Glycine Methionine Balance Revisited: A Matter of Timing

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By Joel Brind In one of my earlier posts on this blog, I discussed the largely reciprocal nature of the amino acids glycine and methionine. Specifically, too much dietary methionine depletes glycine, because your body uses up glycine in order to get rid of the excess methionine. This is a common condition these days, because the typical diet is high in methionine-rich muscle meats, but low in...

Dietary Iron: Friend or Foe?

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By Matt Stone Ray Peat talks about dietary iron being a significant negative nutritional factor. As you know, I think Ray’s a smart dude. In the past I’ve stated, “If you disagree with Ray Peat, you better be real sure. Because Ray has probably thought about it and researched it much more than you have.” Anthony Colpo has also written a 500+ page behemoth about the role...

Metabolic Damage Revisited

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By Scott Abel *Get three of Scott’s books on Amazon for just 99 cents today only HERE The 10-Day Metabolic Slowdown, and the 25-Day Rebound No study of the biology of weight-control and the ‘true’ understanding of metabolism would be complete without revisiting the topic of “metabolic damage” on several fronts. In this post I want to look at a very interesting research study on metabolism...

Caloric Flux

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Yes folks, stupid me completely misrepresented caloric flux in the last post. But, kind and wise gent that he is, Ari emailed me and straightened me out within a few hours of posting it. Instead of posting his response in a comment or changing the article, we figured it made the most sense to post it prominently here for everyone to see. By the way, Ari’s book Forever Fat Loss, one of the...

Does Exercise Work for Weight Loss?

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By Matt Stone Does exercise work for weight loss? This is an age-old question in health circles. I have thought about and studied the general effectiveness of exercise for weight loss and general weight regulation for an eternity it seems. We are undeniably conditioned to believe that exercise is a powerful tool for weight loss. By burning lots of calories and getting into better shape,...
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