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Processed Meat Causes Cancer says WHO (World Health Organization)

So the WHO came out today saying that processed meat causes cancer.  The major media outlets have been acting as if this is some kind of shocking revelation.  They also said red meat “probably” causes cancer.  Really?  “Probably?” Cooked meat contains carcinogenic heterocyclic amines. Grilled meat contains carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. All meat contains carcinogenic bacterial endotoxins…

Tanning Salons Are Good For You?

Let’s start off by acknowledging one obvious fact.  Humans require sunlight to be healthy.  In the absence of supplementation, sunlight is required in order for humans to get vitamin D.  Humans have evolved to spend extended periods outdoors exposed to sunlight.  The only culture I’m aware of that has managed to survive extended periods without sunlight, yet…

Debunking Cowspiracy

I recently took the time to watch the documentary Cowspiracy on Netflix.  The documentary basically makes the case for doing away with animal husbandry because of its environmental impact.  One of the key points the documentary hammers on about is the impact animal husbandry has on global warming.  As many of you may already know, I…

Low Fat Diets Fueling The Obesity And Heart Disease Crisis?

Are low fat calorie restricted diets fueling the obesity epidemic and increased rates of heart disease?  That’s the claim put forth by a recent meta review in the journal OpenHeart.  The scientists state: Focusing on total energy consumed, as opposed to nutritional value, has been exploited by the food industry, which has added sugar to…

The Coolest Disability On The Planet

It’s called Williams Syndrome.  I heard this come up on an episode of House and it piqued my interest enough to dig a little deeper.  WS is a genetic disorder that’s inherited at birth. It’s caused by a lack of having a few specific genes.  The disorder leads to an elfin appearance and a below average…

Got Problems With Your Weight? Try Doing This For A Week

As my regular readers know, I’ve been eating a vegan diet for a while now because of the information I learned about the disease causing potential of animal products.  Further, research shows that vegans are the only group of people who have BMIs classified as being within the “normal” range.  There has also been recent…