Category Archives: Webaloney

Good News / Bad news for Wednesday December 2, 2015

Good News / Bad news for Wednesday December 2, 2015 There is good news and bad news coming out of the Paris Climate Summit. The bad news is that global surface temperature has already risen more than 1° C. A 2° increase is generally considered to be the threshold of “dangerous” warming with global consequences. […]

Updated: Top 10 Worst Anti-Science Web Sites

The worst offending sites on the Internet for promoting bad misinformation.   by Brian Dunning Skeptoid Podcast #495 December 1, 201 You’ve seen it on Facebook or other places a million times: Someone makes some untrue medical or science or conspiracy claim, and to give it the appearance of authority, attach a web link to it. […]

Brain foods: the effects of nutrients on brain function

Brain foods: the effects of nutrients on brain function Fernando Gómez-Pinilla Author information ► Copyright and License information ► The publisher’s final edited version of this article is available at Nat Rev Neurosci See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Go to: Abstract It has long been suspected that the relative abundance of specific nutrients can affect cognitive […]

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 […]

Health Media Now- Dr. Natalie Kather & Stephen Cherniske- The Metabolic Makeover

Please join us today, July 15, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. PST and 7:00 p.m. EST with host Denise Messenger for a great show!  Our special guests are Dr. Natalie Kather and Stephen Cherniske.  We will be talking about their book, “The Metabolic Makeover”.  Dr. Kather received her medical degree from The University of Utah School […]

Clinical Update – Fat Burning Zone

Muffin top - The Metabolic Makeover

“I’ve been doing cardio level exercise for a month at the gym, and I just can’t lose this fat!” Mrs. V. was frustrated that her aggressive exercise approach had failed to reduce her belly fat. We performed VO2 max testing on her and she truly had been working out at a heart rate that was […]

Eat Smaller, More-Frequent Meals

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Eat Smaller, More-Frequent Meals Hunter/gatherers ate when they were hungry and stopped eating when their hunger was satisfied. This meant roughly 250 to 300 calories for an active tribesperson per meal; the amount we civilized folks normally consume before the entree. In reality, it takes a small quantity of food to satisfy hunger. If you […]

The carb conversation.

 The Carb Conversation. Let’s have it. It’s the giant elephant in the room. You know we need to talk about it but the truth might hurt a little. But, by a little, I mean a wee-wee-bit. Because really, how much is your health worth? Living a long, energized, healthy life is worth giving up a […]

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 […]