Category Archives: Food miscellany

Med Diet in new type 2 diabetes appears to have benefits.

I am an open minded man. I don’t think diet is so important, except in patients who need diet management. Here’s an example.

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Babble on obesity

I know this for sure. Exercise is not the key to reducing problems with obesity, so I saw this stupid article and decided to put it up for your consideration.

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Resveratrol comes a cropper

So here I go again. I am an equal opportunity food and wine editor–Chianti and other red wines are not magic unless used to charm your beloved, certainly not like the health food nuts would claim.

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Let’s talk fat

Here is a discussion of obesity, a multifaceted and major problem.

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Food fetishist alert–go gluten free

We have all kinds of food nuts. I first was made aware of the gluten free fad when jail inmates started claiming they needed gluten free diets–their goal was a better menu. More fish, less baloney. Ain’t gonna happen.

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When even New Scientist dismisses an anti GMO study as previously discredited…

[New Scientist]

It’s back. A controversial study purporting to show that genetically modified food causes health problems was republished this week in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe (DOI: 10.1186/s12302-014-0014-5). It was retracted last year by Food and Chemical Toxicology, which published it in 2012.

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Processed red meat bad for your heart?

Research showing that high consumption of salami, ham, sausage and other processed red meats could give men greater chance of heart failure.  Is this an artifact of the statistics or is there an underlying cause? Continue reading

Fox drinks the Kool Aid

ACSH is shocked by the extremes of a Fox health column. Continue reading

A war I missed

Were you aware that there was a cheese war between the FDA and libs? Continue reading

Wheat got left out of the Green Revolution GMO project

I assumed that since corn and other field and row crops had benefited from new Genetic Modifications for pest resistance and drought resistance and production, that wheat was in the mix for GMO. Not so.

ACSH reports on a new effort by Wheat producers to push GM.

Good for them. Good for the poor of the world surviving on subsistence. Wheat provides a high percentage of nutrition, particularly in poor countries, Bread of Life ring a bell?

Yet another actual analysis of toxins in “local” food gardens shows bad stuff…

But since these are used by yuppies and hipsters, instead of them
getting shut down we get comments like this in the NY Post:
“No one has ever gotten sick that we know of,” noted Annie
Faulk, 66, who also tends the Sterling Garden patch…
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Humans Waste Food–Must be stopped.

Something must be done–expand the nanny state and stop food wastage.

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Food Fetishist Alert

I know how to get a certain group going–talk about eating healthy.

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Peanut Allergy prevention–Eat Peanuts during Pregnancy

A study that makes sense.

The concept is called desensitization.

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Holodomor in Cuba

The Holodomor was the famine imposed on the Ukraine by the criminal socialist butcher Stalin that killed millions, children and women starving in the streets, desperate cannibalism.

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Let’s talk some more Taubes

Some reacted negatively to my applause for Gary Taubes.

Let’s discuss.

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Media Food Panic

The Media, following the lead of the Public Health community, loves to create food anxiety.

Here are examples.

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Anti oxidant–Sound Good

Vit E bites the dust again.

I know there are those who still think Linus Pauling was right about Vit C.

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Better do _something_ with those cow farts.

Either release the methane into the air or burn it for energy. Otherwise…
(from the BBC):

German cows cause methane blast in Rasdorf, Germany

Methane gas released by dairy cows has caused an explosion in a cow shed in Germany, police said. The roof was damaged and one of the cows was injured in the blast in the central German town of Rasdorf. Continue reading

Canada has their nannystate folk, too. Bans… Ovaltine™ and other common foods

courtesy of the BBC:
“The owner of a British food shop in Canada says he has been ordered to stop selling Marmite, Ovaltine and Irn Bru because they contain illegal additives.

“Tony Badger, who owns Brit Foods in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, told local media that food safety officials had removed the foods from his shelves.  Continue reading