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  • Nina Teicholz’ The Big Fat Surprise Denies Dietary Cholesterol Danger

    Cholesterol in our diet does not increase the dangerous cholesterol that clogs our arteries and exacerbates heart disease. So says Nina Teicholz in her book The Big Fat Surprise. According to her, we have been approaching the very real problem of heart attack risk from the wrong angle for many Read More

    • Martin
    • 27/07/2017
  • How Nina Teicholz Exposes Low-fat Diets in The Big Fat Surprise

    In Nina Teicholz’s book, The Big Fat Surprise, the surprise is that fat is actually good for us and carbohydrates are the culprits of many of our health issues. She explores this revelation by reviewing over 50 years of scientific and sometimes not-so-scientific studies on nutrition.   The idea that Read More

    • Martin
    • 25/07/2017
  • The Slick History of Vegetable Oil

    In her Wall Street Journal essay “The Questionable Link between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease,” Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise, says that our nation’s love affair with vegetable oils is the consequence of the advice that we’ve received on lowering our consumption of saturated fats.   It Read More

    • Martin
    • 21/07/2017
  • Fake News Isn’t New: The USDA Practiced with Low-Fat Recommendations Years Ago

    Fake news is everywhere. We have our president accusing nearly everyone of it, even when it comes from legitimate sources.   Then, there are the actual culprits – “news” sites generated by posers or just people who know how to set up a website that publish whatever it is they Read More

    • Martin
    • 20/07/2017
  • What We Don’t Know about Nutrition May Hurt Us

    For over 50 years, we have been told that a low-fat diet is the key to improving health, losing weight and preventing heart disease. Not so fast, says Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise. This information was not based on sound science and should not be taken without Read More

    • Martin
    • 20/07/2017
  • Looking at Habit-Kicking in a New Way

    I read an article in the Washington Post recently that was focused on spring cleaning. Ten different authors each wrote an article nominating something that we were all better off with. The content was great, and the idea of it was even greater. What if we looked at ways to Read More

    • Martin
    • 19/07/2017
  • The Inconspicuous Self-Help

    Self-help can be defined in so many ways. There are countless books out there about the next way to improve your appearance, your mind, your productivity – you name what you want to help about yourself, I guarantee there is a book about it.   Sometimes, however, self-help books aren’t Read More

    • Martin
    • 19/07/2017
  • Create Your Own Health Insurance

    People are an interesting breed. We pour money into insurance for our phones, our cars, our homes, our pets – and probably many things I can’t even fathom insurance being available for – but ironically, we don’t think about ways that we can create organic insurance for ourselves.   I’m Read More

    • Martin
    • 18/07/2017
  • My Low-Fat World Just Got Rocked

    I feel like I have been living under a rock for the past 15 years when it comes to my well-being and health. I’m a gym-goer, and I am also what I thought was health conscious. I love my strength and conditioning routine at the gym, and I fill my Read More

    • Martin
    • 12/07/2017
  • I’ll Take Whole, please

    Skim milk was my go-to drink as a kiddo. Though, I don’t think it did me much good. I drank the stuff every day, multiple times a day to make my bones grow stronger. The calcium is legit, for sure, but I think it was more of a refresher for Read More

    • Martin
    • 10/07/2017