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Your Personal Affordable Care Act

  “This book is likely to offend almost everyone who opens it, and that fact alone might be the most important reason why you should read it.”…Reviewer Alan Cassels. Click … Continue reading

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Breaking News for Vik Khanna & Al Lewis

We’re here, we’re there, we’re everywhere. In fact, we cannot think of a single other recent issue on which a conservative publication (The Federalist) and liberal media outlets (NPR and … Continue reading

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NPR: You Don’t Need To Go Low-Carb To Burn Body Fat, Study Says

A very cool actual piece of science, instead of advice gleaned from an unreliable mish mash of observational studies and self reports. Scientists put people in need of weight loss … Continue reading

September 4, 2015

The Independent: How nutritionists may have gotten it wrong on skipping breakfast

The modern American nutrition establishment (defined loosely as the government, major health advocacy groups such as the heart association, cancer society, and various and sundry nutrition and dietetics groups, many … Continue reading

September 2, 2015

Exercising more may make you naturally crave a diet rich in fruits and vegetables – Quartz

Who knew? I certainly didn’t think much about the cause and effect described here, but it does make sense. If you are expending the physical, intellectual, and emotional energy to … Continue reading

August 30, 2015

Resisting Cancer | The Scientist Magazine®

Great article on how and why cancer happens. Written by one of the world’s experts on the genetics of cancer, the most striking take away is about how our bodies … Continue reading

August 28, 2015

Fitness fundamentals still challenge Americans, poll finds | Fox News

This is embarrassing. We’ve become a nation of incompetents. Despite an explosion of fitness advice from TV shows, blogs, books and online experts, a basic knowledge of health and exercise … Continue reading

August 25, 2015

Commercial ties fuel unnecessary, potentially harmful osteoporosis treatment

Our medical care industry is a viper’s nest of conflicts of interest and opacity, in which selling is far more important than helping or curing. What a shock. A complex web … Continue reading

August 21, 2015

Quality-Spending Interactive – The Commonwealth Fund

A very cool interactive tool from the Commonwealth Fund on the variations in spending and quality around the U.S. Sadly, people in my state, Missouri, spend more and get lower … Continue reading

August 18, 2015

Overhydration potentially deadly for athletes, experts warn: New guidelines: Athletes should drink only when thirsty — ScienceDaily

In keeping with our theme this week of hydration/dehydration, a warning actually worth paying attention to. It is possible to drink too much, especially during exercise when, not only do … Continue reading

August 14, 2015

No, kids are not dehydrated, and their water intake isn’t a crisis. | The Incidental Economist

A great take on a study released a few months ago, concluding that America’s kids are dehydrated. The report is utterly worthless. No matter what Michelle Obama says, there is … Continue reading

August 11, 2015

Mass Screening for Untreated Atrial Fibrillation

The medical care industry just cannot get enough screenings done to people, even though most rational thinkers on healthcare believe we are doing too much screening. In this study of … Continue reading

July 27, 2015

How Obesity Became a Disease – The Atlantic

An absolutely terrific article from The Atlantic on how obesity became a disease. It isn’t one, no matter what the AMA says. But, it is a massive money maker for … Continue reading

July 22, 2015

Great essay on gun control by David Hars

Great essay on gun control by David Harsanyi Gun Control: The Killer’s Best Friend http://ow.ly/PK55d

July 17, 2015
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