Summer Recap Part II

Well, I’m not going to totally go off on my summer diet. I did want to give a few basic details for all those interested. For the first time in several years, I did decide to experiment with a little ice cream. I chose Haagen Daz because of the short ingredient list and lack of indigestible substances such as Guar Gum, Carageenan, and/or Xanthan Gum. On my days off I would intentionally do...

Secret Revealed – I am Stephen Colbert!

Ha, ha, ha! Yes! Gina Kolata has appeared on the Colbert Report. It also appears that Colbert and I have the same sense of humor – alluding to Pat Robertson’s holy weight loss products and singing, “Do you like Gina Kolata?” Man that is weird. http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/86212/may-02-2007/gina-kolata For those of you who have no idea what...

Summer Recap Part I

My summer has been a flippin’ whirlwind. Apologies for the many highly-engaged followers who had many a question fall on deaf Matt ears. I’m back though. Full-throttle. I thought it would be interesting to give some highlights to what I’ve personally been doing and thinking about over the course of the summer – and how my health has been affected by my actions. This, of course, is not to be...

Final Episode Follow-up

Here are some comments that I received from last post from someone who contributed a “Low-Carb War Story.” Hi Matt,Thanks so much for commenting on my Carb War Story. It was the first one in the last series that you commented on. I have to say, your comments were not only helpful but hilarious. I especially love the one about my protein goal. As of right now things are starting to...

Carb Wars: Final Episode

Hello boys and girls! It’s your ol’ pal Matt! I’m back and I’ve got a whole collection of lil’ stories to wrap up our nice session of Low-Carb tales. But don’t worry. We’ll be discussing low-carb diets, when they may be and may not be appropriate, and much more till the end of time… As always, my comments are in RED I. Hi Matt, My Carb War story is on going, and the process of becoming one long....

Carb Wars Episode III

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Now it’s time for another installment of Carb Wars! My responses in red… Hi Matt, This many not be what you’re looking for. I’m sure you are getting more interesting stories than this one. Or I could be on the completely wrong track about this. It’s just been recently that I’ve wondered if my problems stemmed from my brief venture into low-carb dieting. Please just ignore...

Carb Wars: Episode II

Here’s a compelling low-carb/paleo adventure from a 180 Member and frequent blog participant (my responses in red): Hi Matt, My low-carb story starts a long time ago. Knowing what I know now from reading the research of McCarrison and Pottenger on multi-generation metabolic decline I know it started at least with my grandmother and potentially before. My grandmother was raised on margarine...

Carb Wars: Episode I

The following was an e-mail sent to me by a low-carb struggler, confused by her miraculous first impressions of a low-carb diet that ended with her basically shatting her pants. My responses are in red… Hi Matt, I hope you don’t mind me writing directly to you but I’d really like to share my story since I see you’re wary of LC diets… and maybe while I’m at it...

The Low-Carb Oops

For quite some time now I’ve been bashing the very simple idea that low-carbohydrate proponents get repeatedly tripped up on. Everyone from Barry Sears to Gary Taubes lives under the false idea that: 1) Insulin is bad.2) Carbohydrates are bad because they cause temporary spikes in insulin levels.3) Eating too many carbohydrates over many years causes insulin to not work very well anymore,...

Health n’ Wealth

Sorry for my recent “barely present” status on the blog and in the comments section. Last Monday my girlfriend’s father passed away and it was a tough one – drawn out for weeks. Whatever though, it got his ass on the only television show that I ever saw the guy watch in the several months I spent at his house. Check this out. He had quite the sense of humor – making fun of a drooling,...

In Bread Pudding

As I scour through Richard Johnson’s The Sugar Fix, which is without question strengthening my already very strong views about the role of fructose in the development of obesity, type II diabetes, and other disorders related to insulin resistance – I couldn’t help but point out a redneck creation that finally went from joke to actuality this afternoon. Months ago I was visiting my half brother...

Appetite for Destruction

As sort of a follow-up to the last post, an update on some general conclusions that have been ascertained over the years of research and blogging, is this puppy – “Appetite for Destruction.” First off, it pleases me tremendously to title something after an album that debuted at the exact same moment that high levels of testosterone debuted in my gonads as a young lad. The timing was perfect, and...

A Status Update

Based on many of the comments made on the most recent post, many people seemed to still be confused – or they are at least confusing the message that has been constructed here over the past 2 1/2 years. For starters, I believe that a high-calorie, high-fat, high-starch, high-protein (i.e. – “High-Everything”) diet that contains significant amounts of refined sugar is...

Low Carb Rehab

For the 50 grams per day or less ketogenic dieter looking to return to a normal diet with good health – and wanting to have an easier transition…I’ve been getting questions a lot lately from people who have followed low carb diets for a long time that are looking to break free from the shackles. Although there are no set rules, the idea, when coming back to carbs, is to do whatever...

Suckled by Triceratops

Apologies kind followers for the recent raves of fellow comrade-gone-wild, Bruce K. It’s been real, and it’s been fun, but the loyal followers have had enough. Although, for whatever pains and frustration it has caused anyone, or what damage Bruce may inflict upon himself or others with his IQ of 12,000,000 – it may be worth it. Why? Because someone proposing to be a member of the Bruce K. Royal...

Plower vs. Force Revisited

Nearly 2 years ago I posted an article called “Plower vs. Force,” a summary of the two paths to weight loss: starvation or metabolic enhancement. Anyway, here are a few excerpts that are perfectly aligned with the latest discussion that’s taken place at 180 and elsewhere… “There are two distinct paths to proper weight management. One is to be a “plower” who mows...

Hulda vs. Aajonus (HVA)

As I was sitting in my tent the other day, backpacking in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, I was reading the most appropriate possible book for my circumstances at the moment – Hulda Clark’s The Cure for All Diseases. It was the perfect book for the moment because it touts the many dangers of bacterial, viral, and parasitic infection and the vital need for absolute sanitary perfection....

Bob Greene – Holy Grail of Health

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Legendary heroes of nutrition such as Weston A. Price, Robert McCarrison, Melvin Page, Denis Burkitt, T.L. Cleave, and many others were all in search of the holy grail of human health. The key word in that sentence being “search.” They ‘searched’ far and wide, but unfortunately they came up short. Thankfully, in the year 2006 the real answer to the question, “how to live a good, healthy, or...

The Hamburglar’s Metabolism

For those of you who don’t have multiple hours set aside to read through the vast collection of over 300 interesting comments that followed the last 180 Bloggie post, I thought I’d bring you up to speed. For quite some time I have been pondering the multiple expressions of a suboptimal metabolism to the point where I have begun believing that it is the most common root source of the greatest...

T.L. “Peter” Cleave

That’s right, everybody could use a little bit of TLC – Thomas Latimore Cleave (also known as T.L. Cleave or even “Peter” Cleave). T.L. Cleave is basically some British guy who had some good ideas. The first is Cleave’s Law of Adaptation. Cleave felt that the human body had adapted to certain things, and that when technology outpaced our ability to adapt, disease developed. Although this may...