Good Proteins, Bad Proteins: The Amino Acids in Health and Disease

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Good Proteins, Bad Proteins… 1. Preface: Not All Protein Is Created Equal A few months ago, an interesting Danish study was published, showing that a “high-fat/high-sugar” diet would cause obesity to mice consuming chicken, cod, or crab as their main protein source. However, the group of mice eating scallop protein didn’t develop these problems at all. The researchers...

Diet and Inflammation Part 4

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By Joel Brind, Ph.D. My last post focused on the propagation of the inflammatory signal, and how nutrients such as omega-6 PUFAs and the lack of salicylic acid results in amplification of that signal, thus contributing to the overall increase in inflammation-related disease we currently experience. But what about the initiation of the inflammatory signal in the first place? That often turns out...

The Wheaties Effect

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By Matt Stone The other day I was straining some pasta. My strainer, a fancy chinois that I have had for about a decade now, lives up in a small cabinet (from now on referred to as a CARBinet… Thanks Batty!) above the microwave. I reached up there and opened the carbinet to grab it. As I took hold of the handle I saw, lurking behind it, my tin of Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate. I...

The Best Way to Feed Your Dog

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By Matt Stone In the comments on a recent post the topic of dog nutrition surfaced.  Several people mentioned switching their dogs to new diets or even applying my methods of “rest and refeeding” to a sick pet.  TW writes… When I came home from college my dog was really sick and frail with obvious signs of Cushing’s. She had lost a ton of weight, collapsed often, peed in the...

Soy Sauce

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Well I guess it’s meant to be.  I did a long-winded post about soy sauce, pulling nerdy nutrition crap out of my rear end, and when I went to preview it the whole thing got lost into an internet black hole.  Nothing remained.  So be it.  Instead I’ll leave that out and just say, simply, why I wanted to do a post on soy sauce specifically… After recently seeing the powerful...
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