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Citrulline treats erectile dysfunction, promotes energy metabolism, and decreases mortality and fat mass

Citrulline treats erectile dysfunction A reader alerted me to the following study: Oral L-citrulline supplementation improves erection hardness in men with mild erectile dysfunction. In essence, citrulline

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Carbohydrate restriction may increase lifespan

Carbohydrates are essentially just long chains of glucose molecules strung together. Glucose is a sugar, which requires insulin in order to be taken up by cells. When carbohydrates are metabolized (digested),

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Activating AMPK for lifespan extension

AMPK senses the energy status of cells AMPK is a highly evolutionarily conserved energy sensor. By evolutionarily conserved is meant that essentially all living organisms, including of course humans, have

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Light exposure, obesity, and health

Humans exhibit a strong circadian rhythm in many physiological processes, with certain of these processes more strongly at work during daytime hours rather than night, and for others, vice versa. Most

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Organic food is a waste of money and a scam

So-called “organic” food is everywhere now, as the striking success of Whole Foods shows; even major chain supermarkets have organic sections. All the hip people eat organic, and even plenty

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Low Heart Disease Risk On a Low-Carb, High Fat, Paleo Diet

My blood lipid panel on a low-carbohydrate, paleo diet Recently I went to the doctor for a checkup, and he ordered a blood lipid panel, which indicates, or is supposed to indicate, heart disease risk. The

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Can excessive running kill you?

The concept of hormesis says that small doses of toxins can actually promote health. Chemical compounds such as resveratrol or sulforaphane cause an increase in cellular stress defense mechanisms. Too

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Muscle, fasting, and health: a rant

  Approaches that don’t maximise/preserve your muscle tissue optimally: – Intermittent fasting – Bulletproof Coffee – Carb Backloading Fads. — Nutrition & Training (@AlexFerentinos7)

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More muscle, less fat with chocolate and green tea polyphenols

In my latest book, Top Ten Reasons We’re Fat – go ahead and click that link, you know you want it – I discussed the drinking of coffee and tea as possible fat-loss aids. For coffee,

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The military school of health and long life

Aging means a progressive deterioration in physiological function and increasing susceptibility to disease and injury. In a nutshell, age means that the body weakens. Therefore, to deter aging, you have

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