Sunday, November 27, 2011

I'm Thankful for Wise Traditions, Past and Present

by Chris Masterjohn

Last year around this time, I culled a few pearls of wisdom from folks much wiser than I am to provide a reflection on the holiday of Thanksgiving and the actual practice of giving thanks, for which the holiday is named.  I can't top that this year, so if you missed it or you'd like to read it again, I'll just provide you with the link:


One thing I can do this year is give my account of something I'm very thankful for: the annual Wise Traditions conference, and all the wonderful people it has brought into my life.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Good Lard, Bad Lard: What Do You Get When You Cross a Pig and a Coconut?

by Chris Masterjohn

New post over on Mother Nature Obeyed:

Good Lard, Bad Lard: What Do You Get When You Cross a Pig and a Coconut?


The post follows up on the revised fatty acid profile for Research Diets D12492, and discusses the effects of grass-guzzling and coconut-gobbling on the fatty acid profile of lard.

Read more about the author, Chris Masterjohn, PhD, here.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

This Just In: The Infamous Lard-Based High-Fat Rodent Diet Is Twice as High in PUFA as Previously Reported

by Chris Masterjohn

Hi folks!

It's certainly been a while.  Up until this past weekend I was preparing for Wise Traditions, and this week I've been playing catch-up after taking a few days off from work for that conference.  It was a blast, and I'll write more about it soon.

One of the things I love about measuring glyoxalase activity is that although the assay takes all day, it has a lot of short incubation steps that leave me with a multitude of five-minute breaks.  If I'm not feeling too lazy, that can give me time to write a blog post or two, as long as they're short and not too data-heavy.  

So here's a short one.