Taking a look at highschool maths and physics

It feels like a lifetime ago since I graduated from highschool, and sat my admission exams to college. At the time, most of my friends and I had chosen our majors (mostly engineering and hard sciences), but we still hadn't understood how the boring maths and physics that we'd been taught had anything to do … Continue reading Taking a look at highschool maths and physics

What is metabolic damage? – A very basic introduction

Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, and the content of this website was created for informational purposes only. Such content is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. During the past weeks we've talked about starvation mode: what it is, when it happens and what is phases are. This … Continue reading What is metabolic damage? – A very basic introduction

The Three-Body Problem

It's been quite some time since the last time a book forced me to read it. That's right, forced me to read it. For a while now I've been hearing about how good The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin is. So last friday I got the audiobook version, and began listening to it at the gym. … Continue reading The Three-Body Problem

What is starvation mode? – Final remarks

Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, and the content presented in this website is intended for information purposes only. Such content should not be construed as medical advice, consultation, diagnosis or treatment. Last week we took a look at one of the papers that Wikipedia has as a reference for its article on … Continue reading What is starvation mode? – Final remarks

On regular mental health checkups

I am not a regular viewer of The Lawful Masses with Leonard French, but on February 4 they published a video that gave me some food for thought. In this video, Leonard and his co-hosts talk about an order from Michigan Supreme Court in which the Court considers adding questions regarding mental health to the … Continue reading On regular mental health checkups

What is starvation mode? – The Metabolic Phases of Starvation

Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, and the content presented in this website is intended for information purposes only. Such content should not be construed as medical advice, consultation, diagnosis or treatment. Last week we went through a very basic reading of the Wikipedia page on Starvation Mode / Starvation Response, and we focused … Continue reading What is starvation mode? – The Metabolic Phases of Starvation

Lessons from Vice and BuzzFeed

As you probably know, on February 1 Vice Media confirmed that it would lay off 10% of its staff, shedding around 250 people. BuzzFeed clearly wanted to join in the fun, as its CEO, Jonah Peretti, announced the media company would lay off 15% of its staff, letting go of around 200 workers worldwide. What … Continue reading Lessons from Vice and BuzzFeed

What is starvation mode? – A very basic introduction

Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, and the content of this website was created for informational purposes only. Such content is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. Starvation mode is a common term in the weight loss, fitness, and health communities. It is also, however, often misused and … Continue reading What is starvation mode? – A very basic introduction

So what is Shibe-Batsu?

Shibe-Batsu is a blog with several goals in mind: Document my quest in trying to make sense of, and rebut fatlogic. The idea is to pick apart a fatlogic claim per week, and to do so by relying on peer-reviewed research. New posts will be published every monday morning, and an archive can be found … Continue reading So what is Shibe-Batsu?