Author Archives: The Metabolic Makeover

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. […]

Bad News Good News

This week’s Bad News Good News STEPHEN CHERNISKE·WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015 As you probably know, there is a worldwide epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD), caused primarily by high blood pressure and diabetes. Now there is a related factor. A study published in the journal Hypertension found that people using NSAIDS (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) were […]

Everything You Need to Know About Food Labels

Everything You Need to Know About Food Labels http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/nutrition/advice/a4753/everything-you-need-to-know-about-food-labels-106833/ It’s hard to remember a time when those “Nutrition Facts” labels weren’t plastered on everything, but it wasn’t until the 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act that it became mandatory for most packaged foods to have them. (Some that aren’t: foods sold in bulk, raw fruit, […]

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 […]

The Front Lines of the Sugar war

The Front Lines of the Sugar war Can you believe that William Dufty’s landmark book, Sugar Blues, became a best-seller in 1975?  Since 1996, my books have sold more than a million copies, each one describing the metabolic disaster that sugar represents. And if the science is not compelling enough, I try to stimulate outrage by […]

The MTHFR brouhaha

The MTHFR brouhaha This has gone far enough. The benefit and activity of folic acid / folate progresses through a metabolic pathway known as the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) pathway. Mutations occur in this gene, which are passed from parent to offspring. If you inherited one mutated gene, you are heterozygous for the MTHFR defect. This altered gene is called […]

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 […]