Health hoaxes you need to know

You can convince people of just about anything. A couple of my favorite health-for-dopes themes are in this article from Mic. It's stunning how many people still believe dietary fat, eaten in modest amounts, is bad for you. Nothing could…

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Simple Life Changes Can Prevent Heart Disease – New York Times

A very useful essay. Remember, too, that what is good for the heart is good for all other body systems as well. There are important lessons to be learned. These results should encourage us that genetics do not determine everything…

Free Yourself From the Soft Tyranny of Nutrition Studies

Great essay by Mike Riggs from Reason.com about why you should not believe nutrition studies, especially not anything trumpeted by the MSM as the latest greatest cure-all for whatever ails you. Most nutrition research is either pointless, biased, conflicted, or…

The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles – The New York Times

Excellent article by Gretchen Reynolds of the NY Times (one of the very few credible and thoughtful writers on physical training) about the cellular benefits of hard exercise. Her focus -- and the focus of the study she writes about…

High-intensity exercise delays Parkinson’s progression

More data about the benefits of exercise for staving off serious chronic disease, in this case Parkinson's, which affects about 1% of all adults over 60. Importantly, this was a randomized, controlled clinical trial and not a survey relying upon…