Posts with tag “health”

Notes from Joel Fuhrman’s 1-Day Immersion in Austin, TX

September 8th, 2013 | Event was on September 7, 2013. Link to lecture advertisement. It was similar content to what is covered in the Immersion Excursion DVD Box Set (at least, many of the same slides). Use these notes at your own risk. I may have made errors in transcribing what I heard and read. Also note that the pre…

How to Make Soylent, and Why I Don’t Recommend It

May 30th, 2013 | Lately a liquid diet called soylent has become popular. The original, February 2013 post by the inventor, Rob Rhinehart, is here. The idea has since gotten a lot of press, and a company has been formed to make and sell it. The radical idea: directly combine the bare nutritional elements of food into…

Paleo Was Not Low Carb

May 2nd, 2013 | Some dedicated pet owners are feeding their cats and dogs grain-free and soy-free pet food formulas, on the logic that those foods don’t resemble the diets of wild animals, so might make their pets fat or sick. Others go further and apply the same logic to humans. After all, agriculture was in…

Fructose

October 24th, 2012 | Deadly Poison Dr. Robert Lustig, director of a pediatric obesity clinic, gave a lecture that went viral in 2009 called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth.” He followed up with his 2013 book “Fat Chance.” Lustig’s arguments: Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Pro…

Caffeine

October 9th, 2012 | Tools transform energy or effort at some cost. Like, a pulley makes something easier to lift, but requires moving a lot of rope, and a refrigerator or air conditioner generates more heat than cold, but does a good job of keeping them separated. Tools with worse tradeoffs tend to be abandoned, as ine…