Category Archives: Health & Longevity

% of Calories or Not, It’s a High-Protein Diet (or it should be)

There’s no denying the fact that reducing your carbohydrate intake and eating copious amounts of fat will transform your health and body composition; especially if you’re experiencing any symptoms of metabolic derangement (insulin resistance, obesity). And it’s nice to see this information finally hitting the mainstream. As we’ve been pretty much forced to do the…

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Research Recap – Apr 2016

Nutrition A new paper from the New Zealand Medical Association outlines the highly effective, and very simple protocol for reversing and preventing diabetes – eat less carbs! Here’s a quote that sums it up perfectly: “In individuals dependent on insulin and other hypoglycaemic medication, the difficulty of matching higher intakes of carbohydrates with the higher…

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More Bad News for Vegetarians and Vegetable Oil

Every year there’s a new study attacking red meat, even though we’ve been eating it a lot longer than people have been avoiding it. And frankly, it’s what makes us human. The same can be said with respect to saturated fat. As historically speaking, we evolved from a diet high in animal fats – which…

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Research Recap – Mar 2016

Nutrition An excellent article from Sujata Gupta in the journal Nature discusses what happened when we started eating meat, and what happens when we don’t eat it. Key takeaways include: To build and maintain a more complex brain, our ancestors used ingredients found primarily in meat, including iron, zinc, vitamin B12 and fatty acids. Deficiencies…

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – The Most Common Autoimmune Condition You’ve Never Heard Of

Thyroid receptors are present in every cell in the body, and the thyroid hormones affect all major systems – having a direct impact on digestion, metabolism, cholesterol, body temperature, glucose tolerance, cognitive function, and fertility (to name a few). Sadly, thyroid dysfunction is on the rise. And though it’s rarely discussed, synthetic hormone medications are…

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The Antidote for Alzheimer’s

Once you understand how excess carbohydrates can negatively affect your body (1, 2, 3), it’s easy to see how they can wreck your brain. Yet, conventional wisdom continues to tell us obesity and diabetes are controllable, while Alzheimer’s and dementia are just ‘bad luck’?? Sure, there’s some genetic susceptibility (ApoE4), but this does NOT mean…

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Research Recap – Feb 2016

Nutrition: A new review study shows that heavily baked and boiled vegetables have less nutritional value than their raw counterparts, because of reductions in polyphenols (antioxidants). Interestingly, frying and steaming (in a pressure cooker) seemed to have the opposite affect; increasing the nutrient levels by 50 and 125%. The other way you can improve the…

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5 ACTUAL Super Foods (Hint: Agave Isn’t 1 of Them)

If you look hard enough, you can come up with something “super” about any food. But, what you should really be looking at, is whether all those benefits make up for the drawbacks. For instance, you could say soy is high in protein, or wheat is high in fiber, but does that mean they’re good…

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