It’s 4 a.m, and the big test is in 8 hours. You’ve been studying for days, but you still don’t feel ready. Should you drink another cup of coffee and spend the next few hours cramming? Or should you go to sleep? Shai Marcu defends the latter option, showing how sleep restructures your brain in a way that’s crucial for how our memory works.
Professor Robert H Lustig, argues that the sugar, fructose, should be medically defined as a poison. In this lecture, Professor Lustig asserts that, ” …a calorie is not a calorie”, before going on to explain why processed sugar, of all types, is far more destructive to health than calories from almost any other source. In short, diet and exercise, combined with eating fewer calories from food of all kinds does not produce sustained weight-loss, healthy weight, or an efficient metabolism. Lustig explains, very clearly why it is sugar and not fat intake that is the single largest contributor to maintenance of healthy weight, and the most significant reduction of the risk of developing obesity related diseases. Continue Reading
Social justice advocate and law scholar Dorothy Roberts has a precise and powerful message: Race-based medicine is bad medicine. Even today, many doctors still use race as a medical short-cut; they make important decisions about things like pain tolerance based on a patient’s skin color instead of medical observation and measurement. In this searing talk, Roberts lays out the lingering traces of race-based medicine — and invites us to be a part of ending it. “It is more urgent than ever to finally abandon this backward legacy,” she says, “and to affirm our common humanity by ending the social inequalities that truly divide us.”. Continue Reading
An investigation into how the CDC, the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens, concealed and destroyed data on their 2004 study that showed a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. This alarming deception has contributed to the skyrocketing increase of autism, potentially the most catastrophic epidemic of our lifetime.