Thursday, June 30, 2011

The New Genetics -- Interlude: A Lot of What We Don't Know About Genetics Is Hiding in the Researcher's Trash Can

by Chris Masterjohn

Who would make a better scientist?

The know-it-all?
Or this curious little fellow?

One of the most pervasive human traits is perhaps one of the greatest scourges of mankind — the inability to say "I don't know."

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ned Kock Provides a Philosophical Breakthrough on Fruit

by Chris Masterjohn

In retrospect, I don't know why this wasn't obvious to me years ago, but my hindsight is really the only thing that didn't start failing me when I turned 17 and my opthamologist told me I was "just getting older."

Ned Kock recently provided me with a philosophical breakthrough on fruit, buried in a post about boring food.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"Are Animal Fats Good for You?" Lecture Now Free Online

by Chris Masterjohn

A little over two years ago, I gave a lecture at the Freedom Law School's Health and Freedom Conference out in sunny Irvine, California, which is near LA and part of Orange County.  The conference was a strange but fun hodge podge of politics, conspiracy theories, and nutrition lectures.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Understanding Weston Price on Primitive Wisdom -- Ancient Doesn't Cut It

by Chris Masterjohn

New post over at Mother Nature Obeyed:


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

Thursday, June 9, 2011

My Healthy Skeptic Podcast Interview With Chris Kresser is Now Up

by Chris Masterjohn
My interview with Chris Kresser on his Healthy Skeptic podcast show is now up:

If you've been following my blogs and interviews on cholesterol and are familiar with most of my cholesterol material, you may find yourself in familiar territory at first, in which case you can skip ahead to the 60 minute mark where we discuss some of my criticisms about undue focus on LDL particle size, my suggestions about managing familial hypercholesterolemia, and my thoughts on the role of leptin and thyroid hormone in regulating LDL receptor activity by communicating energy and nutrient availability to our body for the purposes of strength, virility, and fertility.  This will serve as a comprehensive introduction and I'll be back a second time just to answer questions.

I'm a bit jammed for time but will try to write more soon.  Enjoy!

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