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GRAS? Smoke It, Don't Eat It

(187) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 8:00 PM

"The dose determines the poison."
-- Paracelsus, 1537

Indeed, in high enough dose, anything can be a poison, and everything can kill you. Oxygen causes retinopathy; water causes seizures; iron causes liver damage; vitamin D causes calcification of the heart and kidneys. Nature, however, imposes limits on our ability...

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Still Believe 'A Calorie Is a Calorie'?

(570) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 4:02 PM

If you do, you fly in the face of mounting and incontrovertible evidence that some calories -- in particular, "sugar calories" -- are jeopardizing both your and your family's health. Physicians and politicians who cling to the dogma that "all calories should be treated equally" imperil our country's health care...

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Bring Back Home Ec -- and This Time, for Boys, Too!

(12) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 9:56 PM

In Contra Costa County, Calif., a high school student juices six oranges to make eight ounces of juice, downs it in 12 seconds flat, and says, "I'm hungry, what's for breakfast?" A second student cuts up six oranges, taking 15 minutes to eat five of them, and says, "I think...

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