Death March

The sky is high, the clouds are pale, We watch the wild geese vanish southward. If we fail to reach the Great Wall we are not men. –Mao Zedong (Mount Liupan) Over the last few years I have heard and read a lot of people who insist that exercise is dependent upon carbohydrates to some […]

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Run For Your Life!

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.  ― Haruki Murakami No doubt many of you saw the headlines last week claiming that running five minutes a day could significantly lower a person’s risk of dying prematurely. Like me, I’m sure you were deeply excited by this. The articles have been more fascinating than the actual supposed […]

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More Stuff To Read

Thus it appears to be the necessary duty, and the interest of every person living, to improve his understanding, to inform his judgment, to treasure up useful knowledge, and to acquire the skill of good reasoning, as far as his station, capacity, and circumstances furnish him with proper means for it. –Isaac Watts There’s always […]

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The Hamster Wheel–Specifics

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no “I’ll start tomorrow.” Tomorrow is disease. – V.L. Allinear In the last post we talked about the book Body by Science. If you read it or are thinking about doing so, you might be left with one last question: “That all sounds great, and […]

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The Hamster Wheel

It is not by muscle, speed or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment. –Cicero A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the book Body by Science. When I first started eating differently, I followed the advice I still believe: eat right first. Then you’ll […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly II

I’ve always thought that explaining how science goes wrong is the best way to explain how science really works. There is a beauty in the clever ways that trials can be rigged by design, and it speaks to the reasons we do trials in the first place: because we want them to be fair test […]

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2 + 2 = 4ish

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. –Albert Einstein Anymore, I can’t resist the ads that pop up on my screen inviting me to investigate some surefire way to lose weight. I almost always know what I’ll find, and I’m always excited that it might be […]

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