Video: Gary Taubes on “Big Fat Lies”

Posted on Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Award-winning science journalist Gary Tabues interrogates the conventional wisdom about weight, diet and exercise – the caloric theory of obesity – in this talk given at Stevens Institute of Technology.     For more info: What If It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie? (NY Times Magazine) Good Calories, Bad Calories

Follow-Up: CA Bills to Ban BPA and PFOA Rejected

Posted on Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Via Enviroblog: Despite numerous health and consumer safety concerns, California lawmakers fell under the lobbying influence of the chemical industry and rejected the two bills that would ban chemicals from baby bottles, food containers and microwave popcorn bags. The two measures, Senate Bill 1713 by Sen. Carole Migden, D-San Francisco, and Senate Bill 1313, by […]

Recommended Reading: Mind and Brain Power Edition

Posted on Monday, August 18th, 2008

Peta-de-Aztlan/Flickr Sleep on It: How Snoozing Makes You Smarter (SciAm) Sometimes when facing a dilemma, we decide to “sleep on the problem,” believing that a solution may appear to us once we’re rested and refreshed, almost as if by magic. Now science is showing how that “magic” works – or rather, how the brain works […]

Eminently Quotable: Mark Twain

Posted on Monday, August 18th, 2008

“The power which a man’s imagination has over his body to heal it or make it sick is a force which none of us is born without. The first man had it, the last one will possess it.”

A Site We Like: Well Being Journal

Posted on Friday, August 15th, 2008

The Well Being Journal is the online home of the bimonthly publication of the same name, offering a nice selection of articles from the print version. The journal’s mission statement speaks for itself: The Journal has published, since 1992, new research substantiating the roles of proper nutrition and nutritional supplements, traditional medicines, such as herbal, […]

Quick Links: BPA, Energy Drinks, Mercury Fillings, Rethinking “Healthy Weight” & More

Posted on Friday, August 15th, 2008

BPA Ban Under Consideration in California (NewsInferno) The Associated Press is reporting that in response to consumer concerns, California may be the first to implement statewide restrictions on Bisphenol A—BPA—an estrogen mimicking chemical that has been hotly debated in recent months over its presence in plastic baby bottles and infant formula cans. At least 11 […]

Video: Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted on Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

As part of the “UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public” series, Beverly Burns of UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine discusses traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture, meridians and chi.  

To Bleach His Own: Retail Tooth Whitening

Posted on Monday, August 11th, 2008

You’re going to the mall. You need some new shoes, say, or a gift for a friend’s birthday, or maybe…get some cosmetic dentistry done?   Strolling through the Riverchase Galleria you may be tempted by a  number of impulse purchases. Here’s one right here; a cosmetic teeth whitening kiosk to brighten your smile in just […]

Stat!: Who Do You Trust for Health Information?

Posted on Monday, August 11th, 2008

Percent of Americans who say they’re most apt to trust their primary health care provider for advice on dealing with a serious medical condition: 67 Percent who most trust the government or nonprofit organizations: 1 Who trust media outlets: 1 Who trust the drug companies: 1   Source Envison Solutions Insight Report: Trust & the […]

Boosting Performance through Proper Jaw Alignment

Posted on Friday, August 8th, 2008

greggoconnell/flickr From the Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville): There’s a new performance-enhancer coming to professional and amateur locker rooms. It’s not a pill, won’t fit in a syringe and can’t be blended into a shake or smoothie. Plus, it’s legal. It might sound ridiculous that a mouthguard could make a significant difference in performance, but the makers […]

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