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Archive Monthly Archives: January 2015

Mindset

He who has always spared himself much will in the end become sickly of so much consideration. Praised be what hardens! – Nietzsche Meet Sonny (Sam Bryant, Jr.), a 70-year old body builder who says

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Anxiolytic, Nootropic, and Fat-Burning Theanine

Health-protective effects of green tea A fairly large amount of research has studied green tea and its components, because they “may contribute to a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease

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Fasting and Exercise Increase Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a protein, one of a number of nerve growth factors. The longstanding dogma that the brain does not make new nerve and brain cells has been dropped; neurons

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Podcast with Jay Campbell, and a new edition of ‘Smash’

A little blogging news: first of all, I recorded another podcast with Jay Campbell of FabFitOver40.com. Jay’s a great podcast host, and really keeps the ball rolling. We discussed hormesis, intermittent

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Resolving the Resistance Training Paradox

The Resistance Training Paradox: Growth vs Longevity A few weeks ago I wrote about what I called The Resistance Training Paradox, the paradox consisting of the fact that resistance training (weightlifting)

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New Book: Top Ten Reasons We’re Fat

My new e-book has dropped: Top Ten Reasons We’re Fat is available on Amazon in Kindle format. If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry, as you can download a Kindle reading app for PC

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Is the response to calorie restriction purposeful?

Today’s post is a bit different, since so far as I can see no actionable advice can come from it. So you may wish to stop reading here. Several months back, I wrote a paper on some ideas of mine,

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The Optimal Anti-Aging Strategy

Most of us who are into health and fitness also want to know how we can inhibit the aging process, so as to have a healthy old age free of illness, and hopefully live a long time. We’re aware of

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Too clean for our own good?

The advent of the paleolithic diet makes one realize that there are many other ways that modern lifestyle differs from that of our long-ago ancestors besides food. They had no bright lights interfering

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Male reproductive health and lifestyle

Lifestyle factors, such as diet, exercise, and sleep, influence many aspects of our physiology, including sperm production. Lifestyle impact and the biology of the human scrotum The possession of a scrotum

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