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There’s blood in the water….and the sharks are circling. Myself included. Finally the scientific community is waking up to the outrageous nonsense upon which Vani Hari, the “Food Babe,” has built an empire. Read More.
A documentary series on organic cosmetics. Includes an interview with Joe Schwarcz.
Kicking at the soapboax
The madness of the Food Babe--is it time to stand up to bullying quacks?
The Food Babe is full of….chemicals!
Yes she is! Thousands and thousands of them. Let’s just do a little experiment. Take a drop of her blood, or of course anyone else’s, and subject it to chemical analysis. Here’s just a small sampling of the compounds detected. Read More.
You Asked: How much salt is too much?
Reducing sodium intake has been a nutritional mantra for decades. We have repeatedly been told that cutting back on salt lowers blood pressure which in turn lowers the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Read More.
When protein is not protein
You need protein to build muscle. We have all heard that, probably as early as elementary school. And it is true. Muscle is mostly made of protein and its source is protein in the diet. But the route is not direct. Read More.
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Ice Cream & The War
During the Second World War, a psychiatrist concluded that ice cream were an effective treatment for combat fatigue. Ice cream, he said, reminded soldiers of home. In army camps it quickly became a staple at Sunday dinner and the Navy commissioned the first floating ice cream plant, a barge that produced 5100 gallons an hour. But airmen had to improvise. Some of these guys stationed in Britain placed ice cream mix in large cans in the tail gunner’s compartment of bombers where the plane’s vibrations and cold temperatures yielded a velvety product. According to legend, one of these clever chaps was Irv Robbins. And the rest, as they say, is history.
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