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  • Saturday Stories: Canada's Genocide, The Immortal Susan Potter, And The Women's March By Weighty Matters   -   Dec 15, 2018

    SATURDAY STORIES: CANADA'S GENOCIDE, THE IMMORTAL SUSAN POTTER, AND THE WOMEN'S MARCH

    Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann, in The Conversation, on Canada's Genocide and the case of the Ahiarmiut. Cathy Newman, in National Geographic,...

    Brain, Alcohol, Saturday Stories
  • The False Dichotomy Between Food Calories and Food Quality By Weighty Matters   -   Dec 12, 2018

    THE FALSE DICHOTOMY BETWEEN FOOD CALORIES AND FOOD QUALITY

    As has been my tradition, in December I repost old favourites from years gone by. This year am looking back to 2015. I come across...

    Food, Digestion
  • 10 Easy Ways to Save Your Money and Improve Your Health in 2019 By Weighty Matters   -   Dec 10, 2018

    10 EASY WAYS TO SAVE YOUR MONEY AND IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH IN 2019

    As has been my tradition, in December I repost old favourites from years gone by. This year am looking back to 2015. Who wouldn't want...

    Vitamins, Sport, Food
  • Saturday Stories: Personalized Medicine's Pitfalls, Tribes Over Truths, And Lakewood's Trouble By Weighty Matters   -   Dec 8, 2018

    SATURDAY STORIES: PERSONALIZED MEDICINE'S PITFALLS, TRIBES OVER TRUTHS, AND LAKEWOOD'S TROUBLE

    Stephen Senn, in Nature, on the statistical pitfalls of personalized medicine Dan M. Kahan, in Scientific American, on why smart people...

    Diet, Brain, Alcohol, Saturday Stories
  • Why I Resigned My Membership In The Obesity Society By Weighty Matters   -   Dec 5, 2018

    WHY I RESIGNED MY MEMBERSHIP IN THE OBESITY SOCIETY

    As has been my tradition, in December I repost old favourites from years gone by. This year am looking back to 2015. For those of you...

    Obesity, Big Food, Big Tobacco Playbook
  • What I Learned When I Actually Read That Prominent School Chocolate Milk Study By Weighty Matters   -   Dec 3, 2018

    WHAT I LEARNED WHEN I ACTUALLY READ THAT PROMINENT SCHOOL CHOCOLATE MILK STUDY

    As has been my tradition, in December I repost old favourites from years gone by. This year am looking back to 2015. I was amazed by...

    children, Milk, Research
  • Saturday Stories: The Death Of Family Medicine, Brain Terrorism, Alcohol, and A Final Movember Update By Weighty Matters   -   Dec 1, 2018

    SATURDAY STORIES: THE DEATH OF FAMILY MEDICINE, BRAIN TERRORISM, ALCOHOL, AND A FINAL MOVEMBER UPDATE

    Physician Frank Warsh, in his blog, writes about " the death of family medicine ", and though there are definitely those who don't...

    Neurology, Alcohol, Brain, Face, Saturday Stories
  • Call For Help Part 2: Are You Currently On A Diet? Can You Take 2 Minutes To Complete A VERY Short Survey About It? By Weighty Matters   -   Nov 28, 2018

    CALL FOR HELP PART 2: ARE YOU CURRENTLY ON A DIET? CAN YOU TAKE 2 MINUTES TO COMPLETE A VERY SHORT SURVEY ABOUT IT?

    Today's survey is a followup to the one we sent out a few months ago. Since then we tweaked it on the advice of both those of you who...

    Diet, Diets, Research
  • Once Again I'll Ask, Where The Hell Is Canada's New Food Guide? By Weighty Matters   -   Nov 26, 2018

    ONCE AGAIN I'LL ASK, WHERE THE HELL IS CANADA'S NEW FOOD GUIDE?

    This post was first published back in June. Since then, still no Food Guide, as well as the real possibility that not releasing the...

    Food, Canada's Food Guide, Government, Health Canada, Juice, Sugar
  • Saturday Stories: Juice, George Soros, Death, and a Movember Update By Weighty Matters   -   Nov 24, 2018

    SATURDAY STORIES: JUICE, GEORGE SOROS, DEATH, AND A MOVEMBER UPDATE

    Ann Hui, in The Globe And Mail, with a great case study on how the food industry works by way of the machinations of Big Juice and...

    Food, Saturday Stories
  • Yes, Current Evidence Still Suggests That Replacing Saturated Fat With Unsaturated Fat Is Good For You By Weighty Matters   -   Nov 21, 2018

    YES, CURRENT EVIDENCE STILL SUGGESTS THAT REPLACING SATURATED FAT WITH UNSATURATED FAT IS GOOD FOR YOU

    I was somewhat disheartened the other day when in response to my post about the only 48 words of health advice you'll ever need that...

    Diet, Research
  • The Only 46 Words Of Health Advice You'll Ever Need By Weighty Matters   -   Nov 19, 2018

    THE ONLY 46 WORDS OF HEALTH ADVICE YOU'LL EVER NEED

    [I was reminded of this piece, first published in 2015, by someone on Twitter, and given the volume of the diet wars these days, thought...

    Food, Sleep, Diet, Alcohol
  • Saturday Stories: That Low-Carb Diet Study, Medical Conflicts Of Interest, Suicidal Help, And A Movember Update By Weighty Matters   -   Nov 17, 2018

    SATURDAY STORIES: THAT LOW-CARB DIET STUDY, MEDICAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, SUICIDAL HELP, AND A MOVEMBER UPDATE

    Julia Belluz, in Vox, with the best coverage of that new low-carb diet study that has everyone talking . John Mandrola, in Medscape,...

    Diet, Saturday Stories
  • It Takes the Former Global Senior Director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute Just 42s To Summarize Why You Almost Certainly Don't Need Sports Drinks By Weighty Matters   -   Nov 12, 2018

    IT TAKES THE FORMER GLOBAL SENIOR DIRECTOR OF THE GATORADE SPORTS SCIENCE INSTITUTE JUST 42S TO SUMMARIZE WHY YOU ALMOST CERTAINLY DON'T NEED SPORTS DRINKS

    I caught this video a week or so ago. It features one of the world's most prominent sports nutrition scientists, Asker Jeukendrup,...

    Sport, Senior, Nutrition, Exercise, Sugar
  • Saturday Stories: On Anne Frank, The Hero Chiune Sugihara, Post-Antibiotics, And A Movember Update By Weighty Matters   -   Nov 10, 2018

    SATURDAY STORIES: ON ANNE FRANK, THE HERO CHIUNE SUGIHARA, POST-ANTIBIOTICS, AND A MOVEMBER UPDATE

    Dana Horn, in the Smithsonian Magazine, with an important read on Anne Frank and what might have been had she not been murdered . David...

    Saturday Stories
  • A Personal Request For Help By Weighty Matters   -   Nov 5, 2018

    A PERSONAL REQUEST FOR HELP

    And so it begins . This month I pledge to grow my something of a Pedro Pascal inspired lip-terpillar in the name of raising awareness...

    Prostate, Lips, Regard, Cancer
  • Saturday Stories: American Yahrzeit, Butter Nonsense, and Vitalistic Chiropractors By Weighty Matters   -   Nov 3, 2018

    SATURDAY STORIES: AMERICAN YAHRZEIT, BUTTER NONSENSE, AND VITALISTIC CHIROPRACTORS

    Alana Newhouse, in Tablet, with her post Pittsburgh's synagogue massacre reflections on what needs to be America's Yahrzeit . Sarah...

    Food, Cholesterol, Saturday Stories
  • Book Review: Marion Nestle's Unsavory Truth By Weighty Matters   -   Oct 30, 2018

    BOOK REVIEW: MARION NESTLE'S UNSAVORY TRUTH

    But first, definitely a disclosure. It was reading Marion's 2002 Food Politics that started me on my own path of nutrition related...

    Nutrition, Food, Big Food, Big Tobacco Playbook, Book Review
  • My Kids Are Going Trick Or Treating And So Should Yours By Weighty Matters   -   Oct 29, 2018

    MY KIDS ARE GOING TRICK OR TREATING AND SO SHOULD YOURS

    (A variation of this post was first published October 24th, 2013) It's coming. And I'm not really all that worried. At least not about...

    Food, children, Sugar
  • Saturday Stories: College Reunions, George Soroses, and Runaway Trains By Weighty Matters   -   Oct 27, 2018

    SATURDAY STORIES: COLLEGE REUNIONS, GEORGE SOROSES, AND RUNAWAY TRAINS

    Deborah Copaken, in The Atlantic, on what her 30th year College reunion taught her about life . Spencer Ackerman, in The Daily Beast,...

    Saturday Stories