Just Say No To GMOs
“We have met the enemy, and he is us!” This quote from the famous comic strip Pogo is as applicable today as it was when it was written in 1971—particularly when it comes to the world of the very small, as we find new and better ways to pollute the microscopic environment, from creating dangerous mutations in microbes to altering the genes of our foods and animals.
Obesity is a Disease—Are Refined Carbohydrates the Cause?
Burn more calories than you eat, and you’ll lose fat. This belief, known as the calories-in calories-out theory, is an unquestioned principle of nutrition. We all buy it. And it makes sense—if we assume all calories behave the same in the body, or as the dietitians like to put it, “a calorie is a calorie,” whether it comes from fat or carbohydrate or whatever. The only problem with this seemingly sensible idea is, well, it’s not true.
Leery of Lactose? Facts & Fictions About Raw Milk
How many of those silly old wives' tales about your health do you still believe? If you swallow a watermelon seed, it will grow in your stomach. Going out in the rain will make you catch cold. And—pasteurized milk is safer and better for your health than raw milk.
Epigenetics, Processed Foods, and the Fate of the Human Race
DNA is destiny. If you, attended high school in the twentieth century, then you learned this old saw of genetics, which says the chances of developing a grave disease such as cancer or diabetes are dictated by the makeup of your genes.
Moreover, genetics says, the DNA you pass on to your children is set. Barring anything that might cause a mutation in the structure of your genes—like rummaging though a nuclear waste dump—what you do during your lifetime has no bearing on the genes you pass to the next generation.