Archive Yearly Archives: 2018

Resistance Training Treats Depression

Depression has been called the common cold of psychiatric disorders, and at this point, huge numbers of Americans take antidepressant drugs. But there may be a better way, since resistance training treats

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Senolytics, an Anti-Aging Technology

A new class of compounds known as senolytics may revolutionize anti-aging medicine. These compounds target and selectively remove senescent cells, which may be a prime cause of the aging phenotype. Senescent

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Metabolic Syndrome Promotes Chronic Disease

Metabolic syndrome is the most insidious promoter of chronic disease, such as heart disease and cancer, in the U.S. and much of the world today. If you avoid metabolic syndrome, you’ll greatly decrease

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Ketones Protect Arteries

The health of arteries is vastly important for aging and prevention of chronic disease, most notably coronary artery disease, and it’s also important for the health of organs such as the kidney and

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Carbohydrates Increase Death Rates

Health authorities have told us to eat more carbohydrates – “healthy whole grains” – for the past several decades, as a benign alternative to allegedly deadly saturated fat. Their

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How to Lose Weight without Hunger

There are many ways to lose weight (fat), but some entail much more difficulty than others (bariatric surgery), while others may be dangerous to health (diet pills). The greatest hurdle to losing weight,

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The Anti-Aging Blueprint

I’m proud to announce the launch of my new course, The Anti-Aging Blueprint Masterclass. Are you worried about an older age filled with chronic disease? If you follow mainstream health advice, your

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Insulin Is at the Nexus of Health, Disease, and Aging

In the last two articles, we discussed the importance of a low-insulin lifestyle, and how modern foods, particularly seed oils, increase insulin resistance. In this article, we’ll discuss why insulin

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Why Stress and Recovery Are Essential for Long Life

Stress and recovery are essential for long life and good health. While we usually think of “stress” as something bad, that really only applies to chronic stress. Certain acute stresses lead

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Vegetable Oils Lead to Insulin Resistance

Of anything you can do to avoid chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer, keeping insulin and insulin resistance low may be one of the most important things you can do. In turn, a diet that avoids

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Why a Low Insulin Lifestyle Is Essential for Health

As you age, you have an increasing susceptibility to chronic disease, and much of that is due to insulin resistance and increased insulin levels. Insulin and heart disease What’s the real cause of

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How Ultra-Processed Food Leads to Obesity and Chronic Disease

I’ve written a lot about getting in shape, staying lean, and anti-aging interventions, but it’s become clear to me that avoiding ultra-processed food should be the basis of any health regimen.

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Cheese, Butter, and Eggs Are Good for You

Health authorities and dietary guidelines have told us for years to avoid high-fat animal foods like cheese, butter, and eggs. Science, however, is catching up to the fact that these ancestral foods are

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Interview with High-Intensity Trainer Enrico Dell’olio

Enrico Dell’olio is an Italian bodybuilder and trainer who teaches and trains in the high-intensity tradition of the late Mike Mentzer. He is the author of three books: Protocollo Ibrido (Hybrid

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Three Reasons to Avoid Testosterone Boosters

I recently did some research on testosterone boosters for a private client, and what I found out was somewhat disturbing. Here are at least three reasons to avoid testosterone boosters. Testosterone boosters:

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The Rise and Fall of Heart Attacks

Before the 20th century, coronary heart disease was all but unknown, but starting in the 1920s, the rate of heart disease rose significantly. By mid-century, the rate of heart disease was alarmingly high,

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Meat, Saturated Fat, and Long Life

Mainstream health authorities have told us for decades that we should eat less meat, and replace it with carbohydrates, but are they right? Let’s take a look at the relation between meat, saturated

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The Number One Cause of Chronic Disease

The Western world, along with an increasing fraction of the rest of the world, is facing a health crisis. With a combined overweight and obesity rate of 80%, epidemics of diabetes and depression, and heart

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