Archive Yearly Archives: 2018

Is Metformin Really an Anti-Aging Drug?

The anti-diabetic drug metformin is widely touted as a drug that fights aging, which would be great if true. It’s cheap and appears to be very safe, it’s been prescribed for diabetes for decades

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Can Ketogenic Diets Work for Bodybuilding or Athletics?

Can ketogenic diets work for bodybuilding or athletics? This is a question I’m very interested in, and one that is probably the last stumbling block for many interested in very low carbohydrate ketogenic

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How to Lose Weight without Hunger (Chinese version) 低碳水化合物餐單 VS 低脂肪餐單減肥法優劣比較

Note: A friend who lives in Hong Kong and who is concerned about the health of the people there had this translated into Chinese (he is not Chinese himself). He feels that much official government advice

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Has All Dietary Advice Been Wrong?

Sometimes I get the feeling that those in our entrenched nutritional and health establishments don’t know what they’re talking about. Has all dietary advice been wrong? Surely not all of it,

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Why Americans Are Fat and Sick

Around 80% of the American people are overweight, obese, or skinny fat. That leaves 20% who are of normal weight and body fat, but the fraction of these people that exercise regularly, especially resistance

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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. Are you worried about an older age filled with chronic disease? If you follow mainstream health advice, your old age

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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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