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

firmicutes
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

diabetes glycogen storage
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...
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