Anxiety – A META Medicine Perspective

Anxiety Meta Medicine
By Bella Dodds of Higher Mind Health There have been great posts written on adrenal fatigue so I thought we could expand on this topic and look more closely into the body’s bio-logical purpose and response to stress… which then leads to symptoms like anxiety and adrenal fatigue. But before we jump right into looking for the bio-logical purpose, we first need to address the nebulous...

Low-Intensity Exercise Part III – Lactic Acid and Growth Hormone

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There isn’t a whole lot more that I wanted to say about low-intensity exercise other than for some indivuals, particularly those very sensitive to stress, may fare better keeping intensity level very low.  But I did want to get a few words in about lactic acid and growth hormone, as there is a huge blind infatuation with growth hormone these days. Growth hormone is far from being worthy of...

Going Gray: A Sign of Healthy Aging

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By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer  Special Announcement   This will be the last post of 180 Degree Health. Time to shut ‘er down and move on to our exciting new venture: rapid weight loss methods, just in time for the warm weather. It’s gonna be great- feel free to send your credit card information our way right now so you can be on the ground floor for this...

Adrenal Fatigue: Getting Back to Basics

Adrenal Fatigue Sugar
By Julia Gumm Adrenal Fatigue is one of those shadowy – is it real or isn’t it, kind of dis-eases that sort of hangs around the periphery of medicine. Sure, it’s often an accessory to the crimes of high blood pressure, back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia and allergies- but for some reason, doctors are loathe to pin the patsy on these inconspicuous perps. Nope, they’re off the hook. Sweet...

Part II – The Maffetone Method

Maffetone Method
Time to jump right in to the continuing series on the case for low-intensity exercise.  As those who are familiar with me know, my stance on exercise has moved continually in the direction of higher intensity exercise after looking at everything from the vantage point of metabolic rate.  And, more and more research continues to pour in that shows that vigorous exercise will give you a lot more...

The Case for Low-Intensity Exercise Part I

Benefits of aerobics
The whole world is drowning in the incredible, magnificent, growth-hormone spiking, heart-rate variability improving, lung-expanding, fat-burning benefits of high-intensity exercise. I define high-intensity exercise as basically the type of exercise that you can’t do for more than a minute or two at a time before either a) dying or b) slowing down and catching your breath. The superiority...

Healthy Life Summit

Joel Salatin Healthy Life Summit
 Today is the last day to get all the recordings for the Healthy Life Summit before the price doubles.  Of course, you can also listen to all the recordings on the day they come out for free just by registering your email address.  That’s how all these online conferences seem to work.  There are definitely a few interesting talks amongst the 35 speakers presenting at this online...

Central Nervous System (CNS) Fatigue

CNS fatigue
One of the primary objectives of 180DegreeHealth is to provide information, not on the dangers of sitting around on the couch pounding big bags of Doritos and 3 Liter bottles of Mountain Dew, but on the dangers of the modern exercise and dieting fads that have arisen in response to the unhealthy modern diet and lifestyle.  A few weeks ago I wrote a post that included some thoughts about the...

Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater

Terrible tragedy of the healthy eater
A while back I posted links to some of the best articles I had recently read.  Readers seemed to really enjoy being directed to these great reads.  Here’s another installment… The first is an absolute must-read.  I love information, but I have a weakness for really clever and creative writing.  This article combines both in one of the best pieces I’ve read on the modern disease...

Nutrition Comparison

Food nutrition comparison data
I hosted a fun game on the 180DegreeHealth Facebook page last night.  Sort of a “Guess this food” type of game based on the mineral content.  Today, we square two foods off against one another.  On the left side we have Sample Food A, weighing in at a whopping 100 grams.  The challenger, Sample Food B also weighs in at 100 grams – an even head to head comparison of nutritional...

The Potato Hack!

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For months I’ve been left speechless by the latest development in the world of Paleo – the “Potato Hack!”  Based on Chris Voigt’s 20-potatoes a day extravaganza, which was done as a publicity stunt in defense of the potato (somebody’s gotta love it amongst all those tater-haters out there), the potato hack has set the Paleo world ablaze with the last thing it...

Housework and Obesity

Housework and obesity
By Julia Gumm Ok ladies. I’ll tell you straight up, I’m a feminist. At least I’m pretty sure I am. I dunno, I never went to college and took a women’s studies class, but I did grow up with a strong, working woman in the dominant role in my household. I never for a second believed my ovaries to be a hindrance to anything I should want to do, besides maybe pee on a wall. I’m in my late twenties,...

Small Changes Big Results

Small changes big results health summit
When I first started health-geeking I lost touch with reality and practicality.  I was just a single 20-something dude with a seasonal job, no debts, and very low expenses.  I could afford to up and leave wherever I was living and just milk cows in exchange for raw milk, or volunteer at an organic farm to load up on local produce – both of which I did.  I also had plenty of time and space...

8 Badass Ways to Get Healthy

Eat like a badass
Last year I wrote this for a somewhat edgy foreign publication that seems to have been cryogenically frozen, if not gone the way of the Dodo.  I think it deserves a relocation from the files on my laptop to the blog.  Enjoy…    8 Badass Ways to Get Healthy Take a moment to relax.  Breathe in deeply.  My buddy Daniel Larusso does it.  And when he does, wow!  Watch out!  We were once...

Massachusetts Fat Letters – BMI Report Cards

Childhood obesity fat report cards
The timeless practice of “looking busy” has reached new heights, and I suspect this is just a small sample of what’s in store for the world in dealing with the “childhood obesity crisis.”  Massachusetts has taken upon itself to issue “fat letters” to parents when a child reaches a body mass index that is significantly above normal.  Yes, this is...

What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

Boxer abs
Ever since I can remember, I had a deep, burning desire to have a striking physique.  In Kindergarten we were asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” to be presented at our graduation ceremony.  I had watched a lot of sports on television at that age, and loved boxing and greats like Marvin Hagler.  Marvin had deep, ebony skin tone and was very lean and defined.  Put some...

The Effect of Bodybuilding and Figure Competition on Metabolism

Natural Body Building and Metabolism
Most people in the modern world look at images like the one of Tom Venuto in stage-ready condition to the left, as being the iconic portrait of a healthy metabolism.  Likewise, I think a lot of health and fitness writers and other people in health circles glue the concept of health with people’s selfish desires to meet the current aesthetic ideal set forth by the bodybuilding,...

Eat for Heat on Dr Marty’s Wellness Experience

Dr Marty's Wellness Experience
By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Hey party people- Rob here, giving you a heads up about a live internet radio appearance with Matt tonight on Dr Marty’s Wellness Experience . I reached out to Dr. Marty a couple months ago about Eat for Heat and he wanted to have Matt share some of the tips and tweaks for increasing the metabolic rate by adjusting our food and drink...

The Feedbag Method: How to Beat Food Cravings, Bingeing, and Emotional Eating

Let your kids eat whatever they want
In line with the shift in focus in the new Diet Recovery, I thought it was worthy to post this insightful passage from Geneen Roth’s book, When Food is Love.  It’s about letting kids regulate their own eating, but certainly applies to making the same leap ourselves.  I had posted this in an old blog of mine that no longer exists, and it’s worth the reposting – especially...

How to Burn Fat and Why You Shouldn’t

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By Danny Roddy, author of The Peat Whisperer Traversing through the blogosphere reveals much text, but little art. This is, until you stumble upon the site of low-carb sage Petro Dobromylkyj. Similar to da Vinci’s “David” or Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Petro’s exudes extraordinary vision. One doesn’t have to read past the header for the first glimpse of his contribution to The Great Work: “You need to...