Imagine a library where books are strewn about, with no rhyme, reason, nor Dewey Decimal System to guide the visitor. Welcome to that ‘library’. This is really more a collection of links to stuff that I’ve read and might comment on someday – but not now. Or maybe I don’t have anything to say on them – but they’re interesting for some reason.
It’s more for me than for anyone else, but I thought I’d put it here just in case anyone else wants to rummage about. I don’t necessarily agree or disagree with any of the content here – I just think they’re interesting. No endorsements, no shamings – just interesting (to me, at least) stuff.
http://www.fitclick.com/ - Another free diet site.
http://skylertanner.com/ - A fitness blog worth a second look.
Invasion of the Body Hackers – Article on people who measure every aspect of their lives.
http://feltron.com/ - If you think *I* measure too much, check out this guy. He measures every aspect of his life and turns them into beautiful annual reports – I kid you not.
http://www.naturalnews.com/ - What the name sez.
http://www.foodproductdesign.com/ - Interesting site for understanding how our food is made, from the perspective of the food manufactururs.
Food Safety News – Asks the question in an articel “Why Do People Drink Raw Milk?’ as if there’s some mystery. I guess they look at things from a different perspective than I. Some interesting stuff, though.
There’s Lead in Lipstick – Don’t wear the stuff myself, but I have a wife and 2 daughters.
Fatal Attraction: Cosmetics and Chemicals [infographic] – Nice infographic for those of us who like pretty pictures.
http://www.caloriecontrol.org/ - The folks that bring us artificial sweeteners also bring us helpful dietary info – no conflict here, of course.
The Definitive Guide to Oils from Mark’s Daily Apple - Good resource.
http://www.meandjorge.com/ - Low carb site with a cauliflower pizza crust recipe I’m got to get around to trying.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business – Book I’m interested in getting.
When Low Carb Isn’t Working - Interesting article.
Review of ‘The Obesity Myth’ – Interesting book I am reading with great interest at present.
Three Hidden Ways Wheat Makes You Fat – Interesting article that needs another reading.
http://www.fakefoodwatch.com/ - Just started in late 2011 – hope it continues.
http://sugarfreesheila.com/ - Unusual website run by an ‘Atkins Fundamentalist’
The Quality of Calories: What Makes Us Fat and Why Nobody Seems to Care – this is a lecture, from what I hard a long one, by Gary Taubs at the University of Berkley. I haven’t watched it because it requires the Real player installed on your computer, and I don’t want to install that fat, bloated piece of software. Maybe someday…
The Dark Side of Soy – 2007 Article from the Utne reader – a progressive magazine that probably has a lot of soy-eaters as readers. Finding the article here gives it a bit more credibility – trashing soy is most decidedly not an axe that progressives tend to grind.
The BMI ( Indicator Of Heart Disease Risk ) is Wrong by Marsha Raasch – Sep 01, 2006 – http://www.associatedcontent.com
Short article that discusses how crude the BMI is as a bodyweight measurement -and makes the observation that overweight (but not obese) people tend to have a better chance surviving a heart attack.
Hackers on Atkins by Katharine Mieszkowski – Oct 30, 2003 – Salon.com
An old article, but an interesting view on the personality types that could be drawn to Atkins. More and more, I believe that the diet that works for people dovetails with their personality.
Low Carb Examiner by Jamie VanEaton from Examiner.com
This writer, who also runs the blog cleochatra.blogspot.com and has been the major force in the ‘Oopsie Revolution’, seems to actually be able to create real recipes, unlike yours truely. I will be checking this link out in more detail when looking for new recipes to try.
The Worst Mistake In The History Of The Human Race (PDF) by Jared Diamond.
Makes the case that the development of agriculture was actually bad for mankind and while it has allowed the population to soar to levels that the hunter-gatherer cultures could never achieve, mankind has paid a terrible price for this decision. The fact that if we had not embraced agriculture thousands of years ago would have probably meant that none of us would be alive is not lost on me, but it’s a good read nonetheless.
Diary of a Carb Phobe by Gary Taubes in Prevention Magazine.
Gary Taubes’ take on living low carb in a high carb world. He has the same problems I do.
Trying to get rid of chubby cells? Fat chance from MSNBC.
Another disheartening study seemingly presented in a format designed to make dieters go out and by that box of Twinkies because it’s hopeless. Yep – no matter how hard we try, we’ll always have the same number of fat cells that we had when we were 20. It’s tough to lose weight – why try? So go out and buy a closet full of stretch pants.
Seems to me the larger point is missed by the author. Jeez – losing weight is harder for fat people – ya think? Yet another insightful conclusion from the Institute for the Patently Obvious.
The fact that overweight people can and do lost weight seems lost in this article. Interesting how nuclear weapons play a part in the study, however.