Archive Yearly Archives: 2015

End of the Year Podcast with Jay Campbell

My good friend Jay Campbell and I had an epic podcast session yesterday, covering among other things: Intermittent Fasting-How to do it for ultimate fat loss and maximum muscle preservation Insulin Sensitivity TRT Hard

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The 20 Principles of Rogue Health

A short while ago I wrote a piece that summed up my current anti-aging program. I thought I would do something similar here and in one place articulate the 20 Principles of Rogue Health. Science-based,

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Is there a cure for gray hair?

  A reader contacted me and noted that my hair was, in his words, white. (Thanks!) While I would like to consider it gray, in bright light it does indeed look white. Anyway, he asked me if I planned

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Anti-Cancer and Neuroprotective IP6

  IP6, or inositol hexaphosphate, is a natural phytochemical derived from rice bran but also found in grains and vegetables. Also known as phytic acid or phytate, it’s sometimes considered an

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Lipofuscin, the toxic waste of aging

As we and other organisms age, the means of dealing with intracellular junk decline. Autophagy, for instance, is a prime method that cells have of ridding themselves of and recycling structures and proteins

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Only Ten Percent Dietary Restriction Significantly Extends Lifespan

Calorie (or dietary) restriction is the most effective intervention for increasing lifespan in laboratory animals. It activates or deactivates a number of physiological pathways, leading to increased stress

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Could Cold Showers Cut Muscle Growth?

  Cold water immersion has its drawbacks Reader Rob pointed me to a study on how cold water immersion after a workout affects muscle growth: Post-exercise cold water immersion attenuates acute anabolic

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Blood donors live longer

One of the pieces of evidence used in our discussions of the health effects of iron has been the better health of blood donors. For example, blood donors have better insulin sensitivity and a greatly

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Why do older men have lower blood volume?

You learn something new every day, or anyway I try to. In the course of researching something else I discovered a study that showed that older men have substantially lower blood volume than younger men.(1)

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Is commercial pet food killing your pets?

Regular readers will, I hope, excuse this interruption from my usual stuff on men’s health, because I thought this issue was important. Namely, that commercial pet food may be killing your pets.

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Strength and longevity are compatible

Growth and aging are thought to be processes that are mirror images of each other. When development has stopped and maturity reached, cellular and biochemical processes that promote growth in the earlier

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Rogue Health Podcast: Control your health by controlling iron

Men have far higher rates of cancer and heart disease than women, and they die younger than women too. What could be behind this? As it turns out, there’s a good answer: iron. Men accumulate far

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Mascitelli on iron and disease

Luca Mascitelli, a doctor and Italian army officer, has written a ton of interesting papers and letters on the relationship between high iron stores and disease. This post is to highlight some of them.

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Iron Levels

This article adds to the discussion of my previous articles on iron and how its accumulation drives aging and disease. Please see them for fuller explanations of the physiology of iron and the implications

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Resistance training is critical for weight loss

“Weight loss” is a misnomer: when people want to lose weight, it means they want to lose fat. Unfortunately, when fewer calories are consumed than expended, along with fat, muscle is lost as

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Iron’s Crucial Role in Brain Aging

As I’ve written about extensively, accumulating iron looks like a very good candidate for the primary driver of aging. It follows that lowering iron or preventing its accumulation could substantially

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Rogue Health Podcast: Intermittent fasting, what it is, and how to do it

Here’s the latest Rogue Health and Fitness Podcast. Listen above, or… Download it. Or listen on SoundCloud.

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