Critique Of NY Times’ Article About The Biggest Loser & Regaining Weight

A lengthy long form article from the NYTimes, titled “After The Biggest Loser, Their Bodies Fought To Regain Weight“, has gone viral with its underlying premise that weight loss is futile due to the struggle and eventual failure of people Continue reading Critique Of NY Times’ Article About The Biggest Loser & Regaining Weight

Short and Unpleasant | The 7 Minute Workout

Upper and Lower Body Exercises

Good article from the NY Times re putting into practice (via exercises) research about the efficacy of high intensity interval exercises in terms of metabolic advantage. The money quotes from the article, for couch potatoes and people who hate endurance exercises like Continue reading Short and Unpleasant | The 7 Minute Workout

Eat More Saturated Fat and Reduce Your Chance of Heart Disease (like the French)

Saturated fat

Years ago, 60 Minutes had a segment on a phenomena called the French Paradox to explain how the French eat a diet high in saturated fats (think of all the cream, cheese and butter they use in their dishes) yet enjoy one Continue reading Eat More Saturated Fat and Reduce Your Chance of Heart Disease (like the French)

Let Food Be Thy Medicine | Reversing Multiple Sclerosis

This video from TEDX featuring Dr. Terry Wahls made the rounds several months ago and is fascinating to watch.  The good doctor suffered from multiple sclerosis, an auto-immune disorder that attacks the brain and spinal cord.  The form Dr Wahls Continue reading Let Food Be Thy Medicine | Reversing Multiple Sclerosis

Why I Don’t Care About A High Total Cholesterol Number

High Cholesterol

The past couple of cholesterol posts were re-posts from Griff, a remarkable poster from Mark’s Daily Apple forums, who delved deep into existing research by reputable sources (check the end of this post for a references list) in order to Continue reading Why I Don’t Care About A High Total Cholesterol Number

How To Interpret Your Cholesterol Numbers Part II

Continuing with Griff’s excellent post: CHOLESTEROL RATIOS, AND WHY THEY’RE MORE IMPORTANT THAN TOTAL CHOLESTEROL There are three ratios that scientists have found which measure the impact of cholesterol in the body. These are the ratios between the total amount Continue reading How To Interpret Your Cholesterol Numbers Part II

The Devil’s Pills: Statins and their horrible side effects

A bit of an exaggeration, calling statins the devil’s pills, no?  Actually, that was what my mother considered them for the seven years she was on simvastatin Zucor, taking 10 mg of those hated pills diligently and daily, because that Continue reading The Devil’s Pills: Statins and their horrible side effects