Category Archives: Food scares

Hard to guarantee “organic”

So organic foods aren’t so pristine–big deal, it’s still just food with a trace of chemicals, like the mainstream food.

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Glutenophobia critiqued at the NYT

Sometimes the stylish NYT takes down a myth.

I don’t trust em generally, however, on pretty much everything political.

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Dr. Schwartz on aspartame opponents–knock out

No cure for chemophobes, even if you win the argument, remember obsessive complusives need soemthing to fear and avoid–the world is a scary place.

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Sugar and Salt nannies are booted and spurred, prepared to ride us

Eric Hoffer was the most insightful of writers about true believer mass movements.

I stole the idea of the aggressive nanny meddling chattering oligarchs in the title from him.

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Risk Factors and preventive medicine delusions

Well I have been carrying around Ernest Curtis’s essay on risk factor medicine. Ernest is a cardiologist and cardiology actually is a place where risk factor medicine is well developed. I have pleased to say that Ernest thinks risk factor medicine is hocum and bunkum–I think it is too.

So I respond here to Ernest’s excellent discussion and try to offer some reasons why risk factor medicine has become such a big deal and dominates public policy discussions and patient education–public health people love to talk living healthy and such.

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One drop in 240 swimming pools is a worry?

Dr. Josh Bloom takes on the Environmental Working Group for trying to make a big deal out of a part per trillion and other pieces of pseudoscience.  Continue reading

I would like to stuff trans fats in a hole somewhere

These food fetishists just can’t stop, and they pay to create junk science to support their theories.
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