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Childhood Obesity

March 16th, 2012

CHILDHOOD OBESITY IS CAUSED BY POOR PARENTING

by Alex Boersma

Make no mistake.  This is a rant.  If the heading above offends you, I suggest you stop reading now.  It ain’t gonna get any better!  But if you are genuinely concerned about your child’s weight, I suggest you tough it out.  You can and should be the one to save your child from the lifelong affects of battling with weight.  If you’re not going to do it, who will? Read the rest of this entry »

China Study Revisited

September 2nd, 2011

About 10 months ago I wrote an article entitled The China Study – How Not to do Science.  I wrote it with the express intention of  having a resource to which I could direct people who questioned me about the value of Colin Campbell’s ode to veganism.  Unfortunately, my design to make things easier on myself hasn’t worked out quite the way I had expected.  Instead of having to explain myself less, I find myself continually entangled in lengthy disourses supporting my position.  It seems I have decidedly underestimated the emotional and intellectual investment most people have already made in Campbell’s hyperbole by the time they ask me about the book.  Either that or I’m just wrong about all this! Read the rest of this entry »

does eating red meat increase risk of stroke

January 23rd, 2011

by Alex Boersma

Red-meat consumption linked to increased stroke risk

December 30, 2010 | Medscape

Eating lots of red meat ups women’s stroke risk

Dr. Oz website headline

Eating Lots of Red Meat Increases Women’s Stroke Risk

Foxnews.com

 

 HOLD THE PHONES.  I CAN HEAR THEM RINGING ALREADY:

Alex, you told me it was OK to eat red meat!  Now look what you’ve done!  I think I’m having a stroke!”

Just kidding, actually.  Most of the friends and clients who I give nutritional advice to are a little more media savvy than those for whom these kinds of headlines are designed.  Besides, they rarely follow my “crazy” advice anyway.  Still, it gets under my craw.  I can’t figure out who’s worse;  the journalists who are spreading this nonsense or the scientists who are providing it. Read the rest of this entry »

SAVE THE PLANET: STOP THE ECO-VEGETARIANS

May 8th, 2010

written by Alex Boersma

 

IS THIS REALLY THE CAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING?

  

Sometimes people go too far.  I always say that as long as what you are doing doesn’t hurt anybody else, go ahead and fill your boots.  And in general, I’ll concede that vegetarians are a harmless lot, if perhaps a little misguided.  But when they try to augment their mundane agenda with unfounded scientific rhetoric and then force it on innocent schoolchildren, my blood pressure goes up! Read the rest of this entry »

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