Archive Yearly Archives: 2017

Interview with Shawn Baker, M.D.

I interviewed Shawn Baker, M.D., a surgeon, athlete, and advocate of zero-carb eating. He was a power lifter, played rugby, and competed in the Highland Games earlier in life, and now at the age of 50,

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How Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Health

Omega-3 fatty acids, types of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are most abundant in fish and fish oil, have long been associated with lower risk and/or mortality from heart disease. Meta-analyses of supplementation

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The Importance of Exercise Intensity

Exercise is a uniquely beneficial health practice, one that improves health, decreases mortality, and that just generally improves overall quality of life. Anyone who exercises regularly knows the feeling

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Vegetable Oils Promote Aging

Wrapping up a series of articles on how industrial seed oils, aka vegetable oils, endanger health and promote male infertility, this article will show how vegetable oils promote aging. Mitochondria and

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Vegetable Oils Promote Male Infertility

We recently discussed how industrial seed oils, better known as vegetable oils, are dangerous to health and should as much as possible be eliminated from the diet of anyone who wants to stay healthy. For

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Carbohydrates, Not Saturated Fat, Are Correlated with Cardiovascular Disease

We’ve been told for many decades now to avoid saturated fat to lessen our risk of heart and other cardiovascular disease. But as with so many other pieces of mainstream health wisdom, the doctors

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How to Increase Insulin Sensitivity, and Why

Insulin sensitivity means how sensitive the cells of the body are to the effects of insulin, the hormone that promotes the uptake of nutrients, especially glucose, into cells. Good insulin sensitivity

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Protein Supplementation Increases Muscle Mass

People who train for strength and/or muscle growth by lifting weights have long supplemented with protein in order to get the biggest gains possible from their exercise. Whey protein has been studied extensively

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Vegetable Oils Are Dangerous to Health

For many decades, health authorities have extolled the alleged virtues of vegetable oils, at the same time that they’ve been denigrating meat. Vegetable oils, they tell us, are full of “healthy”

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Red Meat Is Health Food

Many health authorities denigrate meat, especially red meat, saying that it will clog arteries, cause cancer, and ruin the planet. In reality, red meat is health food, both for what it contains and what

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Why Ray Kurzweil’s Supplement Stack Is the Wrong Approach to Anti-Aging

Ray Kurzweil (b. 1948), is a noted computer scientist, futurist, and author of a number of books, most notably The Singularity Is Near, in which he states his case for a scenario of the future so technologically

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Anti-Aging Technology Hype and Reality

Many newly formed companies and ventures are in a race to find and develop anti-aging technologies, for whoever figures out how to substantially extend human lifespan can make a fortune. But it appears

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Can Eating Less Make You Live Longer?

Calorie restriction  compared with other mammals. If so, CR must extend life span on average 30% in humans. Given an average life span of 80 years, that would be 24 years. However, current human life

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4 Reasons to Take Whey Protein for Muscle and Health

I made this short video to discuss the 4 reasons to take whey protein for muscle and health. (Article continues below.)   Fast Protein Whey protein is “fast”, which in this case doesn’t

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Longer Life Through Lower Blood Sugar

Many experiments and studies on life extension have found the interesting and important result that lowering blood glucose (blood sugar) and/or restricting dietary carbohydrates means longer life. This

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The Normal Values for Testosterone and Why They Matter

If you get a lab test for testosterone, the hormone that gives men their distinctively male characteristics, your result will be accompanied by a “normal range” (or “normal values”,

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