Month: March 2017


Food Facts Versus Fads “…Science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance.” –Hippocrates Science does not tell us how to put a plate of food together. Facts are a work in progress. There will always be new data providing new insight into details we were previously unaware of. The new conclusions we draw from the data (new and old combined) allows us to use that data for making decisions in our life, such as how to eat. The data by itself tells us nothing and leaves us with no guidance until we interpret it and test that interpretation for ourselves. When new data changes our interpretation, the old data is still valid; the new data has simply been added to it. The previous data is still fact, and new data is new facts to add to the old ones. Opinions or interpretations were never fact and never will be. Interpretations are the models we create in our heads to create a story of what the data means. The model then guides our decisions. If the model does not work, we go back to the data to see if we missed something, and researchers go back to the lab to collect more data to fill a gap in the model, sometimes recording data that uncovers the possibility of a completely new model. Models are temporary since they are...

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HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT AND BE SUPER HEALTHY WITH NUTRITION SCIENCE AND PSYCHOLOGY MARCH 9, 2017DANIEL ETH LEAVE A COMMENT     This is Tim. Tim wants to lose weight.   Tim also wants to live a long time, to feel energetic, and to be more attractive to women. Tim doesn’t know much about nutrition, but he does know that if he eats fewer calories than he burns, he will lose weight. He thinks of himself as a rational human being, in control of his actions. What he doesn’t realize is that he’s totally at the whims of Stronger...

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Under-feeding your exercise eats up muscle

Under-feeding your exercise eats up muscle published by drclyde on August 6, 2012 – 10:16pm Glycogen is the storage form of glucose in cells, with most of it in our liver and muscle. When glycogen is low (see figure B, from reference 1), there is an increase in adrenalin (to increase fat availability), cortisol (to break down muscle), and an increase in the rate of sugar uptake into cells. The opposites are true when glycogen in muscle is full (figure A). Cortisol and other signaling pathways lead to a loss of about 40 Calories worth of muscle protein during...

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