Eatology

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Ammi Midstokke: What Our Hormones Tell Us

Hormones. We like them, or at least we would if we knew what they were up to all day long. These little couriers of cause …

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New Years and the Neurology of Change

Right around now, my phone starts ringing with the calls of highly-motivated people who want to undo eleven months of damage in one month. That’s …

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BCAAs: Nutrition Witchcraft or Food Science?

Eating has become an overwhelmingly involved practice these days. From determining whether or not we should avoid gluten, dairy, red meat, and salt, to secret …

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Is [Insert Random Food] Bad for Me?

Yes. Totally. That random food that you think is the sole culprit for your particular condition (tight jeans, dribbling nose, fatigue, divorce) is absolutely, unequivocally, …

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The Beverage Market as a Gateway Drug

Both times I’ve consumed energy drinks rank highly in my poor judgment hall-of-fame, right up there with the time in college I dated a guy …

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Shame on Science and the Skinny, Faster, Smarter Pill

There is a phenomenon in journalism where a  fascinating scientific study gets blown out of proportion. For example, many studies show that consumption of collagen …

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Foodphobia: Why Your Friends Don’t Cook for You

People generally want to be good and generous. I know this truth because when they invite me over, they say kind things like, “Is there …

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What Goes in Must Come Out

Let’s just begin by addressing the reality that I never thought I would grow up to be a professional analyzer of poop. In fact, when …

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Your Microbiome: More Than Just a Trendy Term

Take a look at your belly. There is some skin, a layer of adipose tissue (some of us may have more than others), some muscle, …

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