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  There have been horrendous problems with our old and outdated email service provider (Hell, I don’t even receive the email updates I send out to the list!),...

Credentials vs. Expertise

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By Matt Stone On Friday I received the following review on my new book Eat for Heat… “It alarms me that the author of this book has no credentials at all. He seems to just search out other peoples research and then puts it together into what he believes to be true. Perhaps if he were to somehow get a study funded into his nutritional beliefs it might be better then just printing a book which...

The Peat Whisperer Whispers Paleo

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By: Danny Roddy; author of The Peat Whisperer Matt Stone and I have a lot in common: we both hate that sleepy-eyed bozo from Coldplay, we both had a crush on Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes from TLC, and we both agree that not since Wiene’s ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ has there been a film as important as Bay’s ‘Transformers II: Revenge of The Fallen.’ In addition to the above, we were both...

The Gluten-Free Diet Craze

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No this isn’t going to be a technical post about immunoglobulins or whatever they call those things.  Not even going to mention Th1 and Th2 responses.  No antibodies, no autoimmunity, not even leaky gut.  Rather, this is about looking at the big picture when it comes to the global “wheat hunt.”  And, as always, this will be a presentation of a new way of looking at things that most people...

Eat for Heat on Homegrown Health

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Tune in at 3pm eastern time to hear my interview with Joni Cox of Homegrown Health on Natural News Radio.  If you don’t tune in on time, you can find it in the Homegrown Health archives and listen to it later.  On the show we talk about some of the basic ideas in Eat for Heat, and discuss Joni’s 2-day elimination of migraines that had plagued her for 2 years – all by stopping...

Your Body is Mostly Water? Not Exactly

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“Your blood is like a soup that needs to be seasoned just right. [Eat for Heat] helps to teach you what to watch for so you don’t screw up your “soup” by drinking too many fluids (which waters it down) or not seasoning it enough (with things like carbohydrates and salt).” ~Dr. Garrett Smith; Review of Eat for Heat: The Metabolic Approach to Food and Drink We often hear that our...

BMI Bulimia

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By: Julia Gumm When I was but a wee lass, at the dewey age of sweet sixteen, I went to see my doctor. Nothing was the matter, I was perfectly healthy, I just needed to get a physical for my driver’s license. The exam was moving along just fine until I got onto the scale. At 5’4″, I weighed in at 136 pounds, a result that yielded an unsurprised yawn from me. With the exception of that...

180DegreeHealth Infiltrates Amazon

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It’s been 6 days since Eat for Heat debuted, and the response has been overwhelming.  It has already moved up into the top 20 Nutrition eBooks list on Kindle (got as high as #15, currentlY HERE as it quickly catches up to the likes of Joel Fuhrman, T. Colin Campbell, Mark Sisson, Gary Taubes, and others encouraging unecessary restriction and paranoia. This sudden burst of action was highly...

How to Strengthen Bones and Teeth with White Sugar

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Strengthen bones and teeth with white sugar?  What am I crazy?  If you don’t know much about me, you would say yes.  Stick around long enough and you might find I’m surprisingly sane. I have no interest in perpetuating dogma or saying the same thing everyone else says and thinking like everyone else thinks.  The bottom line is that I and several others I communicate with have noticed a...

Nutrition in Three Words

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By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer  Happy Monday, everyone! Only eighteen days left ’til the solstice and the end of the Mayan Calendar. Whooo-daddy! Who knows what’s gonna happen? Haha. Anyway, I’ve been rabbit riding across the web, spreading glad tidings and 180D cheer,  and I bring you a gift today: a lovely little piece from our inestimable Mateo, entitled...

Death by Health – The Luke McGuire Incident

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Over Thanksgiving I was asked “What do you do for a living?” After poorly trying to explain exactly what it is that I do, how my information differs from others, and so on – I managed to come up with a pretty decent summary. I told the guy, “I specialize in helping people who became extremely unhealthy trying to be really healthy get healthy again.” I felt good about this summary because it’s...

Overcoming Psychological and Emotional Stress

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In reading more than 300 books on the subject of health, perusing thousands of articles, websites, and studies, and communicating with thousands of people all over the world for the last 6 years on the subject… I have been funneled increasingly in one universal direction.  Like it has for many others, stress has emerged as a repetitive theme in the causation of all kinds of illnesses. ...

Barbie… The Truth Behind the Beauty

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I was perusing the kid aisles at Target today with a 7-year old.  She loves Barbie.  We strolled down the aisle, just the two of us.  She mentioned her love of Barbie.  I asked her if she wanted to know a little secret about Barbie.  She said yes.  I told her Barbie makes herself throw up after everything she eats and that her teeth fell out from all the barf acid.  It went way over her head,...

Postpartum Hormonal Changes

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I decided to take on this topic today for several reasons.  One reason is that I am currently working with many women who are in the postpartum period, and I’m sure there are many more out there that will read this post – both now and in the future.  Another reason is that changes in hormones are often brushed aside like some kind of “excuse” in the minds of your typical average Joe.  But the...

Seizures in Infants and Children

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While I’m not the almighty authority on such a topic, nor is it my bread n’ butter specialty, I feel compelled to share some basic insights on seizures in infants and children.  Plus man, November is Epilepsy Awareness month. I got your awareness right here! This will not be an exhaustive and comprehensive look into this problem.  Rather, the intent of this post is to help parents of...

Soy Sauce

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Well I guess it’s meant to be.  I did a long-winded post about soy sauce, pulling nerdy nutrition crap out of my rear end, and when I went to preview it the whole thing got lost into an internet black hole.  Nothing remained.  So be it.  Instead I’ll leave that out and just say, simply, why I wanted to do a post on soy sauce specifically… After recently seeing the powerful...

Eating Disorder Recovery

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This is a quick follow-up post to my last article on the big fat loss secret.  After a full year of doing a great deal of one-on-one phone conversations, I keep wanting to share some of the calls.  I get some really interesting cases, and I often find myself wanting to start recording some of the really good calls and publish them for a general audience to listen to.  They really are that...