It is obvious by the fact that we are all on such a forum that people here like to get their geek on and thoroughly research things that interest them in the realm of health/nutrition/fitness. But what is your favourite topic to scour the internet for?
Personally, I love to read about nutrition and stumble upon blogs/articles/journals/books/magazines that highlight all the different ways you can heal yourself and change your body composition simply by what you consume.
But what intrigues you? What do you think about day in and day out, and have probably researched so much you deserve a doctorate in the field? Or, what do you wish had more resources that you could find out more about?
When I'm bored: StumbleUpon, searching "nutrition" or "health." Lectures on YouTube.
When I'm curious: Paleo/health blogs (Mark's Daily Apple, The Daily Lipid, Perfect Health Diet, etc.). Then checking to see what other Paleo/health blogs have written about that same topic.
When I'm super geeking out and feel like I'm on the verge of a scientific breakthrough: reading research articles (usually about saturated fat or cholesterol or hormones), check the references, read those articles, check more references, occasionally Google something, repeat. All this culminates in having a dozen or more tabs open, a loud groan of frustration, and walking away angrily from my laptop because I've realized everything is a contradiction and there's too many factors involved in--well, everything.
Geeking out for me usually means learning about very random things from watching videos on youtube. These things include but are not limited to: cheese making, sausage making, teepee building, Inuit hunting traditions, caribou, hunting in general, bush craft, tanning leather, earthship buildings, graphic surgeries ... and the list goes on and on. These are usually things that NO ONE that I know of is interested in or wants to discuss.
Once I learned how to train cats to poo in toilets.
I have never owned a cat.
I like researching fad diets and making myself cross with their bad science...
I'm currently reading the study that the (low-fat, healthy whole grain) DASH diet was based on and feeling quite amazed that a diet was allowed to emerge from such a flawed study! And annoyed that it's being promoted to the unwell...
Wow, my searches evolve weekly! Right now I'm big on researching fermented foods and the best/most cost effectie way to incorporate them into my diet.
My past searches have included: - Why we should limit dairy - The different components of sugar and how they are broken down in the body - The evolution of the standard american diet - Government (and lobbyist) involvement in SAD - Generally ANYTHING to make the most of my paleo journey!
Also, I usually share my research with my (always-skeptical) husband. So i'm always trying to find "scientific proof" to back up my findings :)
It's funny because I never had an interest in nutrition research until I started paleo. There's so much knowledge out there to be had and I am absolutly enjoying soaking it all in.
Memoy improvement websites and stress reduction... Right now I'm obsessed with khanacademy and memrise. I read a lot of paleo websites even though I'm not a big meat eater. I like the more science based approach.
I usually surf freely reading a oddball collection of articles mostly about being human, nutrition, exercise, mental awareness, consciousness and so on. one of my favorite website is http://psychedelicadventure.blogspot.com/ it has a quirky collection of articles some with factual evidence others being airy fairy monbo jumbo half the fun is figuring out which is which.
I'm a relationship geek. Before I inherited my mom's books, 90% of my library was self help/psych. I've been hanging out in success forums on the internet, but I've found a relationship forum that really captivates me. I minor in job-hunting. :D
My paleo interest comes from having a stupid genetic condition that is annoyingly limiting. Good food helps it not be worse than it is. So maybe a second minor in medicine.