The Wheaties Effect

Wheaties effect
By Matt Stone The other day I was straining some pasta. My strainer, a fancy chinois that I have had for about a decade now, lives up in a small cabinet (from now on referred to as a CARBinet… Thanks Batty!) above the microwave. I reached up there and opened the carbinet to grab it. As I took hold of the handle I saw, lurking behind it, my tin of Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate. I...

Vitamin K Benefits

vitamin k kale
By Kurtis Frank and Sol Orwell from Examine.com What is Vitamin K? Vitamin K is one of the four fat soluble vitamins in the body, and alongside Vitamin D, works to support bone integrity and structure while also controlling calcium in the body. It is commonly known as a synergist of vitamin D (increasing the benefits of vitamin D on bone tissue), but even by itself vitamin K appears to be highly...

Input=Output and The Extinction of Absolutes

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By Derek Ingui One of the problems, at least in my humble opinion, with the health and fitness industry is that too many people are taught, or at least lead to think, in terms of absolutes.  An eye grabbing magazine headline may read something like this: “Blueberries are loaded with Cancer fighting antioxidants!” This is all well and dandy, and may even be right on the money, but this statement...

Eating Disorder Recovery Update

Coldmember after back
By Matt Stone In October last year I wrote about a young Dutch kid (Coldmember I called him) who was in really bad shape.  He contacted me through the 180D Get Help program and I told his story (although I botched a few details I guess) in Fat Loss Secret.  Then I discussed the guidance I gave him in Eating Disorder Recovery.  To make a long story short, he’s doing great now.  Not only was...

Trust Your Body Part II

No negative self-talk
By Lianda Ludwig Once you’ve gotten overweight and are unhappy with your body, things change, not only on the outside but the inside as well. A negative body image, being angry, berating yourself, feeling ashamed and blaming yourself and your body has repercussions. It’s stressful. The way you feel is exhibited by your body. Your posture changes reflecting your lack of self esteem. Your face may...

Pee All That You Can Pee

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By Rob Archangel And rounding out this weekend’s guest posts outside of 180 is this gem from Matt,  Pee All That You Can Pee? How Much Should You Drink? This one is brought to you by Krista Scott-Dixon over at Stumptuous. In it, Matt talks about the fundamental but seemingly dumb idea that how often we pee impacts how we feel, and that we might do better paying attention to it. And that,...

Eating the Food- An Overview of the 180 Approach

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By Rob Archangel Howdy campers. Recently regular reader Joey Lott interviewed Matt for his website. The plan is to feature several other writers alongside Matt on the topic of helping people restore their metabolic rates and take back their health. It may be compiled together as a printed resource one of these days, but you can access the 180 goodness right away here. It’s a good interview...

Trust Your Body

Trust your body
By Hannah Ransom Imagine a scenario in which a patient is seeking the help of a practitioner for pain in her wrist. Practitioner number one does a physical examination, has an assistant take x-rays, examines the x-rays, and may talk to the patient for a moment about what the patient does with her wrist. She ends the consultation by prescribing a pill daily, a brace to be worn by the patient,...

Should I Avoid GMO Foods?

Avoid GMO Foods
By Matt Stone I just got off the phone with my eBFF Joni Cox. We were discussing potential plans to release “180 Radio” with live-streaming interviews, Q and A where peeps call in, and a lot of other real cool things. Joni, the broadcastin’ broad (who mentioned on the call that she is flexible and can juggle… I think she’s in the wrong industry), would be the...

Why You Shouldn’t Give Up Grains

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By Julia Gumm Grains. Who needs ‘em? Paleo man didn’t need them. The Inuit didn’t need them. Certainly, health-minded people clad in stylish yoga gear don’t need them. But does anybody need them? Today’s anti-grain sensibilities can be tough to swallow for some folks. It wasn’t long ago that the USDA Food Pyramid was advising we eat a whopping 6-11 servings of grains per day, without any...

The 180DegreeHealth Forums

180 health forums
Yes, you read that correctly. Pinch yourself. You are not dreaming. It really did finally happen after years of begging and prodding from the comments section. The 180 forums are HERE. See ya over there…...

Unhealthy Habits: The Role of Circumstance

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By Chris Sandel During the Vietnam War, the number of soldiers using opiate products on a regular basis was worryingly high. In the earlier stages of the war marijuana use was fairly common but from about 1969 onwards heroin and opium became more of an issue. It was estimated in 1971 that half of US soldiers had tried opiates and a report from the same year claimed that 15% of the troops were...

The Perfect Burger Attempt 1

Perfect Cheeseburger
By Matt Stone As some of you may or may not know, I worked extensively at the top of the culinary industry before one day getting “fed up,” walking out, and vowing not to return to the kitchen until I had explored other things. That day was in April of 2005. Then of course I became obsessively interested in health and nutrition and spent the last eight years deeply entrenched in that...

Mom Forces Daughter to Lose Weight or Pay

One dollar banknotes tied up with measuring tape against white background
By Matt Stone I thought Bob Greene, perhaps America’s leading ambassador for the statistically-counterproductive pursuit of intentional weight loss (dieting), had really crossed the line by having people sign contracts to crash diet. But Greene has been thoroughly topped by the actions of one Korean mother who recently demanded her daughter to sign a contract stating that she (the...

Cancer and Fat: Budwig Protocol vs. Gerson Therapy

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By Matt Stone I voiced a few words about cancer a few weeks back when it was announced that Angelina Jolie was having both of her breasts removed for cancer prevention.  Now it’s time to dig in a little deeper. I would say the two most prominent cancer treatment diets out there are the Budwig Protocol and Gerson Therapy.  While I have great disdain for extreme diets, wacky diet gurus,...

Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition – Meredith

Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition Meredith Prince
By Matt Stone I am not a proud owner of a television, but I was blessed to have my first Extreme Makeover experience last night.  The show was incredibly bizarre.  Even a casual observer could have pointed out the many holes in the mainstream views on weight, food, appetite, and obesity.  Like most TV weight loss shows I have seen (not many, fortunately), it was a peculiar blend of sad, joyous,...

Conditioning For Better Outcomes

neuroplasticity
By Julia Gumm It’s a seventeen year cicada summer in my neck of the woods and these insects are frickin’ weird. They emit sounds that nothing born of this particular blue green marble suspended in space has any business making. I swear they’re calling the mothership. I don’t know why exactly they sing a song that sounds uncannily like a phaser on classic Star Trek, but I do know that they burrow...

Toxic Tampons: Feminine Hygiene Alternatives

feminine hygiene products dangers
By Hannah Ransom When it comes to assaults on our health, women have a special place in our society. We have products specially made for us or pushed on us that inhibit our paths to the best health we can get. Here are some examples (and perhaps ones that I will write on more in depth in a future article): Makeup, hormonal birth control, high heels, perfumes/fragrances, vaginal “cleansers,”...

The Case for Strawberry Shortcake

Healthy home cooking recipes
By Matt Stone In late May I went out to a breakfast restaurant with my family in Nashville.  There were lots of us.  Like 8 at the table.  The restaurant, in trying to be cute and clever, ended up aggravating me a lot more than I tend to get aggravated by small things.  In their cuteness and cleverness, they called their seasonal strawberry pancakes “Strawberry Shortcakes.”  After...
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