Perfect Health Diet – a quick review

There can only be oneWorking on my book (actually one of the Guides, the one on Low Carb Diets; it will be part of the book eventually), I just finished the Perfect Health Diet written by a husband-and-wife-team, the Jaminet’s. My recommendation in a nutshell: buy the book, read it diagonally, and use liberally what you learn from it (blogger disclosure: this is what I did, including the buy-the-book part)

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Sparkling Kombucha Update

I havent had Kombucha in a while for a number of reasons, and yesterday was the first time I tried my recent batches. I had been creative, filling 0.2l Perrier bottles with Kombucha + X, X being grape juice, apple juice, ginger, mandarines, orange juice, … – you get the picture.

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Cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias

I have a number of rant posts lately (and you should see those that I am not publishing), probably because I am doing a lot of research on my book. Today’s post was triggered by an article that I found really funny because its author was complaining about cognitive dissonance in others, whilst being the co-author of a paper that in my view is the mother of cognitive dissonances when it comes to justifying the use of HIT in a training setting.

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Fructose is always bad, or not?!?

Just had a brief though that I wanted to throw out there: there might be occasions where fructose is actually rather good. Continue reading

Fat vs carb burning – a N=1 chart

I have read one of Jamie’s even-more-excellent-than-usual posts, and in the comments, another post was linked that provided some interesting N=1 data. I played with it and got a nice chart showing how much carbs and fat are burned during exercise, as a function of the exercise intensity.
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WOW – This man CORRECTLY predicted the Giants vs Patriots Superbowl Score!?!

This is amazing – there was this man was able to predict the 21-17 accurately. Scientists say that the probability that someone gets the final score right is smaller than 1:1000, and this guys is a genius, – scientifically speaking with a “confidence of 99.9%”. In order to understand how amazing this is it is important to know that most medical and nutritional studies are done at a confidence level of typically 95% or 99% (rare). This may not sound like a big difference, but it in fact is: the important number is the residual – 0.1%, 1%, 5% – so the finding that the man is a genius is 10-50x “stronger” than that of the average medical or nutritional study.

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Primal Cooking for Men – Boeuf Bourguignon

Another one in the Primal Cooking for Men series – easy, paleo, and scalable so that it can be frozen

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