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Tue Apr 22

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swiing replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:20 PM

Re: Cut salt, reduce deaths

Salt by itself is probably not the problem in America.

Not the problem but part of the problem combined with other factors like obesity, lack of exercise and poor diet in general.

Salt has been shown to increase blood [more]

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swiing replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 5:00 PM

Re: Definitely worth a cross-post...

Hmmm.... how many bananas does it take to balance an excess of 1000 mg of Na+

Five. 4.74 bananas at 422 mg K per banana to balance the 1000 mg of Na

According to Paul Whelton you should eat twice as much K as Na (within [more]

Mon Apr 14

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swiing replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 10:26 PM

Re: snyder's gluten free pretzels

.... like, just eat Real Food, minus what you know contains ...

Completely agree.

If you primarily make your own food, you really get a good feel for what is in it, your taste buds come back to life and you don't crave the [more]

Tue Apr 8

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swiing replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:58 PM

Re: New Car Fever Again

every time I take it for an oil change it needs repairs

When I take my car in for an oil change they usually have at least one marginally expensive repair they think should be done that is rarely (I think thus far never) necessary. In [more]

Mon Apr 7

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swiing replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 5:39 PM

Re: Some foods bad for you?

I honestly do not think you can name a food that someone on the internet hasn't blogged a compelling story of why it should be avoided. If the food happens to be a popular health food, you'll get more media coverage.

Sun Apr 6

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swiing replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 11:29 PM

Re: Just wondering

I'm rather surprised that there seem to be so many people here that want to believe a person might be unable to lose weight on a diet of 1000 kCal per day... A diet significantly below starvation levels.

Fri Apr 4

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swiing replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 2:04 PM

Re: Just wondering

VeeEnn has done a thorough job describing the "1500 kCal" diet myth and the calories in versus calories out so I'm just moving to a simplistic approach. In the end it does not matter your genes or any of the other complexities. You [more]

Mon Mar 31

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swiing replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:23 PM

Re: Bottled water

The type of bottled water you buy really just depends on what marketing message resonates with you. Do like the sound of "Pure Life" or "Crystal Clear Geyser". Perhaps one named for a location like "Callistoga" is more [more]

Fri Mar 28

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swiing replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:22 PM

Re: Poll: Cooktop - how much usage a week?

Fridges have come a long way in energy efficiency in the last decade or so. A new fridge is probably using less than 700KWH per year. If you have an old fridge you can test its energy use with an inexpensive "Kill-A-Watt" meter. [more]

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swiing replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:20 PM

Re: PD: Stop Rachel

Smart phones can use crowd sourced spam filters like "Mr Number" or "Call Control". If enough people report a number as spam then it gets blocked for all. Mr. Number is free. Call Control is $8 but more powerful and will also [more]

Thu Mar 27

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swiing replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 11:36 AM

Re: Carrying extra weight could be healthier for

b) Studies like this don't take account of the folk who lost large amount of weight because of the diseases that actually led to their death...<i/>

I didn't investigate the studies but if they don't take this into account then they
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Wed Mar 26

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swiing replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 4:29 PM

Re: another genes/weight interaction study

These studies on genes and obesity can be somewhat interest but I hope they don't confuse people into believing they are genetically predetermined to be obese.
Our genes have not changed in any significant manner in the last 50 years yet obesity [more]

Thu Feb 27

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swiing replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 11:18 PM

Re: dark chocolate

Every month or so DW and I get a 80 - 85% single origin chocolate bar (all the people on the LBYM board can suck on that) for comparative analysis. I just thought I was livin large and enjoying chocolate.

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swiing posted to the Health and Nutrition board. 2:12 PM

Good news for Kids and Sugar.

Five year old kids are drinking less sugar and are less obese than a decade ago.


...a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the first broad decline in an epidemic that often leads to [more]

Wed Feb 26

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swiing replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:56 PM

Re: TracFone Frustrations

I just add minutes once a year for about $80(1200 minutes) which does not take more than 5 minutes and automatically get the triple minutes. Not sure about "promo codes".

Tue Feb 25

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swiing replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:30 PM

Re: Another Yahoo Laura Quinn Article

I hope I'm not earning this idiot money when I click on her articles...

I wonder if yahoo does pay some small amount per click. It would be surprising that so many articles would be offered free.

Her advice is so childlike [more]

Thu Feb 20

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swiing replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 2:22 PM

Re: Trans fats from cooking

What letter/ You did NOT link!!!!!!!!!!!

Kahuna, CFA


I was just referring to the OP who mentioned a letter to the editor that said "trans fat was created when cooking", of which I was skeptical.

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swiing replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 2:17 PM

Re: February

Puzzled looks all around and I mentioned the high sugar content

Probably the same puzzled look as when they learn that children do not need the sugar-water beverage euphemistically called a Sports Drink just because the kid is doing [more]

Tue Feb 18

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swiing replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 1:55 PM

Re: Trans fats from cooking

"The number of *recs* a post receives may or may not be inversely proportional to its merit"


More than a dozen rec's and it's probably political commentary. I don't even waste my time on the humor & urban legend [more]

Wed Feb 12

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swiing replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 10:04 PM

Re: Trans fats from cooking

CONCLUSIONS:

Baking and stir-frying at normal and/or extreme temperatures do not significantly affect the amounts of trans fats. Likewise, heating oil to the smoking point during stir-frying may decrease the amount of polyunsaturated fatty [more]

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