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Microwave food nutrition: Is microwaving food good or bad?

24th July 2010

At the end of last semester one of my students who took a job selling gas ovens told me that microwaving food destroys it’s nutritional value. I’ve been a bit scared of my microwave ever since because it kind of makes sense – I mean microwaves are unnatural so why wouldn’t I believe that they […]

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In defense of protein drinks

24th June 2010

This blog entry attacks the recent Consumer Reports article on protein drinks as “hack science”. I’m with him when he says the random PhD who said 5-9 grams of protein per hour is totally unqualified but when he says the tests should be totally ignored, I start to lose him. Why not use the tests […]

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EAS Myoplex and Cytosport Muscle Milk = arsenic, cadmium, lead poisoning?

3rd June 2010

Scary stuff from Consumer Reports where Myoplex had way too much arsenic and cadmium while Muscle Milk had way too much lead. Even ON (Optimum Nutrition) Gold Standard 100% whey which passed the test had some lead, some arsenic, and some cadmium. Not too much according to government standards but still isn’t anything too much? […]

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Vitamin D – helping the Chicago Blackhawks but is it helping us?

1st June 2010

Seems like many people are vitmin D deficient and have no idea. It hurts immune system functions and athletic performance. This article on the Chicago Blackhawks (who hopefully will continue to beat up on the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup finals) says vitamin D has made a big difference over there.

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Protein shake before or after cardio when cardio follows weightlifting?

11th April 2010

So we’ve all heard to do cardio after weightlifting to burn fat. We’ve all heard to drink a protein shake after lifting to build muscle. But what if we want to drink the protein shake to build muscle and do the cardio to lose fat? Two ways of looking at the problem: drink the shake […]

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Which supplement companies do you trust?

12th June 2009

This article on how many consumers are misled by supplement companies seems to be indirectly making two suggestions: 1. The author trusts Consumer Lab – they don’t test everything but they test some products and find ones that are dishonest about labeling or whatever. 2. The author trusts Dr. Scott Connely, inventor of MetRX. He […]

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Vitamins: struggling to make sense of the conflicting data

18th February 2009

This New York Times article has the story. Vitamins don’t help reduce the risk of cancer or heart disease, vitamin C feeds cancerous cells, etc. Scary stuff.

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PETA ad deemed too vulgar for Super Bowl

28th January 2009

Here is the PETA go vegetarian commercial that NBC would not air during the Super Bowl. Press “watch video now” to see the vegetarians have better sex commercial. After that you get some more reasons (including some health reasons) to be a vegetarian.

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66 kilograms

5th December 2008

I’m getting closer to my goal of 70 kilograms. A few years ago I was 59 kilograms and 23% bodyfat. I’m around 15% body fat now… My wife says my body looks better now than it did 7 years ago when we got married. That’s not saying much considering what kind of shape I was […]

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Where I buy supplements

23rd October 2008

I’ve tried a few sites but right now there is one I have used and will use again: A1 supplements. Here are a few links to products I buy so you can see how good their prices are. Animal Flex AEN IntrAbolic AEN IntraXcell SAN Infusion Just so you know, those are all affiliate links. […]

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