Author Archives: Dan Hunter

About Dan Hunter

Retired software engineer wading through the obfuscation, confusion and contradiction that corporate and political funding of medical research along with ego over science has created.

A Moronic Post with 51,653 hits and counting!

What’s really the “Dumbest Myth in Nutrition”? It’s actually the monstrous lie that the author of the post by that name is promulgating! Continue reading

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One in five now take 5 medicines or more

Here’s a study that shows why it’s so hard to make sense out of medical research. By the time the story is put into sound bytes and headlines, the message can be altered completely. Continue reading

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The Obesity ‘Myth’, Addendum

I used to joke that English was a second language for me … my native language was really 8086 computer machine code. And I once had a significant other half-jokingly tell me, “Thank god you’ll never have to make a living based on your communication skills.”
Well, apparently, both of these jokes were not too far off the mark. I’ve had email and PM requests for clarification re yesterday’s post. Sorry if it was too confusing Continue reading

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The Obesity “Myth”

Obesity. The controversy about it rages on. And just like global warming and the Holocaust, it has it’s share of deniers. I find it flabbergasting that people can be convinced that all those extra pounds are benign, much less healthy, so I decided to look into it to see if maybe I was wrong and they were right. Here’s just the tip of the iceberg of what I found. (Spoiler: it doesn’t support the obesity deniers.) Continue reading

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Sugar – Could it really be killing us?

Sugar! My sweet, most-beloved! Are you really my enemy? How could that be when I love you so much? That sugar was killing us was the accusation made by its most widely known and harshest critic, Robert Lustig, MD, back in 2009 with … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Reduce Body Fat Without Really Trying

Within the current context of worldwide obesity and the associated problems with diabetes, I thought a hot topic would be the 3 instances where I tried a new diet experiment and accidentally (!!) lost body fat. I’m assuming the lost pounds were mostly fat, because … Continue reading

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Rethinking Paleo – the good, the bad and the ugly

Just the other day, I ran into this mostly great blog post by one of my favorites, Stephan Guyenet, that discussed a 2012 study supposedly comparing a Paleolithic diet with a conventional coronary care diet. In this case, I have to disagree with both … Continue reading

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