Enough with the “Addiction” Fetish in Health and Nutrition!

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(Hear Ari speak in the upcoming Fit Solution Summit: Register HERE) According to the latest research published in the journal Cell, those of us who want to be healthy have a new reason to hate the sun (you know, besides the fact that the sun’s rays are deadly cancer causing poisons): Sunlight is addicting and stimulates the pleasure center of your brain–the same part of your brain that...

Everything is Bad for You

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By Chris Randall After a slow, easy run on a beautiful Sunday morning, I decided that the only thing missing was a fat stack of pancakes. Yes, pancakes. Those succulent, golden, sweet, heavenly cakes spawned from the pan. I couldn’t remember the last time I had pancakes, and I was feeling adventurous so I figured, “Hey, what the heck?” They weren’t anything too special, just your...

Stalling the Aging Metabolism

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My girlfriend’s daughter just turned 7.  We were eating some food at a restaurant the other day and I watched her eat 2 cheeseburgers, half an order of French fries, a small milkshake, and a few good sips of a soft drink.  I looked up all the nutrition data for her meal, and it totaled, by modest estimates, 1,200 calories.  She weighs a whopping 49 pounds.  That day she consumed over 2,500...

Causes of Addiction, Addiction Treatments & Addiction Cures

Addiction and the causes of addiction are among my favorite topics, not because I used to be a crackhead or anything, but because the study of food’s effect on hormones and neurotransmitters related to addictive behavior is infinitely fascinating and complex.  But it’s not just interesting, it suggests an alternate addiction cure.  As it turns out, using a dietary approach to head any problems...

The 1909 American Diet

I’ve done more book-throwing this week than any week prior. First, there was a little post-alcohol and refined sugar crash that involved an argument and me throwing, not in any particular direction or with malicious intent toward the author – a copy of Julian Whitaker’s Reversing Diabetes. The book wasn’t the worst I’ve ever read, but after hearing all this miraculous diabetes reversal talk from...
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