More evidence that if you put on sunscreen, all... →
Recent in vitro and animal studies have reported estrogen-like activity of chemicals used in sunscreen preparations. We investigated whether the three sunscreens benzophenone-3 (BP-3), octyl-methoxycinnamate (OMC), and 3-(4-methylbenzylidene) camphor (4-MBC) were absorbed and influenced endogenous reproductive hormone levels in humans after topical application. In this 2-wk single-blinded study...
How long does it take to work off long-term sleep... →
it can take several weeks to fully work off a sleep debt; there were some studies done on this by Wehr at NIMH in the 90s. I think this is their main paper: http://ajpregu.physiology.org/content/265/4/R846.abstract They found that if they took otherwise healthy people and put them in an environment where they could sleep up to 14 hours per day, they slept well over their baseline amount (as...
Pesticides are linked to multiple problems :... →
http://www.safelawns.org/blog/index.php/2011/05/researchers-find-link-between-third-pesticide-and-parkinsons-disease/ IN 2009, researchers at UCLA linked Parkinson’s Disease (PD) to two chemicals commonly sprayed on crops to fight pests. The study didn’t examine farmers, but rather focused on people living near the farm fields where the chemicals maneb and paraquat were sprayed. They found...
Avoid pesticides for a healthy brain →
http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/oem.2009.047811 Considering that the oldest farmers started their occupational exposure in the 1970s and that latency is important, pesticides used in vineyards during the 1970s and 1980s are of primary concern for the effects we observed. During that period, the most probable fungicides used were dithiocarbamates, phtalimides, dicarboximides, triazoles and inorganic...
Fructose and Sucrose content of vegetables →
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How fructose and HFCS increase uric acid and give...
So this article below introduces the idea of fructose and its effects on Uric acid. It also mentions some things I’ve talked about before about how fructose doesn’t provoke an insulin response. Fructose elevates uric acid, which decreases nitric oxide, raises angiotensin, and causes your smooth muscle cells to contract, thereby raising your blood pressure and potentially damaging...
What sugars are in coconut water? →
Research by Kuberski6 identified the sugars contained in coconut water, detecting glucose, sucrose and fructose in the proportion of approximately 50, 35 and 15%, respectively, but their study did not relate whether these proportions remained constant during different months. The current study found that the proportions of these sugars varied depending on the stage of maturation of the coconuts:...
150 lb Body Builders eat 3 lbs of meat equivalent...
It has been speculated that the minimum protein intake required to promote muscle gain is about 1g/per pound body weight. Bodybuilders often consume 2g/per pound body weight per day. This means that a 150lb bodybuilder may consume 300g protein (equivalent to three pounds of meat or 50 eggs) per day. That’s a lot of protein to shove in…
Food Allergies and the Paleolithic Diet; Data on...
This site has some data on food allergies The incidence of Food Allergy in Australian Children (Based on David Hill’s report, Royal Children Hospital, Melbourne) Egg 3.2% Cow’s Milk 2% Peanut 1.9% Sesame Seed 0.42% Cashew Nut 0.33% Hazelnut 0.18% Walnut 0.18% Brazil Nut 0.07% Almond 0.02% Wheat 0.15% Soy 0.10% Fish 0.07% Multiple Food Allergies Based on David...
How Long Does It Take to Digest Food? Why does it... →
This site says after full digestion… the food has spent between 30 minutes and 2 hours in the stomach and between 2 and 6 hours in the small intestine and 90% of the nutrients have been extracted. The left over material has lots of water and sodium left in it. The body wants to reclaim these substances before defecation; food takes 72 hours to be processed in the large intestine. The...
That alcohol in your mouthwash doesn't help fight...
Alcohol [is used as a] solvent (no it isn’t there to fight bacteria). It also unfortunately dries the mouth out which is counterproductive so most companies are shying away from this Here is a link on alcohol based mouthwash and oral cancer.
Wait until 30 minutes after a meal to brush your... →
Anytime you eat or drink anything that is sugary, the bacteria in your mouth feed on these sugars to make acids. These bacterial acids cause the pH in your mouth to drop below normal levels and make your tooth enamel “softer” and more vulnerable to abrasion. For most people the pH at which your tooth enamel begins to demineralize is about pH ~5.5. The process of bringing your oral pH...
Acidic Mouthwashes are Eroding Enamel →
The click through has a good list of which mouthwashes are highest in Ph and thus least likely to damage teeth.
Alcohol kills germs. True statement… but an incomplete statement....– When you’re sick is it good or bad to drink alcohol? - Quora Interesting as people use alcohol to sterilize etc.
How does the paleo diet philosophy address the... →
The assertion that “most paleolithic humans never lived beyond 35 years old” is misleading; it would be more accurate to say that the median life expectancy of Paleolithic humans is about 35 years. A slightly better way to frame the question is “How does the health and longevity of Paleolithic hunter-gatherers compare with that of the Neolithic farmers who succeeded...