Posts Tagged: Josh Rubin

GAPS Talk with East West Healing and Performance



Tonight at 8pm Eastern I will be discussing digestion in great depth with Josh and Jeanne Rubin from East West Healing and Performance. The show is called “Filling in all the GAPS with the GAPS Diet. It should be a very insightful session.  The Rubins really know their, ahem, shit.  You should be able to listen to it here as it goes live at 8pm Eastern.  Feel free to call in with questions, comments, or your experiences on the GAPS diet or similar protocols.  I would highly recommend listening to their past shows as well – some hardcore geek outs with Ray Peat that make any lengthy roadtrip a breeze (got one coming up soon myself! – a road trip, not an interview with Ray!).  The call-in number for the show is: … Read more »

The GAPS Diet



By Matt Stone I first wrote about Natasha Campbell-McBride and the GAPS diet many years ago, commenting on what an excellent public speaker Campbell-McBride is.  She speaks with a tremendous amount of confidence and fervor.  You are convinced, after hearing her speak, that she really knows something and is eager to bring it to those in need.  But these good intentions and good impressions aside, most find the GAPS diet to be woefully ineffective.  For some, like a young girl who recently contacted me after what seems to be some electrolyte-related heart troubles caused in part by her GAPS experience, it can do a lot of damage. So what, in my assessment, is the good, bad, and ugly of GAPS (with an emphasis on bad and ugly as everyone else… Read more »

The Metabolic Blueprint



This website is in its 6th year, and at this point, I can honestly say I don’t really think there is much of a need for any special foods or special diets for most people to heal their metabolism – something I still believe to be the single most significant physiological change a person can undergo (and trumping most trivial matters of nutrition that people are obsessing over in the age of the internet).  Sure, some foods may be better than others, and some approaches more efficient than others, but like I told someone recently over the phone - “if you were chained to a table at IHOP we could still achieve everything we’re trying to achieve here – so don’t sweat the small details.”  Basically, I started out on this journey thinking… Read more »

East West Healing on Blogtalk Radio


Hey, it’s that time again.  Join me and Josh and Jeanne Rubin from at 4pm Eastern time this afternoon for a continuation of our first conversation a few weeks back.  I hope to bring up some of the general myths about insulin resistance and related topics… CLICK HERE TO LISTEN 

Conversation with East West Healing


Tomorrow’s the big day.  As some of us are delving into this strange new world of eating MORE, not less simple sugar instead of being devout starchatarians, I thought it would be great to have a conversation with Josh and Jeanne Rubin of East West Healing and Performance.  The Rubin’s are very well-versed in the use of not just sugar, but also gelatin as a non-inflammatory source of protein added to the diet in signficant quantities (another recent tangent). While in the past they’ve leaned towards metabolic typing and Paleo-ish diets, they have been having great success by following Ray Peat’s ideas on fats, protein, and carbohydrates with real people in the real world.  Their results have been fantastic, and I knew it was time to get them on the phone and… Read more »

Adrenal Fatigue


Oh man I’m feelin’ it!  No not adrenal fatigue.  IT!  Like, my mojo is flowing and I’ve undergone several major breakthroughs in my understanding of late.  The first has been that sugar (as opposed to starch) is probably your friend, not your enemy.  An even bigger breakthrough for me perhaps has been developing a much deeper understanding of amino acids and why muscle meat, poultry in particular, has consistently been throwing my body into an inflammatory and hyper-stressed tailspin despite my religious adherence to a low omega 6 diet (and always has, but I never could come up with a logical reason for why that might be).  We’ll discuss this later in the week.  It’s beyond fascinating and the health impacts for me have been instantaneous. Anyway, adrenal fatigue has been an ongoing… Read more »