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~ A good and brief interview of Good Calories, Bad Calories author, Gary Taubes in Testosterone Muscle. "The argument I'm making is that [obesity is] a disorder of excess fat accumulation, not of sloth and gluttony. Overeating is the side effect of the disorder, not the cause. What you want to know is, what regulates fat accumulation?" ~ The Vitamin D Council has released their June Newsletter, replete with information about vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women, the risks of such deficiencies, as well as potential problems with gestational deficiency. "Dr. Dijkstra and colleagues studied 70 pregnant women in the Netherlands, none had levels above 40 ng/mL and 50% had levels below 10 ng/mL. Again, prenatal vitamins appeared to have little effect on 25(OH)D levels, as you might expect since prenatal vitamins only contain 400 IU of Vitamin D." ~ Good advice from Mark Sisson on evaluating your blood pressure. This is especially true if you've been prescribed medication based on only a few readings. And, while you're at it, you might want to check out Mark's Definitive Guide to Fish Oils. ~ Looks like Stephan is beginning another series. Here's his first go at the Lyon Diet-Heart Study. He...

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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