Archive Monthly Archives: July 2016

How to Fast Without Fasting

Intermittent fasting, discussed many times on this site, is a potent anti-aging and health-promoting intervention. It lowers insulin and glucose levels, and therefore can be used to treat diabetes and

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Shift Work Is Bad for Health

Shift work is the working of any hours outside of normal daytime hours. Unfortunately, since many people do it, shift work is bad for health. The most common variations in shift work are the “swing

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Fasting and the Mechanism of Longevity

Self-cleansing and aging Arguably, the most important driver of aging is the decline in autophagy, the cellular self-cleansing process that rids cells of junk. Aging just is damage, yet at younger ages,

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High-Intensity Weighted Dips

High-intensity weighted dips, 7-19-2016. A video posted by P. D. Mangan (@pdmangan) on Jul 19, 2016 at 10:32am PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js A video I did today, showing the high-intensity

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Health Benefits of Ketones

Low carbohydrate consumption and ketones A ketogenic diet is characterized by the production of ketones, small molecules that the body can use as alternative energy sources. These molecules — beta

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Higher Blood Sugar and Insulin Raise the Odds of Dying

Insulin resistance and heart disease We know that there are good reasons to believe that insulin resistance may be one of the main causes of heart disease, and possibly the most important cause. Heart

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Cracking the Aging Code: The Science Book of the Year

In his new book, Cracking the Aging Code: The New Science of Growing Old and What It Means for Staying Young, Josh Mitteldorf, who has studied aging for decades and writes about it at his website, explores

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The Big Misconception About Weight Lifting

The big misconception about weight training: Does it increase aerobic fitness? Of all the misconceptions about strength training and weight lifting, one that comes up a lot is that they have no aerobic

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The 80/20 Rule in Fighting Aging and Obesity

Vilfredo Pareto first formulated the rule named after him, the Pareto Principle, or as it’s now often known, the 80/20 Rule. The rule states that in many phenomena, 20% of the inputs generate 80%

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