Technology can be great, when it works and we don't obsess over it.  03/23/2017
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A New Revelation - Baseball Players Do It for the Money  03/23/2017
A new article published this week “Bionic Ballplayers: Risk, Profit, and the Body as Commodity, 1964-2007” in the journal LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas states the dated and obvious, that drug use, and in particular anabolic steroid use in sports, and this time specifically baseball, is a resu Read More...

Lies, Lies, and Damn Lies  03/23/2017
It seems that the older I get the more cynical I become. Much of that cynicism comes from being suffocated by lies. The politicians lie (but then we all expect that), companies lie, both public and private, individuals lie to others, and people lie to themselves.  

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Testosterone Boosters – It’s Enough to Make You Cry  03/23/2017
It’s every where you look, even on billboards. Low testosterone is what’s behind what ails every man older than 30, or so they would make you believe. Regardless of the facts, it’s a booming business and the supplement industry is cashing in. For quite a while the prohormones fit the bill, although they didn’t really compared to hormonal replacement therapy with testosterone or Read More...

Testosterone, Testosterone, Testosterone  03/23/2017
Testosterone, testosterone, testosterone. It's good for both men and women and it seems that everyone wants more if it. The demand is there and so the nutritional supplement industry has responded with hundreds of products that they claim will boost that hormone so that you'll become a real man, unless you're a woman, with more muscle and sex drive. But just how good are these supplements and doing the job of increasing your testosterone levels and giving you the promised results? In most cas Read More...

Fat Burning – It’s All in the Way You Do It  03/23/2017
If you're alive, you're burning fat. Fat is used by your body all the time to keep it going. The question should be not if you're burning fat but if you're burning enough of it to make a difference in your body composition, especially on the excess fat most of us are carrying, mostly around the middle, and to a lesser extent in most of us around the butt and thighs. How much fat you burn when you're sitting on your couch watching TV and how much you burn when you're in hard training may va Read More...

Athletes Are Different  03/23/2017
It's important to realize that as a dedicated athlete who trains hard, what applies to the general population doesn't necessarily apply to you. Misatakes are made when people, including researchers and physicians, extrapolate studies done on general populations to athletes. Sometimes it's just plain wrong. An example of this can be seen in my article in the Education/Articles section of this site Athletes and the Cardiovascular System. Another example that I haven't as yet co Read More...

Science, it's a Gas  03/23/2017
Money, it's a gas Grab that cash with both hands And make a stash (Pink Floyd – Money) “Money (that’s what I want)” (Beatles –Money) Money is a gas and that gas seems to be a dissociative anesthetic, like laughing gas (nitrous oxide), that makes everything, right or wrong, seem righteous and an end to itself, and perhaps capable of relieving existential angst as long as it’s inhaled. Money and ego are what makes this world go round. And in our society the two are inexora Read More...

Rethinking Saturated Fat  03/23/2017
Rethinking Saturated Fat This blog is connected to yesterday's blog about red meat. Red meat has been vilified for decades now because of its content of saturated fatty acids. The mainstream advice has been and still is to keep off foods like red meat and eggs and switch to the omega-6 polyunsaturated fats. It's never been my advice as lowering cholesterol can have disastrous effects on health and well being. And I've always recommended red meat as an important part of your d Read More...

More Beef Will Do You Good  03/23/2017
As you age you tend to lose muscle. You can counteract that with exercise and diet. As far as diet, eating meat is important and as you may know I’ve always stressed red meat, and lots of it, as a staple for anyone looking to increase muscle mass and maximize body composition. In the last four decades I’ve written consistently that the suggested protein intake espoused by agencies and dieticians is way too low, not only for athletes but for those who are getting older – and who isn’t? Read More...