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The Zen of Cholesterol

by Denis Faye | May 27, 2011
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Ready to get your namaste on? Keeping in line with this week’s enlightenment theme, I gotta study and a Buddhist parable for y’all. First, the story: “A young widower, who loved his five year old son very much, w

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Diet Soda? Bad! Sloppy Activist Journalism? Worse!

by Denis Faye | February 17, 2011
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I’ve been spending a lot of time reading the Michael Pollan-endorsed Grist lately. It’s a (mostly) great activist blog with heaps of eye-opening commentary on our screwed-up food industry, among other things. Unfortuna

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Want better USDA Dietary Guidelines? Write ’em yourself.

by Denis Faye | February 11, 2011
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The USDA released its new Dietary Guidelines a couple weeks ago. They troubled me deeply because, well, I like them. That’s why it’s taken me so long to comment. One of the missions of this blog is to be the cynical fl

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Megadosing madness

by Denis Faye | January 28, 2011
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Here’s an interesting article at WebMD about overdoing vitamins and minerals. The basic upshot is that it is possible to overdose on vitamins when eating normal, healthy foods, but it’s hard work. A few rare cases in m

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Chicken McThrowdown!

by Denis Faye | August 10, 2010
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Okay, I know I should probably write about this new study showing that abdominal fat increases mortality rates, but as I look it over, two words come to mind: BORING! Hey, scientist guys, we get it, okay? It’s bad to have a

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Oprah’s goat gaff.

by Denis Faye | January 25, 2010
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I was hoping this would be one of my special, happy, upbeat posts today. Unfortunately, Oprah had other plans. When I caught wind that my favorite author, Michael Pollan, was going to be interviewed by the grand dame of television

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