Do You Even Chew, Bro?

jaw-exercise
About six months ago I got the urge to chew stuff. Hard-to-chew stuff. I was even thinking about getting some rawhide from the pet store or something (relax, I didn’t). I started pondering chewing, and it led me down a really long rabbit hole involving ABC gum, a toad, and a gimp. Now, be forewarned that if you are a health fanatic or recovering health fanatic with OCD tendencies, you...

Weight Loss Theories

weight loss theories
I’ve been thinking about this lately, and I’m pretty sure that nearly all of the various weight loss theories, diets, fads, and beliefs fall under four primary categories: The Calorieists The calorieists believe that body fat is regulated purely by surpluses and deficits of energy. If you take in more than you burn off, then you gain fat. If you take in less than you burn off, then...

Natural Birth and Motherhood with Genevieve MamaNatural

Mama Natural
Yeah! I love me some Mama Natty. She’s funny, creative, and super passionate about being a natural, healthy mama. I mean, she even posts herself giving birth on YouTube in all its awkward glory, where five or so million people have enjoyed her grunts and groans. Someone I’ve actually met and hung out with in real life, me n’ Mama Natty have always gotten along quite well. We’re close man. I’ve...

Should Kids Lift Weights?

Should kids lift weights
Should kids lift weights? Well not by themselves. I think we can go ahead and say that’s a bad idea. Even at 12 I was still going for that last repetition and finding myself in situations like THIS. Not a good time. But don’t you remember years ago that everyone thought you’d be a midget if you so much as looked at a barbell before puberty? Is it true? Like many cultural...