Understanding science

Narrative glossary

A list of terms, with explanation, and sometimes a little color.

Understanding science

Revisit the causality of obesity

I’ve written about obesity (i.e., unregulated horizontal growth) being caused by excess insulin, which in turn leads to overeating and…

Nutritional biochemistry

What I actually eat (circa Q4 2011)

Note to readers: This post was written in December of 2011.  PLEASE do not ask me why I eat ‘this’…

Cholesterol

What is cholesterol?

I know much more about cholesterol today than I did even two years ago, let alone when I was mindlessly…

Nutritional biochemistry

You are not what you eat

You are what you eat, right?  How many times have you heard this?  I’d need scientific notation to actually enumerate…

Ketosis

Is ketosis dangerous?

You may have heard from your doctor that ketosis is a life-threatening condition. If so, your doctor is confusing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with nutritional ketosis,…

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