Nutrition

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Category archives for Nutrition

Day and night, the sun is something most of us take for granted. But on Respectful Insolence, disciples stare at it intently in order to gain its energy. Orac writes “sun gazers seem to think that mammals are like plants in possessing an ability to absorb energy directly from the sun”—and diehard gurus claim to…

Resolutions are one thing, but change doesn’t happen overnight. If you find yourself not living up to your goals, don’t put them off for another year; regardless of the date on the calendar, every day is a chance to get something right. There is a growing buzz here on ScienceBlogs about health and fitness, and…

Rawness versus Pasteurization

Although it is illegal to sell in most states, raw milk is gaining popularity as claims about its healthfulness multiply. Proponents of raw say the heat of pasteurization destroys beneficial enzymes and probiotic bacteria, while homogenization damages the natural structure of milk. Sharon Astyk drinks raw milk on Casaubon’s Book, but only from animals she…

Food for Thought

‘Tis the season, time for many of us to eat as much as we swore we wouldn’t. But before you cozy up beside the fire with a pound of chocolates and a quart of egg nog, see if these articles won’t sate your appetite. First, on Casaubon’s Book, Sharon Astyk cites a recent statistic that…

The Buzz: Eating Your Words

We often hear that “you are what you eat,” but the relationship between what goes in our bodies and what our bodies make of it is really quite complex. On Respectful Insolence, Orac laments that “diet does not have nearly as large an effect as we had hoped” on the prevention of cancer, and that…