All posts by P. D. Mangan

Major Bacterial Involvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis

In a couple of recent articles, we saw that bacteria and iron are accelerants and likely causes of aging, and that the resultant hypercoagulation can be targeted. Etherisia Pretorius (a South African as

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The Simplest Health Plan: Cut Carbs, Lift Weights

I got into a small debate on Twitter with Brad Schoenfeld, a fitness expert who’s more than skeptical about low-carbohydrate eating. Despite the fact that low-carb diets outperform low-fat, calorie-restricted

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My Supplement Stack

A young college football player who’s keen on staying in shape asked me over on Twitter if I had a list of my current supplements. Though I’ve written about most of them individually and in

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Standard Dietary Advice Makes You Fat and Sick

Standard dietary advice, the advice given by dietitians, doctors, and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, makes you fat and sick. It’s a combination of unsound science and compromises with the

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Young Blood, Aging, and Iron

The by-now famous experiments that have tied the circulations of young and old animals together, showing the rejuvenating effects of “young blood”, have also shown that the harmful effects

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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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