Everyone’s A Nutritionist

September 1, 2009 at 3:07 pm (Nutritionism) (, )

It often seems to me that one thing we all believe we are expert in is the field of nutrition. I’ve noticed that chefs and food writers are prone to make statements on nutrition despite being more knowledgeable about the aesthetics of food than the nutritional benefits. I’ve also noticed that members of the public often ask chefs and food writers questions on nutrition and the health benefits of food. Read the rest of this entry »

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Purple and Woo

November 21, 2007 at 5:19 pm (Fun) (, , , , , , , )

Several people seem to have picked up on the use of purple and similar colours on ‘woo’ sites. I wondered if woo sites used more purple than other sites. EDIT: Purple is definitely not the woo colour of choice. It’s green. Bright green. Shield your eyes… http://www.jabs.org.uk/forum/ Read the rest of this entry »

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Apple Cider Vinegar

September 24, 2007 at 11:49 am (Alternative Medicine, Bad Science, Supplements) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

cider vinegarSeveral websites extol the virtues of Apple Cider Vinegar. Variously, it has been promoted as a weight loss aid, a cure for arthritis, a cholesterol-lowering aid and according to Earth Clinic (http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/acvinegar.html), it “cures more ailments than any other folk remedy”. The people at Earth Clinic also seem to think that Cider Vinegar “has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties”.  We will come back to the curative properties of Apple Cider Vinegar later.

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