February 2012

This doesn’t have much to do with health, nutrition, fitness or supps, but it did make me laugh! first name: Gxxxxxxxxxxe feedback: yes textfield3: Hi Buddy, This is Gxxxxxxxa, I went through your  site while surfing in Google, I am very much impressed with your site’s unique information’s, and We are pleased to inform you […]

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I don’t follow the NBA, but after watching Mavs owner Mark Cuban totally eviscerate yet-another-phony-health-bracelet-hustler in this “Shark Tank“ clip, I’m tempted to start! And Cuban is right: the whole “balance test” gimmick has been debunked so many times, it’s tough to believe that anyone would still be taken in by it. Ditto negative ion bracelets. What a crock! Go […]

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Is it possible that the suits at Nabisco/Kraft failed to realize what would happen when they sent Colbert that memo? The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive If this article in Adweek is anything to go on, the folks at Kraft appear to be rolling with the punches – […]

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Today, CBS News posted a short article on German dancer Dergin Tokmak… who is an amazing athlete! Stricken with polio as an infant, Tokmak is partially paralyzed from the waist down… but he’s a better dancer on crutches than even many pros with the full use of their legs are. I was both humbled and deeply impressed. Take a look: […]

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Walmart unveiled its new front-of-package logo earlier this month to help customers identify healthy food choices. The new green “Great For You” logo is currently being used only on store-label products & fresh fruits and veggies; but the company plans to make it available to other manufacturers whose products meet Walmart’s criteria. And – surprise, […]

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Seriously: here’s a link to “A Tale of Two Oz’s” at Dr. Freedhoff’s blog, “Weighty Matters.” Good stuff – I really can’t add anything to it. Dr. Freedhoff is dead right about the relative lack of studies on raspberry ketone for weight loss. Beyond the two “shaky” studies mentioned, there’s only industry-funded stuff like this. At this […]

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I’ve always been disgusted by the “Heart Attack Grill” – a theme restaurant that serves up grotesquely unhealthy food in an atmosphere that treats cardiovascular disease as a huuuuuge joke (see here and here for earlier posts on the subject). As such, it’s satisfying to see the owner, Jon Basso, struggling to cover his a** after a real-life customer suffered a […]

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A reader sent Paul a link to this article at SmarterTravel.com, about a pending ban on plastic water bottles at the Grand Canyon… Thirsty? Don’t count on quenching your thirst with water at the Grand Canyon, unless you’ve brought your own bottle. The National Park Service recently announced that it will be banning the sale of […]

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James Fell covers the topic in his latest “In Your Face Fitness” column for the LA Times. Voss and her team examined more than 100 studies on the topic and discovered some interesting things. Here’s one: The brain benefits of resistance training (such as lifting weights) seem to differ from those you get from aerobic […]

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The title of this post is a quote from superstar chef Alice Waters. I pulled it from a recent “Op-Doc” in the New York Times, “El Wingador,” created by independent filmmaker Errol Morris. Here’s the context: I have been fascinated by champion eaters for over 30 years. When I was in Berkeley, Calif., in the 1970s […]

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