Health-O-Rama

 Posted by on 27 March 2010 at 7:00 am  Health, Link-O-Rama
Mar 272010
 
  • First and foremost, Matt Stone gets a well-deserved spanking from Richard Nikoley for being not merely a turd, but a fat turd. Seriously, the dude has probably gained about 40 pounds of fat on his bogus “high everything diet.” (I comment on that — and the Objectivist virtue of justice — on today’s post to the Modern Paleo Blog.
  • Alternatives to BPA containers not easy for U.S. foodmakers to find. It’s interesting to read about the work going into solving the problem, but I wish that food manufacturers would be more open about what they’re doing. Go capitalism, go!
  • F.lux is a nifty little program for Mac or PC that “makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.” I rather like it: the computer screen seems easier on my eyes at night. Mostly though, I’ve experienced a dramatic improvement in the quality of my sleep over the past few weeks due to wearing a sleep mask. It blocks out all the small lights from various gadgets in our bedroom at night, and it allows me to sleep beyond daylight, if needed.
  • Michigan Governor Says “Go Vegan”. Ugh. We need a separation of food and state.
  • Speaking of vegans, here’s an interview ex-vegan Kaleigh Mason. I love her last answer.
  • Three killer posts on the metabolic advantage of low-carb from Dr. Eades: Thermodynamics and the metabolic advantage, AC Fat Loss Bible critique part II, and More on the thermodynamics of weight loss.
  • Dr. Kurt Harris has another post showing pretty remarkable damage to the heart in long-distance runners: Still Not Born to Run. It’s a follow-up to Cardio Causes Heart Disease. I wonder: (1) Is the damage done just by long-distance running alone? Or does the high-carb junk diet that most such runners eat also a factor, perhaps a major factor? And (2) What’s the dose-response curve here? Is some running beneficial — or is it all bad? I don’t think we’ve got answers to those questions … yet.
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