Friday, November 20, 2009

The Dark Side of Wheat

"Celiac disease reflects back to us how profoundly our diet has diverged from what was until only recently a grain free diet, and even more recently, a wheat free one. We are so profoundly distanced from that dramatic Neolithic transition in cultural time that 'missing is any sense that anything is missing.' The body on the other hand can not help but to remember a time when cereal grains were alien to the diet, because in biological time it was only moments ago."

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Reducing time to diagnosis

"We are giving back precious minutes to doctors so they can make informed and accurate decisions right at the time they need them most to save lives."

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Which symbol would you rather be?

Here is a great blog from The Smaltz on how the Food Wheel (trim, active and rolling) became the Food Pyramid (bottom heavy and stationary):

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Sleeping with the Devil?

"The American Academy of Family Physicians today announced the Consumer Alliance, a new corporate partnership program, with its first alliance partner, The Coca-Cola Company."

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Atheism has been systematically scapegoated and demonized. The idea that anyone can deny the existence of a god and escape a horrible fate is an anathema to most fundamentalists. I predict that in the near future, zealots will use non-believer hysteria as a pretext to set up an nation-wide religious apparatus.

(A hat tip to W.S. Burroughs)

In The Beginning...

Soon, scientists will be able to mimic the origin of life in the laboratory, as well as modify and possibly improve genetic processes. This will basically refute the theory of intelligent design, and force the creationists to redraft their dogma. In addition, fundamentalists will have to rewrite all their religious texts, replacing the word 'creator' with 'evolutionary biologists'. I don't think they will like that very much.

Darwin's Blunder

"Darwin may not have had the raw mental processing power of an Einstein or a Newton, but he had 'an almost superhuman ability to see things that other people did not notice.'"

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