A dietitian puts extreme ‘clean eating’ claims to the test – and the results aren’t pretty – The Conversation

A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in ...

A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in products such as soy milk and low-fat yogurt, has been shown to reduce breast cancer incidence in rats. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My vegan breakfast from the Mirage buffet

My vegan breakfast from the Mirage buffet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This article published by the Conversation is worth a read. It may not be burgers for breakfast, but the diets that have launched some big online careers aren’t as healthy as you might think.

Source: A dietitian puts extreme ‘clean eating’ claims to the test – and the results aren’t pretty

In my language, many of the diets cited are fads and not based on scientific evidence. The article compares scientific good practice to some of the suggestions in the clean eating diets.

Thoughts?

Does Japan get enough sleep? | The Japan Times

Main health effects of sleep deprivation (See ...

Main health effects of sleep deprivation (See Wikipedia:Sleep deprivation). Model: Mikael Häggström. To discuss image, please see Template talk:Häggström diagrams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent read from the Japan Times. It reports that scientists confirm that sleep deprivation has a detrimental impact on physical and mental health.

Source: Does Japan get enough sleep? | The Japan Times

This quite lengthy article looks at case studies in Japan and international research evidence.

It seems that of the OECD countries, Japan and Korea get the least sleep on average and France tops the league for sleep.

The article cites evidence that sleep deprivation can be seriously harmful and too much sleep can be problematic just like too little.

Thoughts?