Category Archives: Stephen Sounds Off

Good news / bad news

Good news / bad news I think I’ll make this a regular Wednesday science news post. Starting with this week’s bad news: A gigantic 12.4 kilometer square slab of ice has broken off the Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland. To put that into perspective (for those who have visited NYC) imagine a sheet of ice as […]

More on the vegan protein debate

More on the vegan protein debate August 20, 2015 at 9:49am More utter nonsense about vegan protein, this time from Alternet.com, which reprinted an article from NaturalNews, one of the worst sources of health information on the internet. The author makes grossly inaccurate statements that only serve to mislead people considering a vegan diet. According […]

Important Update on Heartburn Drugs

Important Update on Heartburn Drugs You heard it first here on FaceBook! (Because I’m on the other side of the international date line) and the SE Asian and Australian news is abuzz with the latest bad news about Proton Pump Inhibitors; drugs taken by millions around the world for frequent heartburn. Actually, I predicted this […]

Cancer Prevention UPDATE

Cancer Prevention UPDATE I refuse to use the pharma-invented word, “chemoprevention” to describe natural means to reduce risk for cancer. In every letter I write in response to research showing the efficacy of plant compounds, I use the term “nutrioprevention.” Eventually, this will catch on. The latest nutrioprevention evidence comes from this month’s Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, which […]

Award Winning Best Selling Author

Stephen's favorite food is almonds

Announcement!  Hear All About it! BEST SELLING AUTHOR NEW BOOK ‘The Metabolic Makeover’ SEPARATES FACT FROM FAD Olympia, Washington……Best-selling author and world-renowned biochemist Stephen Cherniske, and double board-certified physician and wife, Dr. Natalie Kather, announce the launch of their new revolutionary book The Metabolic Makeover (March, 2014). The book outlines a proven, clinically-tested health plan […]

The FAT truth

Excess dietary fat

The FAT Truth That triple bacon cheeseburger will kill you, even if you are not obese. Turns out that adipose tissue (aka your fat tissue) is a dumping ground for excess dietary fat. OK no surprises there, but listen to this. Getting fatter is actually part of the body’s defense against unhealthy eating. Health risks […]

Please stop the Banana webaloney!

Stephen Cherniske speaks out on Banana Webalony

Please stop the Banana webaloney! I used to think all the ridiculous banana posters were coming from Chiquita Inc, Dole or United Fruit, but today, it’s coming from FoodMatters. And it seems to be getting worse. Of the 25 Powerful reasons to Eat Bananas, half are somewhat accurate and the rest are utter nonsense. I […]

Metabolic Hype. Part II

Stephen's favorite food is almonds

Metabolic Hype. Part II Most webaloney contains a smattering of good advice and a raft of utter nonsense. Yes, we should prevent dehydration by drinking pure water, but drinking “miracle” drinks will not improve your metabolic fitness. 1. Caffeine is not a metabolic “booster” except for the limited advantage it affords in endurance sports. In […]

Metabolic Hype. Part I

Metabolic Hype. Part I As a biochemist specializing in energy metabolism, and married to a board-certified physician specializing in women’s health, the daily barrage of articles, internet blogs and FaceBook posts relating to metabolism is starting to really chafe my fanny. If I see one more headline promising “10 easy ways to rev up your […]