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Recent Posts

Why Don’t Zebras Get Ulcers? (Part 1) 

Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:36 PM By Tim Layton

Short Answer

Zebras - and other wild animals - don’t get ulcers primarily because they lack uniquely human mental stressors in their lives.  

Long Answer

Zebras don’t have jobs to lose, mortgages to pay, and financial dependents to feed.  Zebras don’t know or care that climate change is going to kill them eventually (they’ll just die alongside the …

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Do I need to take supplements? 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 2:43 PM By Tim Layton

Short Answer

For most people, supplements are largely unnecessary.  With that said, some supplements can benefit those with already solid nutrition, depending on individual circumstances and preferences.

Long Answer

Priority matters.  We should not view supplements as a quick fix or as a replacement for sound nutritional practices.  Regarding our overall nutrition, supplements rank near th…

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Should Steroids be Legal in Crossfit? 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 1:24 PM By Tim Layton

Short Answer

Superficially, steroids and other performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) should be illegal in Crossfit for the same reason they are illegal in all other major sports: to create a level playing field for the participants.  But I think we can provide a much stronger answer to that question.

 

Long Answer

Some people like to point out an apparent flaw in the “level playing field” arg…

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Is Aspartame Going to Kill Me? 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:20 PM By Tim Layton

Short Answer

Nope.  Artificial sweeteners are generally harmless as far as we know.  If you enjoy low-calorie sweeteners in some of your beverages and other foods, the large body of evidence indicates that the most common ones are just fine and won’t harm your health.

 

Long Answer

Few food or drink items have gotten as bad of an undeserved rap as artificial sweetener.  More specifically, …

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Should I buy white eggs or brown eggs? 

Monday, July 16, 2018 3:19 PM By Tim Layton

Short Answer

White.  There is no good reason to buy brown eggs, and doing so can be detrimental to your long-term (financial) health.

Long Answer

Brown and white eggs are completely identical in every way except two.  The first is that, well, brown eggs are brown and white eggs are white. The second is the price tag:  brown eggs are unjustifiably more expensive. I didn’t believe it either,…

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