The OMAD Diet

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First it was Brad Pilon’s Eat Stop Eat. Every week you’d take 24 hours off from eating. You still ate every day, but there was a fast in there every week from say, dinner to dinner the following day. You could up the ante and do a couple fasts per week if you wanted. Then it was Martin Berkhan’s Leangains. A few weeks ago I heard a completely innocent civilian mocking his...

Do You Even Chew, Bro?

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About six months ago I got the urge to chew stuff. Hard-to-chew stuff. I was even thinking about getting some rawhide from the pet store or something (relax, I didn’t). I started pondering chewing, and it led me down a really long rabbit hole involving ABC gum, a toad, and a gimp. Now, be forewarned that if you are a health fanatic or recovering health fanatic with OCD tendencies, you...

The Metabolic Zone

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Brace yourselves for the coinage of a cheap and somewhat sleazy-sounding new health and fitness-related term: The Metabolic Zone. What is this coveted Metabolic Zone you ask? It’s an elusive state of being where someone can eat well beyond the normal BMR calculations for their height and weight, exercise rather minimally, sporadically, and infrequently, and effortlessly and spontaneously lose...

Why Are Central Americans so Fat?

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Why is obesity in Central America so prevalent? That is the question… I’ve been traveling a lot over the past few months, and expect to travel a lot more. I’m writing this email from a Spanish School in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua (don’t worry, I’m redoing their website for them, lol). It’s been a while since I’ve traveled, but I remember feeling like...

Glycine and the Immune System

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By Joel Brind So I’ve been writing for a few years now about the benefits of supplementing your diet with glycine. (Full disclosure: I’ve also been selling glycine online, cleverly disguised as a sweetener called “sweetamine®”). I got into it because my studies on nutritional biochemistry and amino acid metabolism led me to try it out myself, both on lab rats and myself. I thought it couldn’t...
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