food and Drug Administration, the “FDA.” They are working to clear up the confusion consumers feel when they are confronted with claims on food packages. The supermarket aisles […]

Posted on March 22, 2010 at 1:42 pm by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diet, Disease

Open Letter to Michigan Governor Granholm

Tweet Dear. Governor Granholm: I was very disappointed to read about your recent proclamation for a “meat out” day. You proclaimed that a wholesome diet of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains promotes good health and reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases, which take the lives of approximately 1.3 […]

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 11:28 am by Charles · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Diet, Heart Disease, Obesity

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