Why Are All My Friends Becoming Vegan?

Two years all your friends were raving about gourmet burgers, which were served on a roof slate and cost the same as a steak. Five years ago they were all about bacon. Now all your friends are becoming vegan. But why? Sentimentality Around Animals It's not a bad thing. Sentimentality has kind of a stigma attached...

BMI Is Bullshit?!?

bmi is bullshit
It's an often repeated claim: the BMI is bullshit. But what exactly is the BMI? It is really bullshit? And if BMI is bullshit, why do doctors still use it? To answer any of these questions we need to understand what the BMI actually is and where it comes from. Once you know that you'll be...

How Good Is Your Personal Hygiene Really?

personal hygiene
So you don't stink. You're not the sort of person who mistakes deodorant for water. You shower, you brush your teeth and people aren't crossing the street to get down wind of you. When it comes to personal hygiene you've got nothing to worry about... right? Right?!? But if your friends were doing personal hygiene...

Eat Carbs, Die Young?

is a low carb diet safe
Is A Low Carb Diet Safe? Perhaps you've seen the recent new stories: low carb diets lead to an early death. Bad luck if you've been banishing the bread, but keeping the butter. You've been feeling pretty good since shed a few pounds, although your breath smells pretty bad. But did you say so long to...

Does Diet Soda Make You Fat?

does diet soda make you fat
So it won’t kill you, and it won't give you cancer, but is too much Coke Zero the reason why you’re still not a Size 0? Does diet soda make you fat? A lot of people will tell you that the answer is a straight-up no. Diet soda is made with artificial sweeteners, rather than sugar...