Archive Monthly Archives: April 2015

What can happen to an old person in the hospital

My mother, age 93, recently suffered a serious stroke. She was transferred to a big-city hospital that specializes in stroke treatment, where a highly qualified and brilliant, to put it mildly, doctor

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An Intermittent Fasting Schedule for Weightlifters

Fasting boosts muscle mass and metabolism The latest paper on calorie restriction (CR) as it relates to muscle shows that CR in middle-aged rats preserves muscle mass. It does this by activating AMPK,

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How evolution and exercise prevent heart disease

Exercise potently prevents heart disease It’s well-established that exercise protects against heart disease. Men who exercise vigorously have about half the risk of fatal  and non-fatal heart

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High-Intensity Training: Why You Should Do It

High-intensity training (HIT), sometimes known as high-intensity interval training, is a form of exercise that takes only a few minutes a week, and has been shown to be vastly superior to traditional

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A Low-Carb Diet Is an Anti-Aging Diet

  Americans eat carbs by the truckload If you want to look like the average overweight schlub, and age and get illnesses like him, one of the best ways to do so is to eat like him. Make sure to get

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Intermittent Fasting Boosters / Autophagy Enhancers

Calorie restriction and its twin, intermittent fasting, are the most robust life extension interventions known, extending life in lab animals and primates, sometimes by 50% or so. Intermittent fasting

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Food Addiction and Obesity

The following is Reason No. 3 from my book Top Ten Reasons We’re Fat: And What to Do About It, available at Amazon. Not long ago, and to some extent even now, some people, both experts and laypersons,

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Autophagy as mechanism of action of psychoactive drugs

I wrote the following and posted it at The Winnower, a website dedicated to open-access science and post-publication peer review. The Winnower will allow science writers and bloggers to cross-post at

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