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What is Sweet Dairy Whey and Can I Use it as a Whey Protein Supplement?

by EricTEricT 27 Jun 2013 20:51

There are some companies that sell "Sweet Dairy Whey Powder" in bulk to consumers. This is very cheap, by the pound, compared to the typical whey protein supplement powders most strength training or bodybuilding trainees buy, and the price of whey protein has gone way up in the last year or so. The price of sweet dairy whey powder ranges from 3 to 4 bucks a pound, but it's possible to get it as low as one dollar a pound, if you buy in bulk. These powders are not flavored, and, despite the word sweet, are not sweetened.

27 Jun 2013 20:51

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Splenda Kills Healthy Intestinal Bacteria?

by EricTEricT 31 Jan 2013 17:02

Brief comment on a study out of Duke University that has lead to the speculation, and also conviction for some, that Splenda destroys healthy gut flora. I'm sure Mercola and others are all over this study. Thanks to Jeff Green for bringing this to my attention via his Facebook post. After that, I will move on the Mercola's little bombshell of Splenda being closer to DDT than sucrose.

31 Jan 2013 17:02

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Whey Protein Processing, Terms and Definitions: Countering the Misconceptions About Whey Protein Including 'Raw' Whey

by EricTEricT 20 Aug 2012 02:32

By Eric Troy

There is so much obsession, confusion, and supplement company shenanigans concerning whey protein products, I thought that what everyone needed was a thorough overview of the whey manufacturing process. That is, the whey powder manufacturing process.

Supplement companies use our ignorance against us: our ignorance of what whey is, how it is processed, and what all the terms attached to it mean.

20 Aug 2012 02:32

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Surprising New Nutrition Finding: Nutrition Articles on News Sites Suck

by EricTEricT 18 Aug 2012 23:19

By Eric Troy

Not a week goes by when someone doesn't bring up his/her mistrust of science. No area of science has less trust these days than those associated with nutrition and health.

How can we trust science when science constantly contradicts itself? That is what people ask.

18 Aug 2012 23:19

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Misconceptions About Food Nutrients, Toxic Plant Compounds, and Nutrition Information Versus Alternative Medicine

by EricTEricT 06 Jul 2011 03:20

In my post Homeopathy Is Not a Drug and Other Babbles I had quite a rant, albeit a very informative one, about some idiotic things a NaturalHealth.com article said about homeopathy and about homeopathy quackery in general. If you read that you will be more in flow with what is to follow. Cuz I'm not done!

Much of that post concerned chemicals. The food faddist or the homeopathic zealot, when he hears the word chemical, cries "POISON!" Yet, chemicals are what our food is made of and the term toxic chemical, taken by itself, is meaningless.

06 Jul 2011 03:20

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Natural and Processed Food, Nutritionism and Pollanisms

by EricTEricT 29 Mar 2011 19:59

There has been a lot of support for Michal Pollan's books for the last few years (he was on Colbert ) and his books "In Defense of Food" as well as his earlier book "The Omnivore's Dilemma" are both very popular. I even saw Mike Boyle singing the praises of Pollan while imagining he knew more about nutrition than "nutritionists" by virtue of having read Pollan's books. Even though, strictly speaking, Pollan is not a nutritionist but a journalist. But hey, I've also seen Mike Boyle and others sing the praises of Mercola, so go figure. I would hesitate to get my nutrition information from a strength coach or a journalist. That is not to say that I would not take their advice, but only that I would hesitate to consider that advice as seriously as I would consider the advice of someone who is a nutrition specialist.

29 Mar 2011 19:59

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Nutrition is Not a Top Ten Proposition and the Lycopene Bust

by EricTEricT 09 Aug 2010 02:28

I'm going to give you three vegetables. You pick the best one.

  • Tomatoes
  • Green (Bell) Peppers
  • Spinach

09 Aug 2010 02:28

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Strength Training and Nutrition Dogma

by EricTEricT 11 May 2010 16:36

Modern strength training has, in recent times, aligned itself with science more than ever in the past. Unfortunately the majority of the industry has no clear knowledge of the scientific process and in fact, doesn't really know what science is. Most strength trainers who use science tend to point to science as if it is a thing. However, although we use the word as if it means a concrete thing it is rather a practice or system of acquiring knowledge. When we ask "what's the science on this?" what we really should be asking is "what is the state of knowledge on this?".

11 May 2010 16:36

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