February, 2012

Taking on Carbophobia

“Hi, my name is Laura and I’m a carbophobe.” I’m serious. I’ve spent the last 4-5 years literally AFRAID of carbohydrates. It all started when I gained about 10 pounds during a stressful period of my college career, and decided to try a very low carbohydrate diet as a way to lose weight quickly before an event. Big surprise, it...
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The Biochemistry of High Fructose Corn Syrup

Just in case any of you wanted to hear me get my nerd on… I’m posting the assignment I’ve just written for my introduction to nutritional biochemistry class. We were asked to write about the biochemical properties and metabolism of high fructose corn syrup, how it relates to sucrose metabolism, and possible consequences of excess HFCS consumption on human health....
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Are we all just sheep?

Today I attended a Parkour meet up session, organized by FifthApe, an organization that teaches Parkour classes, martial arts, strength training, and barefoot running just down the road from me in Chapel Hill. Colin, who owns FifthApe and is well versed in the Paleo/Primal/Weston Price lifestyle, led the meet up today, taking us around campus and teaching us how to...
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