I remember the fad of the record album of my college days that gave potheads- of which I was NOT one (really, ask anyone on my freshman floor) – a mellow thrill: recordings of the humpback whales. Stoned, they’d express youthful ‘wows’ as if the combination of science and THC took them to another level.Read More
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On Fatness, Genes and Real Life
A post-New Year article in Bloomberg Opinion addressed a topic that invariably arises in early January, in the US at least: how can I drop the holiday weight I’ve gained? It addressed the issue less from how to lose it than why some gain more of it. The article was based on the research of Dr.MaryRead More
Deflection Points: When Behavioral Eating Can Be Fatal!!!
How’s that for a headline? Grabs your attention, don’t it? But that’s how mass media, especially on line media, operates: it tries to grab eyeballs. Even researchers do so by titling their articles accordingly – either catchy, kitschy or catastrophically. But if you read them carefully, you will often see the big clue that it’sRead More
REAL News February 2018
February 2018 The Breakfast Debate, Part XXXX A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology confirms what your mom told you well before you could read: Eat your breakfast. Previous studies have suggested that breakfasters have lower rates of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and hypertension, as well as better glucoseRead More
Another Theory on Why Some Folks Are Obese?
Happy New Year! It’s that time of year when, again, so many of us promise that we’re going to shed excess weight by eating righter or better or less – nah, nobody actually commits to the latter – and exercise more. As a gym owner, you might think I would be one of those who’dRead More
REAL News August 2017
August 2017 Intelligent Training for Painful Muscles Believe it or not, scientists are still not sure what exactly causes musculoskeletal pain (MSP) from chronic use, overuse or abuse. A couple of Danish researchers propose a model that attempts to explain the source of such pains as are typically seen inRead More
Wedding Vows Include Extra Calories
An almost-comical truism comes to the forefront once again, with statistics that make you go “Duh!” Men, a recent study shows, and most likely women, gain weight when they marry, after they have kids, and often times lose some weight after divorce. Now don’t get me wrong: statistical analyses are the driving force behind manyRead More
Yo-Yo Dieting Isn’t All Bad If….
A recent article in the WaPo sent shivers down the spines of many dieters as it used valid, peer-reviewed research to back up its headline that yo-yo diets are counterproductive. But it only told part of the story. Essentially, referring to a few articles, the author noted that yo-yo diets often lead to a cycleRead More