Monday, September 16

Love the post below from the Food Science Babe on Instagram. She points out how marketers will use fancy language and celebrities to sell us stuff, even if it’s not true or doesn’t make any sense at all.

Don’t believe marketing hype. Do your research and make informed decisions on what to put in your body. I’d encourage you to check out the Food Science Babe feed for lots of great, science-based, posts on nutrition.

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I looked more into that water that goopy doopy (Gwyneth Paltrow) is hawking. See my post from yesterday if you don’t know what I’m talking about. . . The amount of NOPE on their website makes me wonder if a prerequisite to working there is having never taken a chemistry course literally ever. . . It repeatedly states that the water has a “pH of +/- 8.1” Can someone help me out here??? That’s not how +/- works. Here’s how our bodies regulate pH btw: . . <<pH is tightly regulated around the body with many different mechanisms to make sure pH stays constant. The main way is through the bicarbonate buffer system that exists in your blood. In biochemistry, buffers are systems that strongly resist changes in pH despite the addition of acidic or basic chemicals. A well designed buffer system, like the one in our blood, will keep a tight pH range despite the addition of large amounts of acidic or alkaline chemicals. CO2 is a large part of this system for humans, altering respiratory rate affects the system by adding or eliminating CO2. If the blood gets too acidic, a condition called acidosis, respiratory rate increases to bring the pH back up, and if the blood gets too alkaline, called alkalosis, respiratory rate can decrease so more CO2 can dissolve into the blood. This system allows the body to keep pH of blood between 7.35 and 7.45. There is 5 L of blood at this pH, so adding 12 ounces of pH 9 water is highly unlikely to affect this system in any meaningful way. In fact if it did we would be in trouble, as many of the things we drink (e.g. orange juice) have much larger pH differences from our blood. The pH of the extracellular space is also kept around this pH by a similar mechanism.>> . . So, our bodies take care of pH regulation by simply BREATHING. More on pHony water: https://www.acsh.org/news/2015/07/30/fact-checking-phony-water More on the lack of evidence for alkaline water: https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/alkaline-water-surges-despite-lack-of-evidence/ . . #chemistry #alkalinewater #flow #acidbase #ph #thatsnothowitworks #science #scicomm #celebrities #goop #gwenythpaltrow #snakeoil #pseudoscience #charlatan #fraud #scientificallyilliteratebuffoons

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Workout for Monday, September 16
Min 0 to 10 for Time

Row 1,000/800m
At min 1: 1 Thruster (95/65)
At min 2: 2 Thrusters
At min 3: 3 Thrusters
*Continue Adding 1 Thruster at the top of every minute.

Min 10 to 20

Row 1,000/800m for Time
At min 1: 1 Thruster (95/65)
At min 2: 2 Thrusters
At min 3: 3 Thrusters
*Continue Adding 1 Thruster at the top of every minute.

At Min 20

Run 800m for Time

CrossFit 616