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Dr. Michael Greger (below) is a heavy enthusiast for incorporating ground flaxseed into one’s diet (two tablespoons per day for adults), and if you’re vegan or vegetarian he says you should be supplementing with B-12 to the tune of 100 … Continue reading
I got pretty severe with myself, diet-wise, about two years ago, and stopped eating breakfast and lunch. I typically don’t eat until 2 pm, and I don’t overeat when I do start eating. Since then, I’ve dropped about 30 pounds. … Continue reading
An article in Seed surveys some recent research on quantum physics’s implications for common sense reality. Here’s the problem: [N]one of us perceives the world as it exists fundamentally. We do not observe the tiniest bits of matter, nor the forces … Continue reading
Though it never went viral, I thought this guy’s response to Republican arugula outrage was amusing: And I found arugula being sold at Walmart and posted a picture of it:
Dan Buettner has been thinking about longevity issues for a long time, and here’s a digest of his ideas via TED TV:
It doesn’t take all that much effort to keep your heart reasonably healthy. This today in the UK’s Daily Express: Just 30 minutes of jogging or cycling three times a week has amazing results for people with heart problems – … Continue reading
Here’s the CDC’s recommendation regarding swine flu vaccination, as reported in the Washington Post: The first swine flu precaution that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests for parents: As soon as a vaccine is available, try to get … Continue reading
Nearly everybody, it seems, wants to take up less space in the universe (that is, be skinny), but almost nobody wants to take up less time in the universe (that is, die soon). But both space and time are just dimensions, … Continue reading
No time for complacency. According to the Daily News, if the H1N1 (“swine flu”) strain that struck Mexico especially hard earlier this year comes roaring back seriously in the Fall, America could be in for a lot of suffering: A … Continue reading
Did cooking play a big role in making us human? A new book discusses the evolutionary pressure that cooking placed on the human body, brain, and social instincts, and Slate just reviewed it. Money quote: Cooked food, by contrast [with … Continue reading
According to a group of physicians answering questions about swine flu virus transmission at Slate.com, heat is an important factor: Cells infected with flu virus are coated in a fatty material that hardens and protects them in low temperatures. (When … Continue reading
If you’re a male, and a Woody Allen-like hypochondriac (like me), perhaps you feel anxiety each year when you go to get your PSA blood test. Today the NY Times reports on a big study that suggests that all that … Continue reading
In the 1920s and 1930s Berrnarr Macfadden was a health guru, selling millions of books on fitness training and diet. Mark Adams, of the Daily Beast, tried Macfadden’s raw and whole foods diet and reports on the experience: I purchased … Continue reading