The numbers are scary. Sitting really seems to be bad if the observational studies and meta analysis studies are to be believed. Sitting for lengthy periods of time contributes to all sorts of nasty diseases like cancers and heart disease. It’s a wonder I’ve reached this age at all! It […]
Why Is Fluoride Good for Teeth?
It’s well known that fluoride is good for teeth, that it stops or slows down tooth decay. How does it do that? This video explains the process by which fluorapatite is formed and remineralises the teeth. For a more detailed look, there’s also this technical article I found that’s worth […]
There’s more sugar in skim milk
If sugar is the new bad guy, taking over from fat, should we drink skim milk? If you take out the fat, everything left behind is more concentrated, so you get marginally more sugar per volume of liquid. I guess it really matters if you’re consuming liters and liters of […]
We Quit Sugar
Before I watched this video and looked up her name I had no idea who Sarah Wilson is but apparently she’s an advocate of eliminating sugar completely from your body. Ridiculous. It’s another quack diet. Eat everything in moderation and that includes sugar. Eat too much sugar and of course […]
Jeff, the diseased lung and hopefully new mascot of Marlboro. Thanks LWT.
How to improve your sleep in seconds….
In this post Richard Wiseman recommends reducing the use of screens late at night because of the blue light emitted by them as that can keep you awake for longer. I read books on my phone but I use Screen Filter To bring the brightness way down. Once I start […]
Creating narratives to stay sane
One of my favourite podcasts is You are not so smart and the Halo effect episode last month brings together parts of David McRaney’s books and previous shows in a very entertaining two and a half hours plus. Frankly, the halo effect scares the hell out of me. It’s impossible […]
Time to start walking again!
Christmas is over, back to school soon, time to start walking again! The researchers found that reducing daily physical activity for even a few days leads to decreases in the function of the inner lining of blood vessels in the legs of young, healthy subjects causing vascular dysfunction that can […]
Snake oil salesman pitches to Dragons Den
His magic water cures cancer and many other ailments. Sounds legit! Update! Steven Novella writes about The Miracle Cure for Everything in an excellent SBM piece. The reality check of science may be disappointing to our emotional desires, but at the same time it has given us the actual ability […]
Stories from a homeopathic manufacturing plant
Take this with a grain (or essence) of salt because it’s the Internet but some of these stories were too good to disappear.. I have worked at a homeopathic manufacturing plant. Yes, there is always a starting material, however sometimes it can get really shady. Homeopathics are regulated by the […]