1 The Great 'Gorilla Biscuit' Experiment

The Great ‘Gorilla Biscuit’ Experiment

The Agricultural Revolution brought mankind the ability to grow food crops in vast volumes, in particular, the grains that have come to dominate the Western diet. The Industrial Revolution brought us the ability to manufacture oils from seeds (corn, soybean, etc.), to create new plant varieties by altering their DNA, to use chemical extraction methods […]

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A Metabolic Paradox: Obese and Starving

Anyone who has struggled with trying to lose weight by the orthodox methods that our healthcare system promotes, or even by the unorthodox methods that are the purview of weight loss gurus and Hollywood stars – with the net result being a yo-yo-ing and ultimately disheartening experience – will have experienced this metabolic paradox. You […]

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Let The Sunshine In

Anyone who is an avid gardener knows something about the effects of sunlight on all of those living things that plant their roots in the Earth and stretch their branches to the sky. They take water from the soil plus carbon dioxide from the air, and combine them to create the carbohydrates that form the […]

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Back to the Future

No, I don’t mean through the means of some souped-up sports car cum time machine! There will be no going back to the childhood of our parents, as in the movie of the same name – although we would be in significantly better shape going back even that far, in terms of our health.

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Slings and Arrows

If there’s one thing I am pretty certain of, it’s that there are a lot of ‘sacred cows’ in this world. The dictionary defines a sacred cow as “an idea, custom, or institution held to be above criticism. There it is – “held to be above criticism”. So when criticism (questioning, challenge, or any of its other cousins) is aimed at one of these ‘cows’, you can expect repercussions.

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