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    I heard an Aussie cattle farmer on the BBC World...

    I heard an Aussie cattle farmer on the BBC World Service responding to being questioned as whether he should shift to raising grains tell the questioner that not only was his land not suited to...
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    Actually growing grains and cereal crops kill...

    Actually growing grains and cereal crops kill more animals and insects than grazing cattle, sheep or pigs.

    Additionally, you can grow meat animals on land that's unsuited for arable agriculture:...
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    I don't think it's man-made. Yes, we create...

    I don't think it's man-made. Yes, we create micro-climates by using air conditioning (the heat removed from inside ends up outside), asphalt roads and parking lots heat up faster than fields and...
  4. Spaghetti Westerns are old hat. Now we have Cholesterol Westerns!

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326014.php


    Of course, they've got a vested interest in maintaining the cholesterol-CHD hypothesis. Otherwise they'd have no grant money and no journal...
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    There's some "interesting" editing going on at...

    There's some "interesting" editing going on at Wikipedia. Several right of center authors are having their wikpedia pages removed as being fake. They've even targeted the Baen publishing house --...
  6. Study shows how high glucose damages the vascular system

    https://www.news-medical.net/news/20190722/Study-shows-how-high-glucose-damages-the-vascular-system.aspx



    This is fascinating. And yet another reason to keep one's blood glucose low even for...
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    Censorship doesn't prevent people from...

    Censorship doesn't prevent people from "wrongthink" (to use a current term for dissenting opinions). It drives it underground. Now that the internet is pretty much ubiquitous, nothing posted is ever...
  8. Interesting article, that almost gets it right.

    https://undark.org/2019/07/18/science-of-eggs/

    It starts off well:

    Then ends up with the same old, same old:

    OK -- he's right on the avoiding processed food, but the rest of the...
  9. I just skimmed it, but this piece caught my eye:...

    I just skimmed it, but this piece caught my eye:

    Yep. It's those damned carbs again...
  10. They'll be sending Sleep Hygiene teams to your...

    They'll be sending Sleep Hygiene teams to your house to make sure you're asleep when you should be and shooting you full of sedatives if you're awake.
  11. BMI is a junk measure. There are a large number...

    BMI is a junk measure. There are a large number of very fit athletes -- weight lifters, US Football players,wrestlers, et al. -- as well as members of the military who are "overweight" according to...
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    It's taken years for me to figure out when I'm...

    It's taken years for me to figure out when I'm hungry and when I'm full, courtesy of 9 years of boarding school and having to eat everything on my plate whether I was hungry or not, liked whatever...
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    I can't see how that would be a struggle for me...

    I can't see how that would be a struggle for me either :)
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    85g per day? Well, that's the problem then....

    85g per day?

    Well, that's the problem then. It's not doing them any good because they don't eat enough of it.

    Thus sayeth the man who ate 170g of roast beef for lunch and 225g of grilled lamb...
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    Now there's a great "bait and switch". The...

    Now there's a great "bait and switch".

    The closest my red meat comes to being processed is getting ground into burgers. That's from a meat CSA which turns the "untidy" bits of their grassfed beef...
  16. Absolutely THD works for me -- and my CGM...

    Absolutely THD works for me -- and my CGM confirms that. I'm consistently in a pretty normal range (100 - 140 mg/dL or 5.4 - 7.3 mmol/L)

    With the CGM, if I'm curious as to how much any food will...
  17. More evidence that no best diet exists

    This came across my news feed today. It should be from the Captain Obvious department.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-the-best-diet-no-such-thing-2019-6

    Of course, it's not actually...
  18. Thanks Ted, Before Statins, the normal level...

    Thanks Ted,

    Before Statins, the normal level for total cholesterol was 240 - 280 mg/dL. I know this because my mother had high cholesterol back in the early 1970s -- total cholesterol of over 400...
  19. Deaths from falls in the elderly increasing.

    https://www.foxnews.com/health/deaths-from-falls-older-americans-are-rise



    I doubt if the increase is due to living longer, I suspect it's much more likely to be caused by over-medication....
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    Assuming that the climate actually changes the...

    Assuming that the climate actually changes the way the models say it will (which is a pretty huge assumption), while the current regions where coffee (or any other crop) grows might become...
  21. Finally -- someone* has realised that the best...

    Finally -- someone* has realised that the best way to treat an inability to metabolize glucose effectively is best treated by not ingesting glucose, rather than attempting to bully the body into...
  22. So now white meat is as bad as red for "artery-clogging saturated fats"

    https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ajcn/nqz035/5494812

    TL;DR -- all meat will raise your LDL level and you'll die.

    One of the problems with science in general and...
  23. Diet and Cancer. Another study we can probably ignore most of.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/22/health/diet-cancer-risk-study/index.html

    An estimated 80,110 new cancer cases among adults 20 and older in the United States in 2015 were attributable simply to...
  24. Thanks for the pictures Ted. I couldn't have...

    Thanks for the pictures Ted.

    I couldn't have been a participant in that study. First all that diet lemonade (with added fibre no less!!) would have given me a screaming headache. Secondly, the...
  25. Eating processed foods leads to weight gain... (Who knew??)

    https://www.businessinsider.com/how-processed-foods-lead-to-weight-gain-nih-study-2019-5

    It's only a small study -- 20 participants & 4 weeks -- but it was actually rather well constructed:

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