Archive Monthly Archives: June 2016

Intermittent Fasting Decreases Heart Disease Risk

Intermittent fasting — the practice of going without food for any period of time longer than about 12 hours, including sleep time — has many benefits. Among them are fat loss, better insulin

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Why Exercise Doesn’t Burn Fat

Aerobic exercise doesn’t hold a candle to weight lifting when it comes to fat loss, the reasons for which were explored in a previous post and in my book, Muscle Up. In a nutshell, only resistance

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Health Benefits of Blood Donation Are Immediate

High iron causes disease Body iron stores are correlated with and likely causative of cancer, heart disease, infections, and lots of other bad things, all of which I discussed in my recent book, Dumping

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How to Inhibit Myostatin for Muscle Growth and Longer Life

Myostatin is a hormone that regulates muscle growth negatively, so that higher myostatin means less muscle. Weightlifting decreases the level of myostatin, which is to be expected, since weightlifting

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Stop Eating All the Time

The Most Important Anti-Aging Advice Once when I was talking to someone about my book on aging and the actions that we can take to slow it, this person asked me what was my most important piece of anti-aging

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Why Men Must Check Their Iron for Good Health

I’ve written a lot about the dangers of excess iron. But what constitutes an “excess” amount of iron is key here. Ferritin is the most important measure of iron, but the normal range

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The Richest Sources of Dietary Polyphenols Are Not What You Think

Polyphenols are plant compounds that are associated with good health.(1) “Polyphenols are secondary metabolites of plants and are generally involved in defense against ultraviolet radiation or aggression

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How to Raise Testosterone with Arimidex

Awhile back, I discussed how I decided to raise my testosterone level and how I did it. Basically, my doctor prescribed me anastrozole (trade name Arimidex), an aromatase inhibitor which lowers estradiol,

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Multi-Supplement Abolishes Brain Cell Loss

A scientist named C. D. Rollo has done extensive work on the ability of a complex supplement to combat aging. He uses a strain of transgenic mice that have high levels of growth hormone and IGF-1, which

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Antidepressants Are Placebos

Do antidepressants actually work to treat depression? They do have some effect, although in most studies the effect is barely distinguishable from the placebo control. Irving Kirsch, a psychiatry professor

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