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Basic Scientific Lab Standards — Best Practices for a Replicable Dietary Intervention

NOTES: All of the best practices described below have been developed and hands-on tested in an actual dietary intervention study as feasible and minimally disruptive in a commercial-standard kitchen. The kitchen must be treated as a laboratory; a recipe is a protocol; foods are reagents; every item used in preparation and cooking is equipment and […]

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Why a Dormitory Setting is Needed for Replication and Valid Causal Conclusions in Dietary Intervention Studies

Non-food-exposures (NFEs) — including environmental conditions — are so numerous and variable that a precise replication of those is impractical and, perhaps, impossible. See: Reducing Non-Food Exposures in dietary intervention studies. Plastic contamination is also inescapable. Plastic micro-and nanoparticles —  as well as the chemical compounds used to produce the polymers — are ubiquitous in […]

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Indexing in Progress and Regularly Updated

Please be patient. A massive amount of information and photos on apparatus, food sourcing, preparation and other protocol-related data are being uploaded as swifty as possible given limited resources. Basic scientific principles designed to establish causality. Scientific standards and food-related laboratory best practices Black Box meals Controlling non-food exposures, Co-confounding factors and micro-nutrients. The problem […]

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