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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…

Updated: Free Energy Is Here

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you may know that I’ve been following a company called Black Light Power (recently renamed to Brilliant Light Power) for many years now.  I’m convinced they have found a novel source of energy that will make it possible to power the world with nearly free unlimited clean energy, using…

Blood Test Results One Year Later After Going Vegan

I had a third round of blood tests done the other day, which provides for some interesting comparisons over the course of the past year.  I went vegan back in March of 2015, so now I have one blood test prior to going vegan, taken a few years ago, and two while eating a vegan diet.…