Are All PUFA Bad?

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A Scandinavian 180D reader recently wrote in with a series of questions. I thought I would take the time to publicly answer those questions so that it would satisfy everyone’s curiosities as to my responses. Please excuse the errors. English isn’t her first language… Hi! I wich you would write something more about whole grain and legumes, regarding linoleic acid. Are really...

MSM: The Dangerous Miracle Supplement

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Dr. Garrett Smith and a small group of his entrusted guinea pigs recently embarked on an experiment involving ingesting fairly large quantities of MSM on a daily basis. Their initial results were all astounding, with many positive signs of increased metabolic rate with several ancillary benefits noticed as well, such as better vision and enhanced exercise performance. Well, that was the first...

Intuitive Eating–Getting Past the Initial Hurdles

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The idea of intuitive eating is becoming more widely accepted, and more and more when I speak to people it is where they are aiming to be. The basic premise is to become in tune with your body so that you eat what it’s telling you it needs. Rather than eating with your intellect or eating what you ‘believe’ is healthy, you listen to your body. It is an idea that is at the heart of 180D, and it...

Diet and Inflammation Part 3

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In my last post—Part 2 of this diet and inflammation series—I discussed the cells—called macrophages—which actually affect the inflammatory response, and how the amino acid glycine is crucial in regulating the activation of the macrophages at the level of the cell surface membrane. In the present installment, I’ll be discussing the propagation and amplification of the inflammatory...

The Psychology of Eating with Marc David

Marc David
Just an amazing and insightful conversation with Marc David, the founder of The Institute for the Psychology of Eating, in today’s episode of the 180DegreeHealth podcast. Marc and I share our stories of self-starvation out in the Wyoming wilderness, and the truly treacherous predicaments we found ourselves in once we had run out of food, and explore the psychological roots of the extreme...

Diet and Inflammation Part 2

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My last post—part 1 of Diet and Inflammation—left off with my conclusion that the answer to the widespread prevalence of chronic inflammation was a nutritional imbalance incurred by the typical Western diet, specifically deficiencies or imbalances in 3 key nutrients: omega-3 (v. omega 6) fatty acids, salicylic acid and glycine (v. methionine). What exactly happens in inflammation? Inflammation...
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