29 November 2012

AGEs

With aging, our skin and other tissues (arteries and organs - heart, lungs, joints etc.) lose elasticity. In animals we can see clearly that the skin and muscle of old animals are stiffer that the tissues of the young ones.

27 November 2012

Bad Science


Here is an interview with Gary Taubes explaining why we came to believe the current dogma that obesity is caused by eating more and exercising less.

17 November 2012

Cholesterol and Saturated Fat Prevent Heart Disease - David Evans




















David Evans compiled a great reference book - Cholesterol and Saturated Fat Prevent Heart Disease - about the relationship of Saturated fat in the diet and heart disease, showing that there is no correlation between these two elements. The book contains 101 scientific papers (with the name of the authors and the year it has been published) showing that:

07 November 2012

Does Diet Coke make us Fat?

I have already written about the fattening properties of sugar. When we consume a sugary drink, our
blood glucose goes up, this induces insulin secretion from the pancreas, the insulin in turn will take the calories (glucose and fatty acid) from our bloodstream and store them in our fat tissues. The calories are not available anymore to fuel our daily activities, they are blocked by insulin. As a result, without adequate energy, we feel tired and hungry. We sit down in front of the TV and eat.

03 November 2012

Diabetes Related to Heart Disease

Metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance): is a combination of physiological disorders occurring together in obese, diabetic and heart disease patients.

01 November 2012

The Bigger Picture on Nutrition

"Believing that your hypothesis must be correct before all the evidence is gathered encourages you to interpret the evidence selectively. This is human nature. It is also precisely what the scientific method tries to avoid. It does so by requiring that scientists not just test their hypotheses, but try to prove them false."
                                                                                    - Gary Taubes