NYTimes: Red Meat Is Not the Enemy

Red Meat Is Not the Enemy

This is perhaps the best newspaper article on nutrition I’ve ever read. I kept saying “yup” to myself over and over and over. The only thing I would’ve added is some guidance for the reader to help them determine “how many” calories they should be consuming.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/31/upshot/red-meat-is-not-the-enemy.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

Many people cite a recent study linking increased protein intake to higher mortality rates. But a closer look at the research tells a different story.

“ Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. ” – Arthur Schopenhauer

NYTimes: Does Kinesiology Tape Really Work?

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/27/ask-well-does-kinesiology-tape-really-work/?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

Kinesiology tape is the thin, stretchy fabric in bright colors that you see athletes wearing these days. Is it better than plain, white athletic tape?

“ Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. ” – Arthur Schopenhauer

NYTimes: GNC to Strengthen Supplement Quality Controls

A good 1st start, for an industry in desperate need of oversight. Read on:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/30/gnc-to-strengthen-supplement-quality-controls/?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

The action comes after the New York State attorney general’s office accused GNC and three other major retailers of selling herbal supplements that were fraudulent or contaminated with unlisted ingredients.

“ Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. ” – Arthur Schopenhauer

A 12-Hour Window for a Healthy Weight – NYTimes.com

Thanks go out to Thane, for bringing this interesting study to my; and now your; attention.
This is real science based health and nutrition info. And 30 years into this career this confirms my observations.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/well/2015/01/15/a-12-hour-window-for-a-healthy-weight/?_r=1&referrer=

“ Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. ” – Arthur Schopenhauer

NYTimes: Behind New Dietary Guidelines, Better Science

Finally, real science is coming to the dietary guidelines. What this article fails to address is how much of the old guidelines were influenced by the lobbying of the agricultural industry.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/24/upshot/behind-new-dietary-guidelines-better-science.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

Government recommendations on how much fat and salt you should eat weren’t always based on the best available evidence. That may be changing.

“ Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. ” – Arthur Schopenhauer

It’s official: Americans should drink more coffee

I’ve always been confused by the “new agey” health food fanatical activists who polemicize vociferously about the evils of coffee, linking it to all manner of health problems based on spurious or non existent “studies” when there is really nothing more “natural” the a naturally growing coffee bean. What I’ve come to conclude that the hatred many in the “new age health food world” feel for coffee is really a projection of their hatred for “big business” which obviously controls the entire coffee industry. I get that, except as the evidence mounts for the overwhelming positive health benefits of drinking large amounts of coffee continue grow, how else but thru big business can affordable coffee be processed and distributed to the largest number of people? Or is the “new age health food” constituency so elitist that they only believe they should be allowed to reap the benefits of this natural wonder with real scientific credibility to back up the claims? I suspect it’s both a dislike of big business and elitism.

Well the evidence is incontrovertible:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/02/21/its-official-americans-should-drink-more-coffee/


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“ Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. ” – Arthur Schopenhauer

How to Become a Functional Movement Guru in 40 Easy Steps – Bret Contreras

This is a truly great link that will help the average gym goer detect bullshit better. It seems technical, but it’s not. And if anyone catches me sounding like this please call me on it! Read on:

http://bretcontreras.com/how-to-become-a-functional-movement-guru-in-40-easy-steps/

“ Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. ” – Arthur Schopenhauer