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Diet Culture Exists to Fight Off the Fear of Death - The Atlantic. Knowing a thing means you don’t need to believe in it.

Diet Culture Exists to Fight Off the Fear of Death - The Atlantic

Whatever can be known, or proven by logic or evidence, doesn’t need to be taken on faith. Certain details of nutrition and the physiology of eating are known and knowable: the fact that humans require certain nutrients; the fact that our bodies convert food into energy and then into new flesh (and back to energy again when needed). But there are bigger questions that don’t have definitive answers, like what is the best diet for all people? 2016/10 [Legal Nomads] Learning to Cope With Chronic Pain. In 2013, I contracted a virus that I thought was the flu.

2016/10 [Legal Nomads] Learning to Cope With Chronic Pain

It ended up being dengue, sometimes referred to as “breakbone fever.” The nickname is a reference to the levels of pain some people experience when they are in dengue’s throes. I expected my symptoms to subside once the active infection went away. After all, friends who contracted dengue, sometimes multiple years in a row, seemed to return to a sense of normalcy. Instead, the joint pain remained, below the fever pitch of “breaking bones” but nowhere near my old self. 肩痛は、痛くない安全な「ネストラ式」簡単体操で効果的に改善! 肩の痛みを調べるわかりやすい『肩関節の徒手検査(テスト)法』まとめ. 2016/01 [Mailonline] Max Kirsten has stopped Adele and Ewan Mcgregor smoking but can he help me?

Max Kirsten is one of Britain's most eminent clinical hypnotherapists who has replaced Paul McKenna as the go-to man for celebrities struggling with their addictions, anxieties and phobias.

2016/01 [Mailonline] Max Kirsten has stopped Adele and Ewan Mcgregor smoking but can he help me?

Adele went to see him in August last year with a 20-a-day habit and a stark warning from doctors that it could very well end her career. After her session with Kirsten she packed up there and then. Ewan McGregor - a heavy smoker for years - said Kirsten made stopping seem 'effortless'. 2016/08 [NYtimes] Zika: The Millennials’ S.T.D.? 2016/07 [guardian] Allergic to life: the Arizona residents 'sensitive to the whole world' A lot of things caused Susie pain: scented products, pesticides, plastic, synthetic fabrics, smoke, electronic radiation – the list went on.

2016/07 [guardian] Allergic to life: the Arizona residents 'sensitive to the whole world'

Back in “the regular world”, car exhaust made her feel sick for days. Perfume gave her seizures. Then she uprooted to Snowflake, Arizona. 2015/02 飲酒で初期のがん組織を消去すべきMEOS系酵素がアルコール分解に使われ、がん組織が増えてしまう。 2016/10 [Tim Ferriss] #193: My Life Extension Pilgrimage To Easter Island - The Tim Ferriss Show. Elysium Health. Elysium Health is a dietary supplement company founded by biologist Leonard Guarente.

Elysium Health

In February 2015, they announced a product called Basis which they state will improve cellular health. The product contains nicotinamide riboside (NR), a precursor to NAD+, and pterostilbene, a polyphenol found in blueberries. The supplements are formulated based on chemicals shown to lengthen the lives of mice and worms in controlled laboratory environments.[1] The pill contains a chemical similar to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) used in metabolic reactions.[2] The product is not approved by the FDA and they are selling the product as a dietary supplement directly to consumers for $60 per month ($50 with a subscription).[3] 2016/08 Is Elysium Health’s Basis the Fountain of Youth? #elysium.

I recently received in the mail a small cardboard box, solidly constructed and colored a subtle metallic gray, from the future.

2016/08 Is Elysium Health’s Basis the Fountain of Youth? #elysium

ELYSIUM HEALTH was printed on it in white sans-serif capital letters. Inside, a smaller crisp white box, banded in blue and imprinted with a letterpress E, described its contents as “a daily health product designed to optimize and support your most critical metabolic systems,” including “DNA repair,” “Cellular detoxification,” “Energy production,” and “Protein function.” Within was an elegant pillbox containing 60 capsules. The technical language obscured an arresting truth: Basis, which I had ordered online without a prescription, paying $60 for a month’s supply, was either the most sophisticated fountain-of-youth scam ever to come to market or the first fountain-of-youth pill ever to work. 2016/07 [wired] The Weird Business Behind a Trendy “Anti-Aging” Pill #elysium.

A renowned MIT aging scientist as cofounder.

2016/07 [wired] The Weird Business Behind a Trendy “Anti-Aging” Pill #elysium

Not one, not two, but six Nobel prize laureates as scientific advisors. Oh, and a product that could just maybe help you stay feeling young. 2016/05 [BuzzFeed] The Anti-Aging Supplement Gold Mine #elysium. Life-Hacks of the Poor and Aimless. Late capitalism is like your love life: it looks a lot less bleak through an Instagram filter.

Life-Hacks of the Poor and Aimless

The slow collapse of the social contract is the backdrop for a modern mania for clean eating, healthy living, personal productivity, and “radical self-love”—the insistence that, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, we can achieve a meaningful existence by maintaining a positive outlook, following our bliss, and doing a few hamstring stretches as the planet burns. The more frightening the economic outlook and the more floodwaters rise, the more the public conversation is turning toward individual fulfillment as if in a desperate attempt to make us feel like we still have some control over our lives.

2016/05 [DailyMail] My diabetes was caused by my awful diet, admits Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks said he was an 'idiot' for eating unhealthily when he was youngHe revealed in 2013 that he had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetesThe Oscar-winning actor said he is part of the 'lazy' American generation By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 23:18 GMT, 16 May 2016 | Updated: 15:18 GMT, 17 May 2016.

2016/05 [DailyMail] My diabetes was caused by my awful diet, admits Tom Hanks

2016/04 [Guardian] The sugar conspiracy. Robert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist at the University of California who specialises in the treatment of childhood obesity.

2016/04 [Guardian] The sugar conspiracy

A 90-minute talk he gave in 2009, titled Sugar: The Bitter Truth, has now been viewed more than six million times on YouTube. In it, Lustig argues forcefully that fructose, a form of sugar ubiquitous in modern diets, is a “poison” culpable for America’s obesity epidemic. A year or so before the video was posted, Lustig gave a similar talk to a conference of biochemists in Adelaide, Australia.

Afterwards, a scientist in the audience approached him. 2013/07 [Huffpo] 10 Things You Don't Know About Sugar (And What You Don't Know Could Hurt You) Excessive sugar in the diet is not the best idea when it comes to healthy living. Nonetheless, few of us are consuming sugar in recommended moderate amounts and most of us are eating tons of it. In fact, worldwide we are consuming about 500 extra calories a day from sugar.

2016/04 [NPR] The Full-Fat Paradox: Dairy Fat Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk. There's a growing body of evidence challenging the notion that low-fat dairy is best. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images There's a growing body of evidence challenging the notion that low-fat dairy is best. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images If you melt at the creaminess of full-fat yogurt, read on. What Losing 110 Pounds REALLY Looks Like #refinery29. But, I did it. I walked out onto the dimly lit patio, naked, in public, for the first time in my adult life. To my dismay, it wasn't an "every-body" kind of spa.

Instead, I was surrounded by the types of people you'd expect to see in an advanced yoga class in LA. 2015/02 [Matter] There’s No Morality in Exercise: I’m a Fat Person Who Made a Successful Fitness App – Medium. There is a thing I feared when I started making a fitness app, and it was this: that someone would notice that I am fat. It's weird, really, because I mean: I am fat. It’s not something I can hide, unless I hide myself completely. So what was it I actually feared? I suppose it was that people would shout at me when they saw the Kickstarter video, that they'd write angry comments, or send me emails. Are You Consuming Your Coffee Correctly? Nice Guys Finish First.

Early Birds vs Night Owls. How To Fall Asleep Faster And Sleep Better - Tim Ferriss. Posted on December 26th, 2012 The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss Wine More than two glasses of wine within four hours of sleep decreases deep-wave sleep 20–50%. PODCAST: Tim Ferris’s tips on Hacking Your Sleep.