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Obesity and Aging Are Linked

A just published paper makes the case that carbohydrate restriction with high-intensity interval training is the optimal combination to treat metabolic disease. Let’s take a look at why this combination

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Iron-Induced Cell Death: Ferroptosis

As I wrote about in my book Dumping Iron, excess body iron stores are implicated in many diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, as well as in aging itself. Among the other diseases that

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Chew Your Own Food

Could there be a connection between having to chew food and health? Is “chew your own food” a dictum that will improve your health and life expectancy? Let’s take a look. The concept

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Exercise Prevents Cancer

Exercise prevents cancer, an idea which is one of the main themes of my book Muscle Up. How much does it lower the risk? A recent meta-analysis found up to 42% less risk for 10 different cancers, including

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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 Truth About Soy

Soybeans are made into a number of food products, such as miso and tofu in Asia, but in the West, it’s increasingly become an ingredient in all kinds of foods, like veggie burgers. Food manufacturers

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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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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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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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The Truth About Breakfast

Breakfast is the meal that we’re constantly told that we must eat. Supposedly, we should eat breakfast like a king in order to be lean and healthy — although the absurdity of eating more food

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Why Iron Is the Most Underrated Factor in Health

I wrote an article at Medium.com, Why Iron Is the Most Underrated Factor in Health. I’m reposting it here. You’ve got your diet and exercise locked down, you sleep well, take a few supplements,

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Guest post: How I lost 100 pounds with weightlifting and low-carb

This post was written by reader Joe O’Brien, and it really is one of the most awesome transformation stories you’ll read anywhere. Not only did Joe lose 100 pounds of fat, but he now squats

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My Current Anti-Aging Program

Anti-aging goals and interventions One of the main focuses on this site is anti-aging, and while I’ve written lots about it, I thought it would be useful to gather some of it in one place and outline

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Fasting as part of the Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet and health The Mediterranean diet has been extolled for its role in lower heart disease rates seen in countries of the Mediterranean. Greece, for instance, has heart disease rates

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Low-Carbohydrate Diet Mimics Fasting for Anti-Aging

Fasting and calorie restriction fight aging Perhaps the most well-known and efficient anti-aging intervention in lab animals is calorie restriction, in which restricting food by 30% or more causes an

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Low-Carbohydrate Diet Beats Others for Weight Loss

Weight loss and the myth of saturated fat   What’s the best diet for weight loss? Much controversy swirls around this question because although diets like the low-carb Atkins diet have had great

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Why supplements are useful

I’ve noticed that a fair number of people in the paleo/low carb diet community have an aversion to supplements of almost any kind. The subtext behind this seems to be that if you have a decent diet

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Depression Is an Inflammatory Disease

Michael Maes, M.D., a Dutch biological psychiatrist who now works in Australia, has done much to establish the biological correlates of mental illness, especially depression, and has shown that inflammation

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