Archive Yearly Archives: 2017

Essential Oils Treat Baldness and Acne

Essential oils treat baldness A reader commented on my post on whether fungal infection causes male pattern baldness, and says that rosemary oil is making his hair grow back: After reading some studies

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Why a Low-Carb Diet Is Best for Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, you have a number of choices. The most popular is to cut calories and eat a low-fat diet. A way that’s becoming more popular, because it works much better, is to cut carbohydrates.

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Podcast with Mark Baxter

I recently had a conversation with my friend Mark Baxter. We discussed iron, high intensity weight training, why young men should care about longevity, and the bnest three supplements for men. Listen to

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Insulin Resistance Is a Major Risk for Cancer

Insulin resistance, the condition in which a person becomes insensitive to the effects of insulin and has to produce more insulin to overcome that insensitivity, ultimately leads to diabetes if it goes

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Fasting Insulin

A test for fasting insulin is one of the most important blood tests you can take; Dr. Joseph Mercola in fact believes that it’s the most important. It’s important because it shows the degree

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High Iron Means Increased Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Quick take: High iron means increased risk of gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes occurs in up to 10% of pregnant women, and can lead to complications for both mother and child. Complications include

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Iron and Fungal Infections

We saw recently that iron is involved, however unlikely it may seem, in producing dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, and quite possibly, male pattern baldness. These conditions all have in common that a

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Does Sugar Cause Heart Disease?

Does sugar cause heart disease? Evidence points to it. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found highly positive and graded correlations between sugar intake and death

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How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Slows Aging

Low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets (LCHF) have many health benefits. They can cause weight loss in overweight people without hunger, and improve insulin resistance and dramatically improve diabetes. Even

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Deadlifts for Reps

Here’s a video shot today. I’ve been concentrating not on increasing my max load lifted, but on increasing the number of reps. By the end of a 10-rep set, even 245 pounds feels like a lot –

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Higher Heart Disease Risk in Post-Menopausal Women Is Due to Iron

One of the key pieces of evidence leading to the implication that iron causes heart disease is the differential incidence of heart disease between men and women. Men have far higher rates of heart disease,

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Does Fungal Infection Cause Male Pattern Baldness and Heart Disease?

Quite the rabbit hole I’ve been down with my research. Does fungal infection cause male pattern baldness and heart disease? There’s an iron link to fungal infection too. This started when a

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Muscle, Fat, and Weight Loss

The best thing you can do to get and keep a trim body is to pay attention to your body composition, the proportion of muscle and fat your body has. Unfortunately, hardly anyone knows or does this. This

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The Truth About the Blue Zones

The so-called Blue Zones are regions where there’s a high proportion of very old people, nonagenarians and centenarians.  Is that really the truth about the Blue Zones? The number of Blue Zones

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