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...

My Big Fat Fabulous Life

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My summer trip ended early, and I had to spend a couple weeks in a hotel room. In hotel rooms I often find myself doing something I rarely do, which is watch television. A LOT of television. Stupid amounts. The kind of TV-watching where you only stand up to dust the potato chip crumbs off of your shirt. I would have bought a bedpan to avoid having to go to the bathroom, but I would have had to...

To Fish Oil, or Not to Fish Oil?

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The nutrition world is awash in fish oil worship. Typically, when the entire scientific community, food industry, and more are all singing the praises of an isolated substance or substances (EPA and DHA in the case of fish oil), you can be pretty sure there are some blind spots. And indeed there are. Omega 3 and Omega 6 are the two predominant types of polyunsaturated fatty acids. These fats...

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,...

The Psychology of Achievement

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By Scott Abel from www.scottabelfitness.com Part of the reasons I like to share articles with Matt at 180DegreeHealth is because he “gets” the expansive notion of health and fitness. “Health” has to be about much more than arguing about whether carbs are good or bad and the rest of the noise that passes for “useful information” on the net. Health must also refer to “being a member in good...

How to Reduce Bloat Naturally

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By Madelyn Moon, author of The Perfection Myth Abs are where it’s at these days, right? Everywhere you look, left and right, there are headlines for the “Top 10 Flat Tummy Foods” or my personal favorite, the “Never Eat These 5 Foods if You Want Abs” posts. It seems to be a really hot topic as society continues to induce more and more unrealistic pressures on people to lean out. Unfortunately,...

The Katering Show

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I found this splattered around social media and had to share it with you guys immediately. For regular folk, this stuff is really funny. For health and nutrition burnouts, it’s exceptionally funny. Remarkably funny. I’m so happy this came into existence, being posted on YouTube just six days ago. Ladies and gents, I present to you The Katering Show. These three are some of my...

Health Brainwashing

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By Joey Lott Here’s a story demonstrating health brainwashing that I hear or read time and time again. Undoubtedly you’ll recognize this story as well. Pat Smith feels unwell and can’t figure out what to do about it. Pat goes to healthcare professionals and gets tests done and gets a whole bunch of different diagnoses over the years. Sooner or later, Pat learns about some (restrictive) dietary...

How to Build Muscle (for Hardgainers)

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By Scott Abel Get Scott’s first Amazon-published book for just 99 cents on 1/26/15 HERE. In terms of the glory-days of my time with a World-Class physique combined with my expertise, things were going well. At the height of my “physique” career which was also close to the end of my physique career – I had a lot of balls in the air. I had my own column in one of the industry’s top magazines...

Food Reward = Why We’re All So Freakin’ Fat?

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By Joey Lott There are a few of us who have done so many stupid food restriction hijinks that our main concern is “how can I put on some weight and keep it?” But by and large (pun intended) the overwhelming majority of people today are nearly obsessed with weight loss. The idea that there is an obesity epidemic is virtually unchallenged, and to be sure, the statistics are damning. We’re getting...

New Study Invalidates the Law of Thermodynamics

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Hey everyone, Rob here. Recently came across an article What If Obesity Is Nobody’s Fault? I thought it was interesting and sent it over to Matt and Ari Whitten to get their take, and it ended up being pretty insightful, and right up the alley of 180D readers. Below is the lightly edited transcript of our exchanges. ROB: Hey Ari, Came across this article- ‘ What If Obesity Is Nobody’s Fault?’...

Glycine and Insulin Resistance

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By Joel Brind For many of us, the downside of the holidays is the dread of adding a few pounds of abdominal fat that will take more than a New Year’s resolution to work off. Even worse, we all also know that it’s the extra abdominal fat that causes insulin resistance and eventually—or maybe already—type 2 diabetes. But more recent research tells a more precise—and cheerful—story...

Good Proteins, Bad Proteins: The Amino Acids in Health and Disease

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Good Proteins, Bad Proteins… 1. Preface: Not All Protein Is Created Equal A few months ago, an interesting Danish study was published, showing that a “high-fat/high-sugar” diet would cause obesity to mice consuming chicken, cod, or crab as their main protein source. However, the group of mice eating scallop protein didn’t develop these problems at all. The researchers...

New Free Health Books

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It’s time for more crazy Joey Lott shenanigans. Five new free health books. His books are so spot on though. I feel like, in a way, he’s carrying the torch here for the general 180D parade. These are some great, short, FREE reads for the next few days. It will keep you busy until I come out with MY new book next Friday. Yeah, I said it. Get excited. I’m releasing it for free as...

After the Re-Feed: How to Eat After Eating Disorder Recovery

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The question I’m asked more than any other (excluding what my favorite 80’s movie is), is “Okay, my temps are up and I feel great again. Now what?” This topic is often the greatest source of confusion as well. Most of the negative reviews on my book Eat for Heat are by those that think I’m recommending to drink Coke instead of water and eat cheeseburgers instead of...

Glutathione: Is More Better?

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By Joel Brind, Ph.D. The subject of glutathione (GSH) came up in my last post on diet and inflammation, some of the comments reflecting the popularity of GSH as some sort of miracle molecule among alternative health purveyors and practitioners. Among the commenters, Sarah said: “Is this total BS? Is glutathione really the miracle substance some alternative med doctors say that it...
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