Some One Had Blunder’d

‘Forward, the Light Brigade!’ Was there a man dismay’d? Not tho’ the soldiers knew   Some one had blunder’d: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death   Rode the six hundred. –Alfred, Lord Tennyson Before we begin, calm yourself by watching […]

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Ours is But To Do Or Die

“Poirot,” I said. “I have been thinking.” “An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it.” –Agatha Christie In the last post we asked the question: WHY? Why so much sugar in a recipe when it wasn’t necessary for taste or texture? Today I have a new “why.” It comes from this article, a form of which […]

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The Wisdom of Crowds

Tom Naughton has put his recent speech at Springfield college up on Youtube. This is 45 minutes that are worth your time, as he explains how we went from a nation where people knew pretty much what to eat from experience and common wisdom, to one that is disgustingly fat and sick after The Anointed […]

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Holiday Decisions

Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time. ― Pericles Here’s hoping that none of you cared that I haven’t written another post till now, because you were so busy enjoying friends and family that you didn’t even notice! Let’s talk about sugar and holiday gorging eating. I had some people over for Christmas and […]

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Exercise

I believe that every human has a finite amount of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises. ― Neil Armstrong You probably know, if you read this blog, my basic stance on exercise. I’m agin’ it. Well, not totally against it. I’m just against what is in vogue today, […]

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Knowledge, Not Numbers

A good decision is based on knowledge, not numbers. –Plato In the previous post we discussed some important foundational ideas when talking about cholesterol. Today we’ll start going into all this just a bit deeper, starting with what all those numbers mean and why I say that your total cholesterol number is meaningless for you, […]

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The Earth is Flat and Cholesterol Will Kill You

In scientific subjects, the natural remedy for dogmatism has been found in research. –Ronald Fisher One of the most pervasive myths out there is that having high cholesterol will give you heart disease, and that eating cholesterol gives you high cholesterol. Like all good myths, there is a kernel–a small kernel–of truth to this. But […]

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