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Petition To Overturn FDA’s Classification of ECigs as Tobacco

Sign it. Petition closes June 4, 2016

Read more about the issue here.  A new report released today from the Royal College of Physicians, Nicotine without smoke: tobacco harm reduction concludes that e-cigarettes are likely to be beneficial to UK public health. Smokers can therefore be reassured and encouraged to use them, and the public can be reassured that e-cigarettes are much safer than smoking.

My Results Using Turmeric / Curcumin

I’ve tried all sorts of supplements for all sorts of various reasons over the course of my life.  Out of all the supplements I’ve ever tried, I don’t think I’ve ever had one that actually made a radical difference in the way I feel. Until now. I have no agenda here.  I’m not getting paid…

Vegetarian Diet Raises Risk of Heart Disease And Cancer

The Daily Mail came out with a pretty outrageous headline today, claiming that a “vegetarian diet raises risk of heart disease and cancer.” So is this statement true? Not really. The headline is exceptionally misleading. It makes it sound like eating a vegetarian diet increases one’s absolute risk of cancer relative to eating a Standard American Diet (SAD),…

Unlimited Access To 47 Million Research Papers For Free

Apparently some enterprising pirates have figured out a way to host a repository of 47 million pirated research papers.  The website Sci-Hub has just come online, where one can find virtually any paper on any subject.  I just tried looking up some obscure papers written by Hannes Alfven back in the 80s.  To my surprise,…

Dr. Peter Attia: Hack, Liar and All Round Disgusting Individual

  Apparently Peter and his buddy Gary Taubes just love themselves some crappy pseudoscience. Both of them are funded by the Arnold Foundation, with substantial ties to animal agriculture industry lobbying.  Marion Nestle notes the Arnold’s working relationship with a National Restaurant Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association consultant. So let’s go over the bogus arguments in this…

Cancer Society Deleting Posts On Cancer and Diet

Well this is interesting.  I was doing some research on prostate cancer and ran across the American Cancer Society’s prostate cancer support forums.  I decided to search for any mention of the Dean Ornish study where he reversed prostate cancer in a group of patients by putting them on a vegan diet, along with an…