Susan Walsh assesses the writings of “sex-positive feminist” blogger Tracy Clark Flory. It is well worth the read.
So far, season 13 of The Biggest Loser is well short of the hype of its mantra: “No Excuses”. At this point, nearly every one of the contestants–except, save, a couple of the older fogeys–is but a scheming game-player who won’t act like a grownup. The “red” team has been a colossal disappointment, as none […]
His latest post–about medical costs and the inability of government to spend at the current levels of growth on a sustained basis–is spot-on. Aside from the pure government spending side of this, there are other monster issues that need to be addressed, particularly (a) the government-medical-financial complex and (b) the impact of price controls in […]
In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell provides substantial insight as to the conflicts between science, government, the medical establishment, and the food industry in the fight over what constitutes proper nutrition. While he does a wonderful job articulating the mess we currently have, what he fails to understand is that this is exactly why […]
At times, nutrition can seem like economics: get 3 nutritionists in a room, and you’re going to get 6 different opinions. Anyone with an opinion can cite one or more studies that give them credibility. If you want to eat a high-fat/high protein diet, there are studies that appear to support you. If you want […]
I had the privilege of growing up during a period in which many sacred cows of nutrition became the focus of much scrutiny. Many people may not remember, but not too long ago, (a) world-class athletes were sold on high protein/low carbohydrate diets; (b) coaches almost universally gave out salt tablets to athletes before games […]
This has not been the case for myself or for MrsLarijani. In all seriousness, here’s my observation on the matter. I know couples who were fit until they got married, and then–after the fact–made their fitness less of a priority. Maybe after she had a couple kids, she was not getting out much, not getting […]
This is but a glimpse into how the kittehs get fit for combat. This one is obviously in Navy SEALS training:
I want to be this active when I’m 96.
or grumpier. Here, he lays out what is a hard truth for many guys and gals, although he seems to focus on the gals because that was the context of the observation. I’ll comment more in depth later this week, as I am totally swamped right now. MrsLarijani loved it. Ted is starting to look […]