UFB.com 1, Proactol 0

Just thought I’d draw attention to the fact that Paul has updated his review on a fat loss supp called “Proactol.” It’s worth reading in full, if for no other reason than to see how low some supp company reps will go to suppress legitimate critiques of their products.  Fortunately, Paul isn’t easily intimidated. P.S. Speaking of […]

British Select Committee Delivers Verdict on Homeopathy

And it’s a definite thumbs down. According to the Guardian: Today the Science and Technology Select Committee delivered its verdict on homeopathy and it was devastating. The committee has called for the complete withdrawal of NHS funding and official licensing of homeopathy. This should come as no surprise to anyone who witnessed the almost farcical […]

“Zombie Facts”

This Q & A in the New York Times really made me sigh… Q. Must you eat fruit on an empty stomach, so it won’t mix with other foods and cause fermentation and rot? A. “The answer is a definite no,” said Dr. Mark Pochapin, director of the Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at NewYork-Presbyterian […]

4,038 Bowls of Ramen… and Counting

Ah, the weird things you find on the internet. Via BoingBoing.net: i-ramen.net is an amazingly meticulous web site that chronicles one man’s daily consumption of different kinds of instant noodles since 1997. It appears from the way they’re numbered that he is now on his 4,308th bowl. For each new type of instant noodle, he […]

49 Percent of US Food Dollars Spent in Restaurants

I read this in Jeannine Stein’s article on “Healthy Dining at Restaurants” in the LA Times just now, and couldn’t quite believe it… 49%??? But it really is what the American Restaurant Association claims: So here we are today … With 12.7 million employees, the restaurant industry is now the nation’s largest private-sector employer. In 2010, Americans are […]


I thought this was a fitting tribute to ButchBakery.com, the makers of “manly cupcakes for manly men.”

Can Green Tea Help Fight Eye Disease?

Very neat… if it works the same way in humans, that is. Scientists have confirmed that the healthful substances found in green tea — renowned for their powerful antioxidant and disease-fighting properties — do penetrate into tissues of the eye. Their new report, the first documenting how the lens, retina, and other eye tissues absorb […]

Cat Food

Every once in a while, I look in on the “Photoshop Phriday” feature over at SomethingAwful.com.  While some of the stuff posted can be crass and tasteless, there are often some laugh-out-loud funny items… like this pic, which I swiped from one of the “Magazine Mayhem” threads. At any rate, I couldn’t resist posting this, in light […]

Spin Cycle

I just stumbled over this article, “New Weight Loss Can Burn Caloric Equivalent to 20-Minute Walk” – and had to check it out. The exact mechanism of how spices work to influence metabolism still remains unclear, but studies suggest that they effectively increase body temperature thus making us burn more calories even without exercising. Now if […]

Jillian Michaels Sued for False Advertising

Two separate, but similar suits have been filed… A report from entertainment and celebrity justice website TMZ.Com details that the “Biggest Loser” trainer is facing two lawsuits filed on back-to-back days that are nearly identical, according to the report.   Jillian Michaels Sued – Biggest Loser Trainer Served Twice. The first lawsuit makes this claim: […]