All posts by P. D. Mangan

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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The Low-Salt Fiasco

For several decades, mainstream health authorities have recommended that we avoid saturated fat in our food and keep our cholesterol low. For about the same length of time, they’ve also warned us

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Much of Aging Is Just Poor Health Habits

Aging means a deterioration in the body and an increasing propensity to breakdown and disease. Scientists who study aging are keen to discover the driving force(s) that cause it, but they often seem to

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The Rogue 8-Fold Path

The Rogue 8-Fold Path: Right Diet Right Exercise Right Sleep Right Ambition Right Mindset Right Discipline Right Livelihood Right Social Ties I give a brief explanation in the video below.   PS:

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How Alcohol Causes Anxiety

It’s well-known that excessive drinking of alcohol can lead to next-day anxiety. That anxiety can in turn lead to the desire to drink more alcohol to ease it, leading to a cycle of excess alcohol

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Rapamycin Anti-Aging Medicine: An Interview with Alan S. Green, M.D.

Rapamycin, a drug used as an immunosuppressant in the treatment of organ transplant patients, may be the most potent life-extension drug currently available, and the practice of rapamycin anti-aging medicine

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