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Pornography Addiction

Pornography as we now know it, that is broadband internet pornography, is a product of the sexual revolution, so it is a relatively recent phenomenon. Its consumption is condemned by a wide swathe of the

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Podcast with Jay Campbell

I recently did a podcast with Jay Campbell of Fabulously Fit Over 40 (FabFitOver40.com), and it is now available online. Jay and his wife Monica are fitness models and competitors and are in incredible

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The starvation hormone increases lifespan

In the last post, I discussed the growth-longevity trade-off in the context of intermittent fasting. In this post, I’ll discuss some further evidence for the connection between growth and lifespan. A

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Intermittent fasting and the growth-longevity tradeoff

An article at the Poliquin group purports to give the pros and cons of intermittent fasting, but it actually consists entirely of cons. There are many arguable “facts” in the article, for

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Biomarkers of aging

Body temperature would seem to have an almost intuitive connection to lifespan. One of the original theories of aging was a metabolic one: the faster an organism burns, the sooner it burns out. Therefore

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Four ways to beat anxiety

Good health is not just about physical health, but about mental health. Usually, good mental health accompanies good physical health; the Romans used to have an expression for this: mens sana in corpore

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Hormesis for health

In the last post I wrote about the process of hormesis for health and how it relates to exercise. As noted in that post, hormesis describes a process that has wide application, namely the placing of a

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Fitness does not equal health

Damaging your body through excessive exercise I was inspired to write this on seeing a recent video (which I can’t find at the moment) of a couple of female runners crossing the finish line of the

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Exercise doesn’t help weight loss

Lots of people, the majority I would say, believe that exercise is a key determinant of obesity and weight loss. Food companies want you to believe this; there’s even a term for what food companies

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Age is no bar to fitness

A few people asked me whether it was me on the cover of my recent book. Alas, it was not; it was a stock photo of a male model several decades younger than me. But this photo is me; while it’s not

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Depression Is an Inflammatory Disease

I’m a big fan of the work Michael Maes, M.D., a Dutch biological psychiatrist who now works in Australia. Dr. Maes has done much to establish the biological correlates of mental illness, especially

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How to lose fat

The above diagram is taken from a paper by Jeff Volek and co-authors, Low-Carbohydrate Diets Promote a More Favorable Body Composition Than Low-Fat Diets (pdf). It shows that the breakdown of fat, or lipolysis,

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Diabetes cured with diet and exercise

The scourge of the obesity epidemic One of the worst consequences of the obesity epidemic is skyrocketing rates of type 2 diabetes. In the U.S., around 26 million people have diabetes, and perhaps even

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Five Ways to Be in the Top 10% of Men

The pathetic average Lots of men are looking to get ahead in life. (If instead you’re one of those who lives for his widescreen TV, you can stop reading right now.) The average man in this country

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Preface to my book: Why men need to take action for their health

I’ve been told that the preface to my book, Best Supplements for Men’s Health, Fitness, and Virility, is fairly “red pill”. For those unfamiliar with the term, it refers to a set

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Caffeine extends lifespan, protects against glucose toxicity

A screen for lifespan-extending drugs found six, including caffeine A recent study set out to screen for FDA-approved drugs that might extend lifespan: FDA-Approved Drugs that Protect Mammalian Neurons

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