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Archive Monthly Archives: November 2016

Do Antidepressants and Other Psychiatric Drugs Kill a Half Million People a Year?

Executive Summary Antidepressant use is very high An anti-psychotic drug, Abilify, is the number one best-selling drug (by revenue) in the US People who take psychiatric drugs have much higher death rates Psychiatric

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Once A Week Workouts Are As Good As Three

How often should you lift weights to get good muscle growth? What’s the optimal frequency of workouts? While many fitness writers and bodybuilding websites say you should get to the gym many times

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New Young Blood Study Implicates Iron in Aging

Executive Summary Surgically joining the circulatory systems of a young and an old mouse may rejuvenate the old mouse A new study finds that benefit to the older mouse are much smaller than harm to the

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Calorie Restriction and Intermittent Fasting: Is There Any Difference?

Calorie restriction is the most robust life-extension intervention known. (Full text.) Animals that have their food severely restricted can live much longer — 50% or more longer — than fully

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Cholesterol vs Blood Sugar in Heart Disease

Is Cholesterol Associated with Heart Disease? If older people with higher cholesterol live longer, then it seems unlikely that high cholesterol causes heart disease. Adding to the evidence, or lack of

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N-Acetylcysteine: A Guide

N-acetylcysteine may be the most potent and healing supplement that most people have never heard of. It can be life changing. When people do hear about it, they wonder exactly what it is and whether they

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Weight Training and Extra Protein Build Muscle During Fat Loss

In a previous article I discussed how a group of overweight Boston Cops lost fat and gained muscle at the same time. Another study has done something similar and showed how to lose fat and gain muscle

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Getting Lean and Muscular Transforms Your Mindset

Does being in good health and good shape affect thought processes or your mental outlook? Does getting lean and muscular transform your mindset? I recently made the following assertion on Twitter: Get

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Guest Post: How to Stop Doubting Yourself

This is a guest post by Jennifer Landis, who writes at Mindfulness Mama, and on Twitter. Jennifer approached me about doing a guest post and I discovered that she indeed has interesting things to say. It

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Atrial Fibrillation and Iron

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart beat that involves the fluttering of the heart’s upper chambers (atria). It can lead to blood clots, stroke, and heart failure. Several million Americans

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