Category Archives: Lifestyle

Where Do They Find These Dieticians?

There are good dieticians, I know. But there appear to be A LOT more bad ones. And yes, I understand that they’re educated from a textbook written by Kelloggs. And they’re taught to revert to the Governmental Regulated Food Pyramid at all times. But why are they openly trashing low-carb, paleo diets? Job security? I…

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Research Recap – Nov 2015

Nutrition Intense food cravings may have a genetic component, as researchers identify two specific gene variants (FTO and DRD2) that are associated with increased brain activation for high-sugar, high-fat foods. ‘Food Quality Matters’ according to new evidence from the American Heart Association. Who found a 13% lower risk of type 2 diabetes in those eating…

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Cooking Books vs. Faking Research – What’s the Diff?

Earlier this month I was reviewing a blog post from Dr. Malcolm Kendrick (author of The Great Cholesterol Con and Doctoring Data) sharing information regarding a $2 billion lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline for falsifying research to get their antidepressant drug approved to sell. Sadly, this ‘truth’ was not uncovered until long after the drug had been…

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Sleep Loss = Muscle Loss (Bro!)

Recently I posted an article for T-Nation called “4 Ways Modern Life is Making You Fat” that covers the negative consequences of excess sitting, stressing, screen time, and insufficient sleep. With the underlying message that you can be doing everything right with respect to diet and exercise, while these lifestyle factors put a giant wrench…

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Research Recap – Oct 2015

Looking at the last week in October, it’s no wonder people don’t know what to eat anymore. Monday gave us the WHO report that processed meat is carcinogenic and red meat ‘probably’ carcinogenic, while Friday shared a review from the Lancet that low-fat diets don’t work for weight-loss. Fortunately, there’s only one study you need…

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5 Rules to Foolproof Your Paleo Diet

— Originally posted as a guest article for RobbWolf.com — If you’re already following a Paleo Diet, or something that closely resembles it, you know the drill: Eliminate grains, dairy, legumes and processed foods Only eat what runs, swims, flys, bleeds, and breathes If a caveman couldn’t eat it, you can’t Easy enough right? …you’d…

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The REAL Reason Asians Are Healthier

Historically, the Chinese and Japanese have been healthier than North Americans.  And it’s common to glorify 1 of the foods they eat (ex: soy), or 1 of the foods they ‘apparently’ eat less of (ex: red meat), when it’s not one food making the difference, it’s the diet (and lifestyle) as a whole. Recently I…

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The 20+ Muscles You’re Forgetting & Why They Continue to Weaken

— Originally posted as a guest article for StrengthSensei.com — The protocol for determining natural movement is pretty straight-forward: Look at hunter-gatherers Look at children How did we move before technological advances? And how did we move before we were told how to move? This is the same illustration I used to speculate whether steady-state…

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