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Protein Is Dangerous… But Only If You Have Certain Diseases

Last week, a female bodybuilder from Australia (Meegan Hefford) died from what nearly every news outlet has called “too much protein” (or something along those lines). There’s a ton of stories out there, here’s just one. Buried within these stories is the true nature of Hefford’s untimely death: a urea cycle disorder, a metabolic disease […]

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Upcoming ClimbSci Podcast

Tom and I are preparing to record the second episode of ClimbSci and we’re looking for questions! This time we’re going to be talking about carbohydrates, specifically how carbs fit into our diet in terms of energy provision—other carb-related topics like fiber we’re going to leave for future discussions. If you have a question about […]

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There’s Nothing Inherently Dangerous or Unhealthy About Gluten-Free Diets

After my last quick post on the gluten-detecting device with no peer-reviewed science to back it, I wanted to quickly write about the other side of gluten-free diets as well—specifically, that there’s nothing inherently dangerous or unhealthy about them. I wanted to write this because I’ve recently seen a deluge of articles about gluten-free diets leading […]

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Webcast Update #3

One final update: Tom and I have successfully recorded the inaugural episode of the Climbing Science Cast (ClimbSciCast), and will release it for viewing/listening sometime next week! We have to upload and annotate the episode, and put up notes and references to go with it, but other than that we’re all set. The episode did […]

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