Is Gluten Sensitivity a Myth?

Gluten, a substance found in wheat and many other food products, has been a health industry “bad guy” for the past several years. Scientists and nutritionists have claimed that non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) can cause everything from gut problems to brain problems to skin problems. And the health industry has responded by promoting gluten-free products, … Read more

Peek Into My Fridge

In comments to one of the earlier posts someone asked what kind of diet I follow. This post is a reply to that comment. I don’t usually like to write about what I eat. Because what works for me may be a complete disaster for someone else, and I don’t want anyone to copy my … Read more

Study Shows Blood Type Diet Doesn’t Work

Pseudosciences are in many ways like cargo cults. When observed from afar they seem to have all the trappings of legitimacy. Astrologers, as an example, have their own professional associations and journals. Over the hundreds of years astrology has accumulated an impressive amount of knowledge that’s taught in dedicated colleges. The impressive sounding trappings don’t … Read more

Hack Your Tea 3 – Cold Water Steeping

Cold water steeping is a new and popular way to make tea in Taiwan, especially during the summer months. In this post we’ll explore the antioxidant and health properties of cold water steeped tea and how they compare to traditionally prepared tea. We’ll also go over studies comparing green and white teas, the results of … Read more

Is Intermittent Fasting Good For Acne?

Intermittent fasting is a pattern of eating that cycles between periods of not eating (fasting) and eating. It has gained popularity among the paleo/primal community as a way to ‘hack your body’, and it’s touted to have almost miraculous health benefits. In this post I want to talk about intermittent fasting for acne. We’ll go … Read more