Archive for category Science

A FB friend asked me to read one of Food Babe’s posts before discounting her–This is the result

In a conversation on Facebook, I was asked to read a post or two from Food Babe before categorically dismissing her. Since I’ve only really read snippets here and there before, I decided to drop my defenses a little and read one of her posts, but to actually look up all of the claims she […]

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The Truth about your contribution to Climate Change

I’ve got something that bugs me literally every time I see a post idolizing Elon Musk for doing something green or praising some idiotic law, and it’s simply this: 98% of all of this effort is for nothing. I’m not being pedantic, or speaking from emotion here; I’ve run the numbers, and what we are […]

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Great Article on Pain

This is especially interesting for those of you with chronic pain, but it’s applicable to everyone. Regardless, this is the best article I’ve read to date on the new findings in regards to pain research, and definitely worth the read. Exercise Biology

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Three Simple Rules of "Sensible Supplementation"

As is typical of Suppversity, this is an excellent writeup on how to evaluate supplements. Combine this philosophy with the info on examine.com, and you have a winning strategy. Three Simple Rules of “Sensible Supplementation”

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Full ROM = More Growth, More Strength, More Structural Changes & More Sustainable Gains & Fat Loss – Insights from Realistic 8 Weeks Leg Training + 4 Weeks Detraining – SuppVersity: Nutrition and Exercise Science for Everyone

This is an excellent review by SuppVersity of a study on squat depth which basically agrees with what I said back here: Squatting deeper allows you to get the same stimulus with less weight (or greater stimulus with the same weight), which allows you to grow more without placing more stress on your joints and […]

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(Bi)Weekly Science Roundup

Scientists eradicate lung cancer in mice by inhibiting a protein Skin cells from a primate used to create new brain cells Extinct frog from revived from DNA Possible way to slow down aging: SIRT1 activation Nano-scale flash memory Transistor small enough to monitor individual cells

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Study: Fish Oil increases lean mass, reduces fat mass and Cortisol

Effects of supplemental fish oil on resting metabolic rate, body composition, and salivary cortisol in healthy adults   This is a controlled study where one group was fed Safflower Oil and the other Fish Oil for six weeks while Cortisol, body fat, lean mass, and RMR were all tracked. The results were overwhelmingly positive and […]

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Tapped: A documentary about water that’s worth watching

A while back I watched Tapped, which is a documentary detailing the regulations that are enforced upon municipal tap water and, conversely, the complete lack of regulations surrounding bottled water. It also goes into some discussion of the chemical residue from the plastics the water is stored in, but the overall thrust was enough to […]

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(Bi)Weekly Science Roundup

Until my work life calms down a bit, I think bi-weekly posts are going to have to suffice. Here’s what I found interesting over the last few weeks: Scientists create chips that automatically and gracefully handle component level failures. Scientist load bee venom into specially designed nano-particles and assassinate HIV. This could lead to an […]

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Can CrossFit improve aerobic fitness and body composition?–Strength and Conditioning Research

This is an excellent study on CrossFit. The only thing I really dislike about it is that they confounded the results by switching the subjects diets prior to beginning the study. Otherwise, the methods and conclusions seem very solid. Here’s a brief summary (the emphasis is mine): CrossFit-style training can significantly improve maximal aerobic fitness […]

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