The Nerd News Parade

Let’s slice up the “pizza-a-day” diet!

by Denis Faye | August 17, 2017

While few things are more commendable than a solid food challenge, nothing triggers my horse poop detector like this Mad Lib: “I’m going to eat [popular junk food] for [number over 30] days to prove [accepted nutrition belief]

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Is working out for weight loss a waste of time?

by Denis Faye | November 13, 2014

The New York Times took a swipe at exercise yesterday, claiming that it “may not” be effective in weight loss. The accusation, featured in the paper’s Well blog, stems from a recent study in The Journal of Str

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Fight the flu with fitness!

by Denis Faye | March 22, 2014

Usually, I’m all “blah, blah, blah, veggies, blah, blah, blah omega-3 fatty acids,” but today let’s shout-out to another mondo importanto aspecto of health: exercise.  A British survey shows that people w

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WHO’s new sugar rules, reviewed

by Denis Faye | March 7, 2014

The World Health Organization came out with new guidelines for free sugar consumption. Sort of. From their website: “WHO’s current recommendation, from 2002, is that sugars should make up less than 10% of total energy inta

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Do you like the FDA’s new proposed food labels? Let me answer that for you.

by Denis Faye | February 28, 2014

The FDA has proposed a complete makeover for nutrition labels. Hooray!  At the risk of supporting a government agency that usually frustrates the hell out of me, they’re pretty good recommendations–provided the food

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Wearable Coffee?

by Denis Faye | January 28, 2014

My faith in coffee can occasionally be problematic in the crowd I run with. I’m not talking about my cycling buddies, given not only the cultural connection between the bike and barista, but also the venté-sized amount of r

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More McDonald’s Misinformation

by Denis Faye | January 8, 2014

Before all you Ron McDirty fans out there start shouting from the rooftops about the high school science teacher who lost 37 pounds in three months eating only McDonald’s, here are a few things to keep in mind. He limited hi

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The FDA’s lame livestock antibiotics anti-recommendations

by Denis Faye | December 14, 2013

This weeks big non-news item comes courtesy of everyone’s favorite toothless watchdog, the FDA, who announced new recommendations regarding the use of antibiotics–and by “new” I mean “worthless.”

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Television you can taste?

by Denis Faye | November 29, 2013

Last night, millions of Americans porked out on enough Thanksgiving turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie to make an ancient Roman orgy look like fat camp. Today on Black Friday, those same overindulging souls have shifted from

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Puttin’ in the Ritz, eh?

by Denis Faye | November 20, 2013

Showing that America isn’t alone in its rampant nutritional stupidity, a Canadian mom violating Manitoba Government’s Early Learning and Child Care lunch regulations was fined $10 for not including a serving of grains

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