Migraines and Vertigo from Overhydration

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By: Joni Cox from Homegrown Health Two years ago, if you would have told me I may have a brain tumor, I would have likely believed you. The pain from the frequent migraines was so intense, that I would often have no choice but to surrender to them, hoping that my head wouldn’t explode. I usually have a high pain tolerance and could work through any migraine, as long as it was only on one side of...

The Gestational Diabetes Controversy

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This post is not necessarily about how to fix gestational diabetes – elevated blood sugar during pregnancy.  Although, if you are suffering from this condition, I would advise consuming frequent, calorie-dense (warming) high-carb meals and snacks and getting as much rest, relaxation, and sleep as possible.  Anything that you perceive as destressing will help.  And that brings us to the...

Heavy Weights Low Reps

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I don’t have much time to post today, but I received an email from a girl just the other day, and she mentioned jumping back into Crossfit after resting and refeeding for about a month.  Not good.  She experienced major insomnia as so often happens when doing really grueling exercise, which seemed to only worsen as she continued.  Research and ideas I came across touting the benefits of...

Healthy Stress? Health Benefits of Acute Stress

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Inspired by Matthew Bowen, I wanted to briefly discuss the concept of acute stress’s POSITIVE role in good human functionality.  What is acute stress?  Acute stresses are things that are so damn cute it actually elicits a stress response in your body.  I mean, look at those freakin’ puppies.  So acute. Acute stress can also be stress that’s comes in at an angle less than 90 degrees.  Or if you...

Smash Your Bathroom Scale

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As mentioned in the last post, I’m working on a completely rewritten version of Diet Recovery.  We haven’t finalized a book cover yet.  We’ve only done a few mockups.  But Rob and I were thinking that it might be fun for you guys to submit some cover images in an informal contest.  One image that we’ve been looking at doing some mockups with is an image of a smashed...

Diet Recovery 2013

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It’s official.  I’ve threatened to do a rewrite of Diet Recovery for nearly a year.  I’m about halfway through a completely revamped and rewritten version of it right now.  It is happening.  If all goes well it won’t be too long before it comes out either.  In fact, if I were to give one piece of advice to anyone attempting to write a book, it would be to write the book...

Danny Roddy on Robb Wolf and Chris Kresser’s Paleologix Supplements

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By Danny Roddy, author of The Peat Whisperer A few weeks ago I received a message from Robb Wolf and Chris Kresser about their new ‘Paleologix’ line of supplements.  I was immediately stunned, as I never imagined either of these dudes wanted to get into the supplement business, but I was also extremely curious, as I used to be quite the supplement connoisseur.  Upon whiffing through the...

How Dieting Causes Metabolic Syndrome

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With quotes from Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon… “… extensive evidence documents that attempts at dieting typically result in weight cycling, not maintained weight loss.  Weight fluctuation is strongly associated with increased risk for diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, independent of body weight.  In other words, the recommendation to diet may be causing the very...

Oxytocin – Emotion, Love Potion, Devotion… Plus Fatty Liver and Weight Loss Benefits

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By Julia Gumm A few weeks ago I wrote a piece here that encouraged a diet featuring chocolate mousse pie and ice cream accompanied by a relatively carefree, adventurous and active lifestyle as a ticket to weight loss and vibrant health. I had only anecdotal evidence to support my claim: Once upon a time I had an experience where I ate whatever I liked, felt really happy and lost weight. Well,...

Strength Research Project

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I‘m looking for a few good men (and some women too).  Using some principles gathered from both research and experimentation that I’ve done, I feel pretty confident that I can create a pretty remarkable and foolproof method for increasing strength with basic exercises.  Perhaps the best part is the miminal amount of exertion required to get this strength increase.  My own benchpress...

The Biggest Dietary Change Ever Made

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Over roughly the last 100 years, the United States, and the rest of the world, has undergone a dramatic dietary change.  We eat less at home and more at restaurants.  We eat fewer foods made from scratch and more that are processed and packaged at a factory far, far away.  There are of course many other changes (frequent dieting being equally if not more significant).  But the biggest change of...

Toadally Primal Wellness Bundle

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By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Ahoy! I’m writing to give you all a heads up that Matt’s got a couple of books in Primal Toad’s Wellness Bundle. If you haven’t picked up  Eat for Heat or 12 Paleo Myths, here’s your chance to, alongside 31 other eBooks, at a heavily discounted price.  Among the bundle are Frank Forencich’s Exuberant Animal, and a...

Healthy Talk with Dr. Mike

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By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer   Happy New Year Crew! Anyone looking for a little aural dose of 180? Well you’re in luck. Matt appeared recently on Healthy Talk with Dr Mike to talk about Eat for Heat and to discuss how to eat for a long, robust life. Should be a good one. Check it out today, January 2 at 1pm EST, or you can download or stream it anytime afterward...

No Diets in 2013!

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Happy New Year everyone!  It’s usually around this time every year that I encourage and empower people to, instead of gearing up to set goals in opposition to oneself (New Year’s Resolutions), especially as it pertains to exercise and dietary habits – to actually commit to spending a whole year without being on some kind of diet.  Instead of writing some passionate essay about...

Happiness and Weight Loss

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By Julia Gumm I was in a wedding once. The bride was a pushy sort, not exactly a “bridezilla”, but she wanted all the details of her special day to be in order as soon as possible. Among other things, that meant that I had to be fitted for my bridesmaid’s dress about a year before the ceremony. Now, I’m not one of those people who walks the earth taking up the same precise amount of space from...

Intestinal Bacteria and Obesity

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Before we jump into a very fascinating topic, I must first mention that my latest bestselling book (#1 of 22,000 listings in Nutrition on Amazon), Eat for Heat: The Metabolic Approach to Food and Drink, is currently available at a heavily-discounted price.  If you haven’t had the chance to read it yet, now’s the time to get it – and tell your friends about it too.  Buying it,...

The Paleo Guide to Christmas

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By Hunter Gavera aka ‘The Paleophile’ Hey guys, this is Hunter here- you probably remember me from my wildly successful blog post where I introduced the world to a brand new way of eating called ‘Paleo’. Since the article was published I have received literally tonnes of email (or as I like to call it ‘emaileo’ LOL!) and recently I have been getting lots of questions about the forthcoming...

Benefits of Strength Training for Women

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By Amber Rogers (Go Kaleo) I started strength training 4 years ago because my doctor told me that it can help improve function for people with osteoarthritis of the knee. At 36, I’d recently dislocated my kneecap, which exacerbated the arthritis I’d already developed from carrying around 80 extra pounds for 25 years. I was dealing with chronic pain, stiffness and reduced mobility and couldn’t...

Creativity vs. Consumption

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By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer The other day, Matt wrote about the difference between expertise and credentials. Expertise, he points out, comes from the process of being engaged over long stretches in a particular pursuit, and it’s enhanced dramatically when that pursuit is self-directed and borne of one’s own inclinations and predispositions. It brought to mind...

New Starter Kit

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Hey everybody.  Don’t be concerned if you are on the 180D mailing list and have recently received (or soon receive) a message out of the blue requesting that you confirm your email subscription.  By SPAM laws this must be done.  There have been horrendous problems with our old and outdated email service provider (Hell, I don’t even receive the email updates I send out to the list!),...
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