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Re: “The Ins and Outs

"Many people feel lighter and detoxified afterward, having given their body a "rest" from activities like "breaking down food" and "fighting toxins." Others get surprisingly (and obnoxiously) vehement against juice cleanses"

Fuck you. Your body is SUPPOSED to break down food and if you have to use intentionally vague health descriptors like "toxins" to describe the act of EATING FUCKING FOOD, you are spewing 100% bullshit. People get annoyed or angry at the idea of juice cleanses not because they're going to kill you, but because we have to hear of all the wonderful benefits of your new trendy crash diet.

Want to lose weight? Change your lifestyle. Make meaningful changes to your actual diet. Drink less. Exercise more. Don't starve yourself for a week and try to tell me how great that weight loss is, because any weight loss that doesn't permit you to engage in physical activity is not healthy.

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Posted by Aestro on 02/02/2014 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Throwing Out Junk Science

Being anti-fluoride does not equal being anti-science. This is an ad-hominem attack against people who believe that they have a right to decide what goes into their own bodies. The accusation that it's some form of hubris to be skeptical of so-called scientific consensus is shortsighted and dangerous. The reality is that doctors have betrayed the public so many times that they have lost their trust permanently.

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Posted by Aaron Bridges on 02/01/2014 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Throwing Out Junk Science

Yes, great website. It's actually .org.

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Posted by Dani Tofte on 02/01/2014 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Throwing Out Junk Science

Also try: where Portland's own Mark Crislip (head of the infectious disease department at Legacy Health) and other MD's blog about this kind of stuff.

Also see, The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe Podcast, Skeptoid Podcast...

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Posted by Billie R. on 02/01/2014 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Throwing Out Junk Science

Great article! I believe in anthropogenic climate change and support measures to combat it because of the universal consensus that exists in the scientific community. Likewise, when the entire medical community (American Dental Association, British Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, etc.) supports fluoridating public water supplies and the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims it to be one of the “10 great public health achievements” of the 20th century, I don't have the hubris to think my paranoid Google-ing will leave me better informed than the experts. I was born and raised in Portland, love it here, and am never leaving, but our city's strain of pseudoscientific liberalism is giving Progressives a bad name! And worse, it's putting innocent children (who don't have a voice in such decisions) at risk.

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Posted by Brian Harvey on 02/01/2014 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Throwing Out Junk Science

Pubmed is fantastic for a whole host of reasons, the most obvious being the lack of any bias.

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Posted by The Showstopper on 02/01/2014 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Throwing Out Junk Science

The anti-fluoride decision was based on sound science - and economics.. no need to spend the taxpayer funds for something completely unnecessary unless there is some kind of cronyism going on. Kind of undermines the entire rest of your thesis to open with that.

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Posted by Mickey Roktska on 02/01/2014 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Throwing Out Junk Science

I really appreciate your pointing this out Eric. I hope to see more straight forward conversations about the anti-science movement and how it can be detrimental to our society. I know that this is not popular to point out the absurdity of some of these anti science positions, so I appreciate your bold stance.

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Posted by Camille Rynd on 02/01/2014 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Throwing Out Junk Science

Thank you, Eric. Liberals scoff at Conservatives who deny the science behind climate change and evolution, and then they don't vaccinate their children and practice Reiki.

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Posted by Dani Tofte on 01/31/2014 at 11:54 PM

Re: “The Hard Truth

The abdominal measurement referred to is the circumference around the belly button. As body fat is lost the abdominal circumference decreases (common sense). The waist is the thinnest part around the body between the belly button and the nipple. I have seen people lose way more than 2 inches around the circumference of the abdomen.
And yes, calves are hot.

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Posted by you! on 01/31/2014 at 8:25 PM

Re: “A Jock in the Park

You could also repeat the routine several times to increase the challenge when ready too

Posted by The Showstopper on 01/31/2014 at 11:13 AM

Re: “The Portland Mercury's Fitness Issue

PBR is so out dude. Rainer or gtfo

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Posted by The Showstopper on 01/31/2014 at 11:11 AM

Re: “The Ins and Outs

"lost more than the 7 ibs lost by the subject". Sorry, my comment was not totally cohesive.

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Posted by The Showstopper on 01/31/2014 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Throwing Out Junk Science

That was deep, Erik. You really schooled us!

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Posted by styrofoamcup on 01/31/2014 at 10:31 AM

Re: “A Jock in the Park

Good old basic stuff is the best and easy on the wallet. And morning workouts rev up the metabolism for the day if one can get them in.

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Posted by Lee Brodinsky on 01/31/2014 at 7:18 AM

Re: “Throwing Out Junk Science

Right, as though Science is some static thing. You still mad about fluoride, bro?

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Posted by George Hayduke on 01/31/2014 at 12:49 AM

Re: “Jazzercise or Zumba: Which Is Right for YOU?

I was a long time Jazzercise student and I recently became an instructor so I guess I am a little biased.:) I did take one Zumba class and while I thought the dance routines were fun and similar to Jazzercise, it didn't seem as challenging and I missed the strength training aspect. I am a big proponent of just getting out there and moving, so if Zumba is what does it for ya, great! But, don't let the stereotype of Jazzercise stop you from checking it out. The author of this article did a great job of explaining what a class is like. It's fresh in both it's music and fitness trends. There are no mirrors in most facilities. The people are welcoming and there is no judging. All fitness levels can experience a challenging, yet incredibly fun workout. It's the only one I have been able stick with...almost 20 years and still going strong!

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Posted by MichelleB on 01/30/2014 at 1:40 PM

Re: “The Portland Mercury's Fitness Issue

Fuck your mom

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Posted by starfish on 01/30/2014 at 12:57 PM

Re: “The Portland Mercury's Fitness Issue

Yea......Because hipsters exude fitness. Cram more American Spirits and PBR down your throats and shut the fuck up

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Posted by starfish on 01/30/2014 at 12:38 PM

Re: “The Portland Mercury's Fitness Issue

Yea.... Because hipsters ex fitness. Just keep

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Posted by starfish on 01/30/2014 at 12:34 PM

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