New Fasting Study Not So Fastinating

by Denis Faye | December 10, 2014

When people ask me about fasting–intermittent or other–I quote my friend Fred Nietzche who once said “Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker.” When they look at me like I’ve lost my marbles, I

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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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Reverse Racism in the Produce Section!

by Denis Faye | May 17, 2013

Purdue University held an incredibly bizarre roundtable recently called White Vegetables: A Forgotten Sources of Nutrients in which they defend fair-skinned produce such as potatoes, cauliflowers, turnips, onions, parsnips, mush

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A Leave of Absence

by Denis Faye | January 28, 2013

Dear Nerd Herd – You may have noticed that my postings have been sporadic over the last couple months. It’s time to come clean as to why. I’m collaborating on a really cool book project and it’s taking up

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Bad food makes some people fat! Whoa!

by Denis Faye | January 11, 2013

According to the Huffington Post, researchers out of UCLA have determined that genetics play a role in weight gain when you eat crappy foods.  In the study, funded by the National Institute of Health and appearing in the print ve

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American alcoholic consumption and other fairy tales

by Denis Faye | November 16, 2012

(Disclaimer: I’m going to talk about booze today. If you’re not into it, don’t stress. I agree that excessive alcohol consumption is bad, it’s a slippery slope, don’t drink and drive, mothers against

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A Salt and Sugar Video Chat, Cowboy Style

by Denis Faye | November 9, 2012

Video streaming by UstreamHowdy pilgrims! Here’s a somewhat entertaining video regarding the good, bad, and ugly sides of salt and sugar hosted by yours truly and Steve Edwards. As ubiquitous as this mineral (salt) and this

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Make Mine Movember!

by Denis Faye | November 7, 2012

It’s November, Nerd Herders– or, as I like to call it Movember. That’s right. I’m one of the hoard of hipster do-gooders who, come every autumn, add a little foliage to their upper lip and then solicit dona

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Exercise statistically good, I mean bad, for your brain!

by Denis Faye | October 29, 2012

We all know that exercise helps your mental healthishness but, how much physical activity, exactly, do you need to make your noggin happy? I could advise you to find out by listening to your body and picking up on its cues, but w

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Multivitamins: The Magic Anti-Cancer Pill?

by Denis Faye | October 18, 2012

Yesterday, for some reason, my email inbox lit up with folks asking for multivitamin recommendations. It was a welcome change from the usual offers of Nigerian Prince diamond fortunes and threats of paternity suits. (For the last

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