My love for National Geographic

A couple of years before finishing elementary school I travelled to Nicaragua with my grandmother. The main goal of the trip was for us to meet my aunt's husband's family. A play-by-play talk of the trip would require a dedicated blog post at the very least, and perhaps I'll write it at a later time. … Continue reading My love for National Geographic

What are macronutrients? – Carbohydrates 101

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. In previous posts we've talked about the starvation response (aka starvation mode), metabolic adaptation (aka metabolic damage), the thermic effect of … Continue reading What are macronutrients? – Carbohydrates 101

Death’s End

Disclaimer: This not-a-review might contain spoilers for The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin. If you're not into spoilers, read no further. In previous posts I've talked very briefly about my impressions of Cixin Liu's first two of books in his Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy. This week I read the last book of the series, … Continue reading Death’s End

What is thermogenesis?

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. We've previously covered starvation mode / starvation response, metabolic damage, and the thermic effect of food. This week we'll go over … Continue reading What is thermogenesis?

Moving a lot doesn’t mean advancing

I arrived a little late to the twit down below, about a week late, actually. The moment I read it, though, I was transported back in time to those interesting years when I was working as a lab intern, then the time I worked on my bachelor's thesis and the couple of years that followed … Continue reading Moving a lot doesn’t mean advancing

What is the thermic effect of food?

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. We've previously talked about how the body responds to long term caloric restriction, and we've also dipped our feet into some … Continue reading What is the thermic effect of food?

The Dark Forest

Source: pixabay.com Disclaimer: This sort-of-review might contain spoilers for The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin. If you're not into spoilers, read no further. On a previous post I talked about Liu Cixin's The Three-Body Problem, the first entry of his Remembrance of Earth's Past Trilogy. In that post I talked about how I just had to … Continue reading The Dark Forest

So what actually is metabolic damage?

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. Last week we went over a couple of definitions on metabolic damage. Those definitions were rather vague, and seemingly inconsistent among … Continue reading So what actually is metabolic damage?