Archive for June, 2011

Excess Pounds

Tweet I saw two very interesting articles regarding possible causes for excess pounds. It’s universally recognized that weight gain for adults happens over a period of years. It’s a steady weight gain that people have a very hard time controlling. A team at Harvard recently looked at data on 120,877 U.S. women and men from […]

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 7:29 am by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diet, Insulin, Obesity, Sugar

I Am Therefore I Think!

Tweet The title comes from John Galt, the character of Ayn Rand’s book, Atlas Shrugged. He declared that “man cannot survive except by gaining knowledge, and reason is the only means to gain it. Reason is the faculty that perceives, identifies and integrates the material provided by his senses. The task of his senses is […]

Posted on June 18, 2011 at 6:41 am by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Anthropology, Cancer, Diet, Disease, Obesity, Populations

Calories Again

Tweet I’m always baffled by the number of intelligent people who take nonsense and rely on it as fact. In this case, we’re talking about the ubiquitous calorie. A recent Men’s Health article attempted to educate the public on this subject. They noted how calorie-counts are showing up everywhere, on menus, food packaging, treadmills, sports […]

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 8:27 am by Charles · Permalink · One Comment
In: Uncategorized

Fruits and Vegetables

Tweet Once again, we’re being told about the necessity of fruits and vegetables. Indeed, a recent article from MSNBC took us to task claiming that American eating habits have gotten worse since 2010, not better. A Gallup poll found that 55.9 percent of Americans reported eating five or more servings of fruits or vegetables at […]

Posted on June 12, 2011 at 4:46 pm by Charles · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Cancer, Cholesterol, Diet, Disease, Sugar

The New Food Plate

Tweet By now you’ve probably heard that the USDA has replaced the ubiquitous and so-called confusing Pyramid with the Plate. The pyramid was an illustration purportedly displaying the recommended proportions of the various food groups that all of us should be consuming. The new version is based on a plate icon showing the proportion of […]

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 1:31 pm by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diet, Insulin, Obesity, Sugar

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