Health, with a Grain of Salt

Explaining the science and debunking the myths of nutrition, metabolism, and health.


What’s the Deal With Red and Processed Meats?*

[Before we get into this, I want to say that I’m not a huge supporter of red or processed meat consumption, contrary to what you might think after reading this post. There are plenty of health, ethical, moral, and environmental reasons to either not eat or limit intake of red and processed meats, which I will…

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The Complexity of Obesity

Here is a fantastic infographic, depicting how different facets of our lives (both internal and external) contribute to energy storage, and ultimately, body weight.  This is an excellent way to visualize the complexity of the disease of obesity and underscores the importance of recognizing it as so much more than just an issue of willpower. Infographic…

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