Does Meat Cause Diabetes?

Continuing my series in which I evaluate the validity of various anti-meat arguments, we look next to diabetes. It has been suggested that meat, especially red meat, might contribute to diabetes by worsening insulin resistance, which prevents the body from clearing glucose from the blood stream. Since there isn’t a widely agreed upon mechanism for how meat might do this, let’s look at it from different possible angles. Continue reading

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Is Meat Bad For Your Bones?

I’ve already examined the ideas of The Alkaline Diet on this blog before, noting that the evidence suggests there is some merit to the role of acid forming foods and bone loss (1). However, just because a food is acid forming does not mean it is therefore bad for your bones. I believe meat is such an exception. Continue reading

The Alkaline Diet: A Review

In comparison to the other sciences, it’s only relatively recently that nutrition has gained some of the prominence it holds today. It’s a field of study that finds itself maturing and I believe the future will see many more people recognizing just how important a healthy diet is. We are, however, far from having one consensus on what exactly constitutes a “healthy diet”. Things can seem divisive among people to say the least, with plenty of disagreement, misinformation, and the occasional ridiculous bullshit being spewed onto anyone who’ll believe it. Because of this it can be hard to differentiate a scientifically sound argument from a fallacious concept. There are numerous theories on nutrition out there and it can be tough figuring out which ones are accurate.

One theory that has been around for awhile is the basis for an eating plan known as the alkaline diet. Continue reading