I have been writing about the state of the science in the American diet. We seemed to have gotten obesity wrong. It’s not about the calories, but the hormones. In short, it is about insulin sensitivity. It’s normal, you’ll be fine. It’s not, and you are on the way to…


How many of you have been told that you need to lose weight? Then you are told to eat less, move more, it’s about energy balance. If you are lucky, your doctor refers you to a dietitian. Or you go join Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig. It really does not…


Partial tail number Credit: Tom Abbott

Update: UPS has identified the driver as Steve Krueger, who worked for the company for thirty years. This is according to NBC San Diego.

Second update. The air traffic control audio is on YouTube

Living near an approach corridor to an airport always has risks. For the neighbors in Santee…


Republicans agreed, at the last minute, to raise the limit until December. We will be back to this because the party of Lincoln and Law and Order is a cynical political party. Starting in the 1980s, with the Reagan revolution, the party has been committed to trickle-down economics. It’s not…


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Yesterday we Americans experienced what was mostly an annoyance. We could not post or read our Facebook feed. If you are addicted to social media, it was more than just an annoyance. For me my only concern is that some of my Facebook “friends” rely on some of us posting…


Low carb lunch

If you have tried to lose weight, you know the story. You go to the doctor, the dietitian, SLIMFAST, Weight Watchers, and all they sing this song: Eat less, move more. …


Low carb lunch

The structure of scientific revolutions has been rattling in my head. I am hardly alone. Over the last forever long, turns out since at least the 1940s, we have been using energy balance as our model of obesity. It makes intuitive sense since energy (or matter for that matter) cannot…


So as of this morning…no morning jab, no Lantus shot. Apart from the fact that my skin can use the break, this matters. Last night I had a sugar low. The previous night I had a low. Saturday I had a low, a pretty dangerous one. To reverse them I…


Edited to add more evidence.

American media has the bad habit of always framing issues as both sides. It also tends to talk of balanced news and the idea of objectivity. The theory is nice. Give all sides in a disagreement a hearing. All get their day in the sun…


After a lot of the reading I have done, I went low carb, not Keto. There is a distinction and it comes to how many carbs you eat in a day. It is not just carbs, but the type of carbs. This matters. …

Nadin Brzezinski

Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game.

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