How to Cut a Mango

I was going to post on rocket science or Greek mythology today, but thought a short video of me cutting a mango would be better for showcasing my vast knowledge about all things.  Hopefully I can bust out another good cooking video this week – maybe making some of the absurdly delicious and easy-to-make meatballs I’ve been eating lately.  Hope this video puts...

The 80-10-10 Diet (811rv)

In the world of health and nutrition, there is not much out there that is wackier than Doug Graham’s self-fabricated 80-10-10 raw vegan diet. Don’t get me wrong. I have actually been positively influenced by the diet in some ways, and have reviewed all of Doug Graham’s materials as well as that of many of his even wackier disciples – including Durianrider of http://www.30bananasaday.com/ as well...

The Bulimia Bandit

Matt Stone stars in this short, heartwarming, and mildly-offensive film – The Bulimia Bandit.  Stone is cast in the leading role as the Bulimia Bandit himself – a masked hero that travels the world fighting women’s hate crimes against themselves.  Although not shown, Stone has many magical powers including the ability to turn soy products, salad, laxatives, fingers, and meal...

Mark Sisson

Hey, sorry about my absence late last week. Wednesday distraction, Thursday drama, Friday crisis, and weekend recovery explains the last 5 days. Good stuff. All is well now though. Where were we? Ah yes, I wanted to continue our discussion of some popular diets/gurus. As promised, today we discuss Mark Sisson of http://www.marksdailyapple.com/ For starters, I want to make this perfectly clear....

East West Healing on Blogtalk Radio

Hey, it’s that time again.  Join me and Josh and Jeanne Rubin from http://www.eastwesthealing.com/ at 4pm Eastern time this afternoon for a continuation of our first conversation a few weeks back.  I hope to bring up some of the general myths about insulin resistance and related topics… CLICK HERE TO...

Traditional Diets

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Old habits die hard. One that I’ve found hard to kill, and still see others referencing with far too much enthusiasm, is the ol’ tradition-o-philia. Perhaps it was my own over-reliance on traditional diets as a tether in arguments, perhaps it is something else. But, I must say, this traditional diet concept is very limiting, misleading, overly worshipped, and in many ways foolish. So I propose a...

Sucrose vs. Starch and Fat

When originally developing RRARF, a diet and lifestyle program specifically for raising cellular metabolic activity and addressing other factors involved in health and body composition, it seemed abundantly clear that starch was a superior carbohydrate staple than fruit, juice, and sugar. You can read about the program in how to RAISE YOUR METABOLISM. This provision seemed important, as I was...

Fertility Diet

Just a quick video I filmed a while back laying out the basics for those searching around the internet, wading through all kinds of quacky and wacky ineffective dogma, and looking for some of the most basic and effective information on how to insure a healthy pregnancy.  While each case is highly specific, the simple information laid out in how to RAISE YOUR METABOLISM, makes for an excellent...

The Importance of Metabolism

Here’s a great and interesting article by Jessica Alden that precedes a concise summary of the importance of metabolism in disease prevention and elimination that I wrote especially for her new website.  It’s a great introductory article for many of you folks that are new to 180DegreeHealth and found how to RAISE TO YOUR METABOLISM to be overwhelmingly large and/or confusing.  Read...

Talenti Gelato

Truth be told, I’m not totally on board the Haagen-Dazs train when it comes to the “healthiest” or “cleanest” commercial ice creams. I spent three years eating a diet with an astronomical amount of fat – typically 300 grams of fat per day – much of it from cream, milk, and butter. I didn’t even get a t-shirt for this great feat of human extremism, which is unfortunate because my body odor was so...

Whee, This Health Stuff is Easy!

I don’t like throwing out personal stories I receive from others too often.  A lot of health gurus out there make a bad habit of selectively sorting out all the favorable testimonials they receive and busily go about propagandizing their work – and believing it themselves.  I may have once been into telling everyone how awesome I was, mostly because I knew I had really stumbled upon...

Sloth Metabolism

“Their metabolism is so slow that they may take a half a minute to move a leg a few inches. Their digestive system is so slow that they need only defecate about once a week. They even sneeze slowly.” http://www.zootorah.com/ Some people still don’t get it. When I say “it” I mean the centrality of a high cellular metabolic rate in disease prevention, body composition, and overcoming...

The Limitations of Interval Training

I’ve heard a few people make remarks like, “Matt is recommending interval training.” I’m not actually. Interval training is just as retarded as many other forms of exercise, and this is why… If you read stuff like Lyle McDonald, you’ll notice that no such magic status is given to interval training over other forms of exercise. If there are any advantages to it, those advantages are...

The Calorie Restriction Myth

Check out my eBook on how to RAISE YOUR METABOLISM, I’m not exactly a fan of low-calorie eating.  While I’m tempted just to say, “aw man, calorie restriction.  That is so dumb, that is really dumb, fo real” – I figured it would be better to seriously address calorie restriction as I see it.  Recently I wrote a summary of the importance of metabolism that should be...

Joanne Unleashed

Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly be more sick of hearing me talk after yesterday, here’s another interview conducted a couple of weeks ago that was released on Monday.  It was with Joanne, a fellow health nerd like us, who has truly put together some fantastic and very diverse interviews including Kilmer McCully and Jon Gabriel just to name a couple.  I...

Conversation with East West Healing

Tomorrow’s the big day.  As some of us are delving into this strange new world of eating MORE, not less simple sugar instead of being devout starchatarians, I thought it would be great to have a conversation with Josh and Jeanne Rubin of East West Healing and Performance.  The Rubin’s are very well-versed in the use of not just sugar, but also gelatin as a non-inflammatory source of...

How to Cook Dark Leafy Greens

Just a quick little weekend blurb here… This is very simple but for some reason, maybe due to my inner Cracker Barrel, I just really love it.  You couldn’t pay me to a eat a salad if these greens were sitting next to it.  To make them all I do is add a couple cups of water to a pot, 1 sliced onion per pound of dark greens (turnip greens are the best –...

Val Kilmer McCully

Okay, his first name is not Val. I added that. Whatever I can do to squeeze in an 80’s movie photo, damnit I’m willing to do it!  He was a “real genius.” Let’s focus more on McCully. It’s an Irish name. It’s St. Patrick’s Day. Pretty awesome huh? Yeah I know. What’s the difference between Mick Jagger and an Irish farmer? Mick Jagger says “Hey you, get off of my cloud.” An Irish...

Protein – A Closer Look

Once upon a time I ate mostly fruit, did a bunch of those “cleanse” things where I mostly ate nothing but raw fruits and vegetables for five or so days, and otherwise rarely ate meat. I had a little fish or cheese here and there and that was about it. It was during this time that I underwent the most dramatic health improvements I’ve ever undergone – much of which I attributed to an extended...

Adrenal Fatigue

Oh man I’m feelin’ it!  No not adrenal fatigue.  IT!  Like, my mojo is flowing and I’ve undergone several major breakthroughs in my understanding of late.  The first has been that sugar (as opposed to starch) is probably your friend, not your enemy.  An even bigger breakthrough for me perhaps has been developing a much deeper understanding of amino acids and why muscle meat,...