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RHR: A Beginner’s Guide to Scientific Research

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There is good research and there is bad research, and there’s a tremendous gulf between the two. It is possible to evaluate research based on its own merits and, with some training and some attention, to determine whether a study is a good study or a bad study and whether we can rely, therefore, on its conclusions.

RHR: All About Coffee

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The bulk of the research suggests that coffee consumption is beneficial, but as always, whether it works for you depends on a whole bunch of different individual factors. Find out what considerations you should keep in mind.

RHR: Is the Glycemic Index Useful?

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The idea behind the glycemic index is that we should focus on eating low glycemic index foods because they’re not going to raise our blood sugar and that will lead to better metabolic health. Find out the problems with this theory and what the research says.

RHR: The Pros and Cons of Juicing

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We’re not going to use the fact that our paleo ancestors weren’t juicing as a reason not to do it. So let’s talk a little bit about the pros and cons of juicing, and then I’ll give you my sense of the role that juicing might play in a paleo or nutrient-dense type of diet.

RHR: Chronic Fatigue—Treating the Cause Not the Symptoms

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Symptoms are important because they can give us clues to what the underlying mechanisms might be that are contributing to a health problem. However, if you focus on the underlying mechanisms and causes the symptoms tend to resolve on their own. When treating a nonspecific symptom like fatigue, you have to investigate all seven of the primary mechanisms that lead to disease.