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RHR: Heart Attacks and Red Meat—Correlation or Causation?

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People who eat red meat are engaging in unhealthy behaviors that have led to their gut flora being screwed up in the first place. Those could include eating fewer fruits and vegetables, eating less soluble fiber, fermentable fibers in general, eating more processed and refined flour, and eating more sugar and industrial seed oils. And wouldn’t you know it; we do have studies that show that the average person who eats more red meat—we’re not… Read More

RHR: How Shift Work Impacts Your Health—And What to Do About It

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Shift work is a really interesting topic.  I talked about it a little bit in my book, and it’s something that there’s a growing awareness of, thankfully.  Twenty percent now of the industrialized population around the world works beyond normal hours in various types of shift work or flexible work.  The days of just 9-to-5 work for everybody, if those days ever existed, are definitely gone, and this kind of shift work or flex-scheduling work… Read More

Does Avoiding The Sun Shorten Your Lifespan?

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A few weeks ago I was at a conference in Tuscon, Arizona. Two things really surprised me while I was there. First, quite a few people ordered egg-white omelets for breakfast. Huh? Didn’t they get the memo that dietary cholesterol doesn’t increase the risk of heart disease, or even raise blood cholesterol levels? Egg-white omelets are so 1995! Second, I noticed that a number of people were slathering themselves with sunscreen and wearing long sleeve… Read More

Is Refined Sugar Really Toxic?

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So far in this series, I’ve covered a variety of ‘alternative’ sweeteners: natural sweeteners like honey and stevia; artificial sweeteners like aspartame; and sugar alcohols like xylitol. But what about plain old white sugar? And what about the increasingly common industrial sweetener, high fructose corn syrup? These two get a pretty bad rap, even from mainstream media, and although much of their reputation is deserved, there are some misconceptions that I’d like to straighten out.… Read More

The Unbiased Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

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Artificial sweeteners continue to be a controversial public health issue, and the research keeps coming. In fact, a new study on artificial sweeteners and weight loss was just published on Monday, and the FDA approved a new artificial sweetener (advantame) last Wednesday. On one hand, many people are adamantly opposed to the use of artificial sweeteners because of the purported link with increased risk for cancer and other diseases. But on the other hand, artificial… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 29, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past This week, Mark Sisson wrote an article called “Why Some Sun Exposure Will Protect You from Deadly Skin Cancer” which described why the relationship between sun exposure and skin cancer is far more complex than you’ve been led to believe. In fact, much of the research covered in this article suggest that… Read More