Adrenal Fatigue: The Rebound

burn out
By Julia Gumm Full disclosure: This article just might suck. Please keep reading, but my usual flair for wit, sensical sentences and my (at least) rudimentary grasp of grammar might be lacking. And there’s a reason for that. The reason is, I am operating under a certain haze of exhaustion. I’ve spent the past few days lying in bed, nursing cravings for gallons of orange juice, dark leafy greens,...

The Restrictive Eating Disorder Spectrum

restrictive eating disorders
By Gwyneth Olwyn Definition A restrictive eating disorder is best described as the misidentification in the brain of food as a threat. It is a chronic condition and has no cure. However, a successful recovery effort can result in a complete and permanent remission. It is currently defined as mental illness within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illness (DSM) and psychiatrists are...

Goats and Bo: The Role of Genetics vs. Diet

Genetics and nutrition
By Matt Stone I’ve had peculiar longings for a lifestyle overhaul of late. It’s a long story involving goats. And maybe sheep and dogs, too. Don’t ask. Okay, fine I’ll tell you. You are so nosey! I’ve been doing extensive research on breeding animals. My interest in goats in particular stems back to my hardcore mountain man days when I had once had the idea to...

The Best Weight Loss Protein Shake

Does shakeology work
By Billy Craig For too long I’ve mocked the diet shake drink business. I’ve claimed that it’s a multi-level marketing sham. I’ve pointed out irregularities in the product descriptions and marketing propaganda. I’ve asked why anyone would believe that a quick fix is available, and I’ve debated with many distributors who naturally wanted to defend their businesses. Still, I can’t...

Gram Negative Bacteria and Obesity

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By Andrew Kim  Introduction As the research evolves, the matter of diet and nutrition is being forced to be recognized as not only the most poorly understood of all the sciences but also one of the most complex, outranking all the others. Weight loss is a recurrent theme on this site and this should be expected, as obesity is the most common “disease” in the United States.1 But herein lies a...

Everything We Know About Diabetes is Wrong

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By Matt Stone Everything you know about Diabetes is wrong. Or at the very least it’s a half truth, taken out of context, assumed but not proven, or worse. When I say Diabetes I’m referring primarily to the most common form of Type 2 Diabetes (there are several types of diabetes sometimes classified as type 2 that aren’t really type 2, such as LADA). The following are some...

Being Healthy Is Better Than Looking Healthy

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  By Julia Gumm How did you get interested in health? I can tell you that for me, it wasn’t on purpose. No, it came about by accident, the by-product of my insatiable need to have reading material present at all times. By the time I was in elementary school, breakfast was just as much about the mental digestion of the nutrition label as it was about the physical digestion of the malted corn...

How to Reduce your Breast Cancer Risk

Washington State v Oregon
By Hannah Ransom In case you hadn’t noticed, October is breast cancer awareness month. Among other things, that means that we are blindsided with pink. There are, of course, good reasons to promote awareness of breast cancer since it is so prevalent and can be deadly (I personally lost an aunt to breast cancer last year). But everyone is “aware” of breast cancer, so what are we really interested...

Food Ninjas: How to Raise Kids to Be Lean, Mean, Eating Machines

master the art of feeding your kids
The ultimate affront to the barbaric practices of bribing kids to eat vegetables, restricting calories, forbidding certain foods, and otherwise interfering with a child’s instinctual eating cues is here. Everyone has their own ideas about what is and isn’t healthy to eat, how much people should eat and exercise, and so forth. And these ideas are typically imposed upon young children...

Everything is Bad for You

george carlin bad for you
By Chris Randall After a slow, easy run on a beautiful Sunday morning, I decided that the only thing missing was a fat stack of pancakes. Yes, pancakes. Those succulent, golden, sweet, heavenly cakes spawned from the pan. I couldn’t remember the last time I had pancakes, and I was feeling adventurous so I figured, “Hey, what the heck?” They weren’t anything too special, just your...

Simple Hacks to Fix Your Sleep

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By Garrett Smith This article was written for those of you out there who, despite trying “everything” to help improve your sleep, still find yourself having significant problems with insomnia (aka “sucky sleep”).  I’m here to give you something else to try, something you have likely not tried before, and that I have had quite a bit of success with my patients with. I run into people all the time...

How to Stop Food Cravings

Dr. Oz Cookie Monster
By Matt Stone Yes! Here I am, taking a break from the joys of vacation such as filling out police reports for my car getting broken into and rubbing Calamine lotion all over my Poison Ivy rash-covered body to bring you another homerun. Nah, grand slam. I love it when you call me Big Papi. I don’t mind really. All the National Parks that we drove 5,000 miles round trip to see are closed...

The Cure For Hypochondria

hypochondriac
By Julia Gumm This one goes out to all my fellow “hypochondriacs.” You know who you are. In fact, you probably stumbled upon this page because you thought that maybe as a health website, we could assist in diagnosing the buzzing in your ear and the dang sore throat you can’t shake. Maybe this is just a pit stop on your way over to WebMd, where you’ll learn that the ache in your thigh is...

Pain Vs Pleasure

numb the pain away
By Bella Dodds Oh what a fun conversation: Pain vs. Pleasure! Well it could be if pain wasn’t such a taboo subject. But what better place to present this repressed issue then on a website created to have the very conversation that goes exactly 180 degrees in the opposite direction from societal norms? So here we go we’ll see what happens. I am a bit curious. Our society has evolved...

Harvest your Health Bundle

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By Rob Archangel It’s that time of year, and we’re participating once again in one of Primal Toad’s bundle sales. This time around, we have on offer  Diet Recovery 2 and The Vegan Solution. The whole bundle includes dozens of other books, including some gems like Exuberant Animal by Frank Forencich (making a repeat appearance in Todd’s bundle), and his newer book Change...

Do I Have Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Leaky Gut Syndrome Diagnosis
By Matt Stone Leaky Gut Syndrome is a silent cause of a wide range of maladies. But when the symptoms are so diverse and varying, overlapping with so many other conditions, it’s hard to know if you really have a leaky gut or not. After years of reading articles all over the internet, participating in various forums, consulting with many alternative health practitioners, and engulfing a...

Diet Recovery- Revised Edition

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By Rob Archangel A heads up for everyone out there. Diet Recovery: Restoring Hormonal Health, Metabolism, Mood and Your Relationship with Food has been given a facelift to reflect the current research and understanding of Matt and 180 Degree Health. It’s not Diet Recovery 3 or anything, but there are no more head-scratching moments where you’re advised to avoid fructose like it was...

Re-Examining Calories In vs Calories Out

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By Rob Archangel In an effort both self-motivated, and in the interests of research, I have gone over to the dark side, readers. I am now tracking my calorie intake in an experiment to personally test the ‘calories in, calories out’ (CICO) paradigm, and better understand why so many bright and respected minds find success in conscious calorie manipulation if done...

A Post Nobody Will Read

health and outdoor recreation
By Matt Stone Here we go again. Another one of those boring posts about outdoor recreation and health. If I’ve learned anything from blogging over the years, it’s that most people don’t give a flying rat’s ass about any connections between outdoor recreation and health. I mean, when I posted 10 Health Reasons to Spend Time Outdoors last summer, I sniffed my armpits trying...

Circadian Rhythms in Modern Life

Circadian-Rhythm
By Vladimir Heiskanen This paper discusses the Western human circadian rhythm and its relation to health. 1. The circadian rhythm of a modern man “In 1910, the average American slept nine hours a night, disturbed only by the occasional Model T backfiring. We now average 7.5 and declining.” – Robert Sapolsky (Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers) The typical Western person’s...
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