Nutrition: the Emperor has no clothes | Meaningness More than a quarter century ago, in “Perfection Salad,” I wrote: “It now seems ludicrous that science should have much to say about cooking… cooking is slowly recovering from ‘domestic science’.” In the 2014 epilogue, I asked: “Has food recovered from domestic science?” “Domestic science” was rebranded as “nutrition science,” with all the same pathologies. Food, eternalism, scientism, and pseudoscience Nutrition ideologies rest on the eternalist ploy I call “wistful certainty”: There must be a correct diet; there must be a rational way to discover it There’s no reason to believe either of those; indeed, there’s strong evidence against each of them. This ploy underlies both obviously silly New Age nutrition pseudoscience and authoritative state-endorsed nutrition pseudoscience. What makes you call nutrition “pseudoscience?” Nutrition has made no progress. Nutrition is now both scientism and pseudoscience. My point is not that nutrition is bad science. In the aftermath of failure
Alzheimer's and an Arrant Protein (What's the connection?) Sorry..Long - Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Message Board Dear Natural 4U Thank you so much for your comments. It is a blessing to me to finally know that I am not nuts, and that I am validated in some way that Scarpies in sheep and Mad Cow disease and those holes in the brains of those cannibals and in Alzheimer's patients, are somehow all related. You say that you are not a "victim yet". The anger that I feel is from the very fact that I do understand. Do you think that this anomoly is restricted to Alzheimer's? Now the point of this little story. So, here I sit. I commend you for your research. If our children, grandchildren and their children are to be protected from many of these heartbreaking diseases, then the world has to change. If you want to know who is the next victim.....Look in the mirror If you want to know who's to blame......Look in the mirror. When we quit buying the garbage....It'll stop being jammed down our throats. Or, maybe our children's children will have the brains to.
Your personal homepage The test assessed a person's reaction time while also looking for erratic answering patterns, and it raised a red flag for those who an MRI scan later found to have dementia-related brain lesions. Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have been able to use a computer-based test to gauge a person’s brain health, according to a new study. "Although we cannot be certain that these middle-aged people will go on to get dementia, the results are important for several reasons," News.com.au quoted professor David Bunce as saying. “Although the presence of the lesions was confirmed through MRI scans, we were able to predict those persons who had them through very simple-to-administer tests," he added. The research took in almost 430 men and women, aged 44 to 48 and many based in the Canberra area, and less than 10% were found to have the lesions. It was very low cost and could be performed during a standard doctor's check-up.
7 Proven Chlorella Benefits and Side Effects (#2 is Best) Are you looking for an all-natural supplement that boosts your energy, supports fat loss and helps detox heavy metals like lead and mercury from your body? If so, a freshwater algae called Chlorella can help. Native to Taiwan and Japan, this super food is rich with phytonutrients including amino acids, chlorophyll, beta-carotene, potassium, phosphorous, biotin, magnesium and the B-complex vitamins. Chlorella is a blue-green algae like it’s cousin to spirulina and we compare the nutrients of these superfoods later in the article. Studies have shown that Chlorella benefits the entire body by supporting healthy hormonal function, good cardiovascular health, helps to negate the effects of chemotherapy and radiation, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, and aids in the detoxification of our bodies. The rich green color comes from the high concentration of chlorophyll. While juicing is another option, the time involved is simply too much for most people. Chlorella Nutrition Facts •Protein 16g
How My New Favorite Game Can Prevent Alzheimer's And Save The World Last week I was introduced to an intriguing little brain game that could very well prevent Alzheimer's disease, with the nice side effect of helping to save the world. The game was demonstrated no less than three times by a commenter on a previous article reading between the lines of some recent science-related news. What is this new Alzheimer's-busting miracle brain game? Do you see what Hank did there? Got the game yet? Confirmation of preexisting beliefs is mentally rewarding. Another example: Some scientists think growing genetically modified salmon would cause net harm to ecosystems if not done right, so we should never allow any GMO fish. Of course, you won't end up changing your viewpoint every time you play our game, nor should you. If you want to put rules to the game, try this. And as for saving the world? ------------------------------------------------------------*Caveats: This study has one of those correlation/causation issues. ***No, really.
Controlling Computers with Your Mind November 8, 2010 Scientists used a brain-computer interface to show how the activity of just a few brain cells can control the display of pictures on a computer screen. The finding sheds light on how single brain cells contribute to attention and conscious thought. Patients were asked to focus on 1 of 2 superimposed images, here of Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe. Researchers have been making great progress in developing brain-computer interfaces—devices that let a person's thoughts guide the actions of a computer. A team of scientists led by Dr. The scientists recruited 12 patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. In a previous study, the researchers found that individual brain cells respond more strongly to certain images than to others. For this study, the scientists first identified neurons in each person that responded selectively to 4 different images. The results appeared in the October 28, 2010, issue of Nature.
What Eating Just One Ounce of Coconut Oil Per Day Does To Your Weight Over A Period Of Time Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can actually be classified as a super food. There is such a hype surrounding the product that it really makes you wonder what the sudden ubiquitous of this tropical plant is all about. It contains a unique combination of fatty acids with powerful medicinal properties Coconut oil contains what is known as medium chain fatty triglycerides, which are fatty acids of a medium length. Most are considered to be long-chain in fatty acids, but coconut oil is metabolized differently. Places that eat coconut oil are considered to be the healthiest on the planet Coconut oil is still considered to be an exotic food in our Western Society, primarily consumed by health conscious people. Helps to control weight One 2009 Study looked at the weight loss link between consumption of coconut oil and found that it reduced abdominal obesity. Good Source of Lauric Acid The lauric acid in coconut oil can kill bacteria, viruses, fungi, and help stave off infections. Sources:
New Alzheimer's Prevention Efforts, And Non-Drug Treatments, Featured At 25th Conference Of Alzheimer's Disease International LONDON, March 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Beneficial Alzheimer's therapies that don't use drugs, and an update on prevention efforts, are the focus of the second day's plenary sessions at the 25th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), March 12, 2010 at the Grand Hotel Palace, Thessaloniki, Greece. Prof. Robert Woods of Bangor University, Gwynedd, United Kingdom, says, Psychological therapies have been used with people with dementia for at least 50 years, aiming to improve or maintain cognition, functional abilities, and quality of life, and reduce distress, anxiety, depression and behavioral difficulties. In his presentation at the conference, titled Psychological Interventions with People with Dementia, Woods will share encouraging findings from recent research, including cognitive stimulation and behavioral approaches. Effect sizes comparable to drug therapies have been reported, with fewer side effects, according to Woods. Prof. Contacts:
120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power Here are 120 things you can do starting today to help you think faster, improve memory, comprehend information better and unleash your brain’s full potential. Solve puzzles and brainteasers.Cultivate ambidexterity. Use your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth, comb your hair or use the mouse. Write with both hands simultaneously. Switch hands for knife and fork.Embrace ambiguity. Readers’ Contributions Dance! Contribute your own tip! There are many, many ways to keep our brains sharp.