Is There a Perfect Diet?

In a word, no. No diet is perfect for everybody. That “for everybody” part makes perfection impossible. We have guidelines, of course. But a perfect diet–even a good diet–has to be customized to the body it’s intended to feed.

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Antibiotics and Bacteria

For years, we were taught–and we believed–bacteria were bad, bad, bad, bad, bad. That they started all manner of health problems, which put antibiotics front and center in the effort to fight whatever ailed us. Medical schools taught that the changes antibiotics made to healthy cells, such as in our digestive system, would return to […]

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Coffee Does a Body Good

Contrary to popular belief, caffeinated coffee is a medical wonder. We don’t know how it does what it does–and probably never will–but study after study proves that good things happen when coffee’s on the job. And even healthy people get a health boost from coffee.

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Defining “Symptoms”

If you’ve been hanging around Too Pooped to Participate for a while, you know that I do go on about the fact your body knows what it needs, and it’s the only one that does. And also the fact that your body is talking to you about what it needs every minute of every day, […]

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Louis Pasteur Did Us Wrong!

Louis Pasteur is remembered for inventing pasteurization and the theory that germs cause disease. Nobody seems to remember, though, that many people in his day saw Pasteur as a plagiarizer and a fraud–who didn’t do his own research–whose main claim to fame was getting publicity. So, let’s look at this.

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