Glycine Methionine Balance Revisited: A Matter of Timing

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By Joel Brind In one of my earlier posts on this blog, I discussed the largely reciprocal nature of the amino acids glycine and methionine. Specifically, too much dietary methionine depletes glycine, because your body uses up glycine in order to get rid of the excess methionine. This is a common condition these days, because the typical diet is high in methionine-rich muscle meats, but low in...

Dangers and Myths of Low Carb Diet Plans

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The world is drowning in low carb diet plans.  Low carb fever has swept the nation, and perhaps the world.  If anything, with #1 documentary films like Tom Naughton’s Fat Head and groundbreaking books like Gary Taubes’s Good Calories, Bad Calories, the low carb diet has done nothing but gain steam since the days of Atkins. This, in part, is a beautiful thing.  The low carb diet...

Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods

We now have the amazing technology to splice foreign genetic material into plants and animals to create more well-endowed species.  Isn’t it great!  It’s the best thing since Jesus turned all of that bread and fish and stuff into wine or whatever. Or is it? Genetically engineered foods are pretty messed up.  Strictly from a moral, or ethical, or even historical perspective –...

Dangers and Side Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup

It’s made from corn silly!  It’s good for you! Has anybody seen those ads?  The ones put out by the Corn Refiners Association?  I have. Not only are there numerous dangers of high-fructose corn syrup, there’s actually dangers of high-fructose corn syrup commercials – I laughed so hard when I saw those I nearly fell out of my chair and bonked my head. The high-fructose...

Dangers and Side Effects of Aspartame Products

Aspartame isn’t exactly tame as its name suggests.  Aspartame dangers and aspartame side effects are reported on a continual basis to the FDA.  In fact, aspartame is responsible for more health complaints than any other commonly-used food additive in the United States. Aspartame products include, first and foremost, diet sodas.  Yeah, you know, the stuff that Michael J. Fox used to do...

Vegetable Oils

The most commonly-used type of oils in the United States and soon to be most nations, are none other than corn and soy oils and other plant-derived oils.  These are the most common oils in the diet because these crops represent the monstrosity that is American agribusiness.  They are grown cheaply, the government pays subsidies for excess, and the excess has given the food industry a strong...
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