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Ignorance Isn’t Wisdom

I work in the health/fitness community, so – naturally – I see the advice that various gurus/wannabe gurus give out.  While a lot of it is pretty basic and uncontroversial, one particular bit of diet-related “wisdom” really raises my blood pressure: “If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it.” Yes, I know it’s designed to put people off highly processed, faux/snack/junk foods, and as...

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“Whole Grain” Not the Whole Truth

Who hasn’t seen all the packages in the grocery store, emblazoned with the legend “Made With Whole Grains!” (or words to this effect). While I suppose it’s better than nothing, the fact remains that the words “whole grain” don’t necessarily translate to “healthy.” As Los Angeles Times reporter Jeannine Stein notes, often the addition of whole grains only makes an unhealthy product...

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Dangerous Minds

I wrote and published the following article in our newsletter a few weeks back. Because it addresses an important issue (one that keeps coming up over and over and OVER again), I thought it prudent to post it here as well. Hope you enjoy… Sometimes, a little flawed thinking can be dangerous. To illustrate what I’m talking about, let me provide an overview of a discussion I had with a visitor who was commenting on my review...

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