Seizures in Infants and Children

While I’m not the almighty authority on such a topic, nor is it my bread n’ butter specialty, I feel compelled to share some basic insights on seizures in infants and children. Plus?man,?November is?Epilepsy Awareness month. I got your awareness right here! This will not be an exhaustive and comprehensive look into this problem. Rather, the intent of this post is to help parents of...

Soy Sauce

Well I guess it’s meant to be. I did a long-winded post about soy sauce, pulling nerdy nutrition crap out of my rear end, and when I went to preview it the whole thing got lost into an internet black hole. Nothing remained. So be it. Instead I’ll leave that out and just say, simply, why I wanted to do a post on soy sauce specifically… After recently seeing the powerful...

Eating Disorder Recovery

This is a quick follow-up post to my last article on the big fat loss secret. After a?full year of doing a great deal of one-on-one phone conversations, I keep wanting to share some of the calls. I get some really interesting cases, and I?often find myself wanting to start recording some of the really good calls and publish them for a general audience to listen to. They?really are that...

How To Increase Your Metabolism And Weight Loss With Hypothyroidism

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Anyone you know have a thyroid condition like Hasimoto’s thyroiditis? Matt’s got a new post over at Outsmart Disease answering some questions about enhancing the metabolism and losing weight for folks with those conditions. As many of you know, though, functional hypothyroidism (or “Type 2 Hypothyroidism,” in the language...

Fat Loss Secret

Everybody wants to know the secret to fat loss. Today, I’m going to reveal it using one of the people I talk to via my Get Help program as an example. I will not show this young gentleman’s face or reveal his name. We will call him Coldmember. He’s Dutch. Age 20.?On the left you can see his impressive and very inspiring before and multiple?after’shots. Now that’s...

Persistence Is Better Than Perfection

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Last week the the Stoner and I caught up, and I mentioned the idea I’d been keeping close to heart recently, that “persistance is better than perfection.” I don’t know where I heard it first, but Google turns up plenty of hits for that or similar phrases. He liked it and suggested I share a few thoughts on that theme....

Juicing Q & A with Matt Stone

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Ahoy, buckaroos- Rob here, emissary from the world wide web, letting you know about more happenings from Mattarino and 180D. Matt recently sat down (electronically) for a question and answer session with Rosie at the Natural Maven to talk about juicing. Is it good? Is it bad? If you know Matt, you know nothing gets so perfunctory and simplified...

How We Get Fat

No this is not a book review of Gary Taubes’s Why We Get Fat. Rather, this is a post about the reality of how people pack on extra weight minus Taubes’s incorrect and shortsighted assessment of biochemistry. A question I get as often, or more often than any other, is ?Well then, what does cause people to become fat??? Believe it or not, this question involves more than just a...

10 Inconveniences of a High Metabolism

By Matt Stone Having a high metabolism doesn’t come without consequences. Here are some of the common inconveniences one may notice with a significant rise in metabolic rate… 1)????? Menstruation Life was good with a low metabolism. No time of the month. But then you raise that metabolism and uh oh, not again. Freakin? progesterone production goes up, LH and FSH regulate properly,...

Homegrown Health and Fitness Over Forty

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Greetings 180D party people- Rob here, writing to give you a heads up about a couple of guest appearances Matt has going on. ?One of them is a radio interview with Joni Cox of Homegrown Health Radio, airing today from 3-4pm EST. Tune in to Natural News Radio to listen live or here anytime afterward for the downloadable archived show. Another is...

Reducing Serotonin Levels

I’m not a fan of exhaustive lists that are meant to cover absolutely every possible way that some miscellaneous biochemical, of which there are a bajillion, are affected by our diet and lifestyle. Trying to simply research one of them recently, serotonin, has nearly turned my brain into scrambled eggs. Actually, that’s a terrible metaphor as my brains probably look, taste, and have...

The Sadder Side of Serotonin

Are you sad?? Depressed?? Tired?? Crave them evil #$%#ohydrates?? Well hell son you just need you some serotonin! Serotonin makes you happy! Whee!!! The research and cultural status quo on serotonin doesn’t make much sense, and is full of contradiction. Strangely, everyone seems to be madly in love with serotonin (people even have tattoos celebrating it – I hope they don’t read...

Sarcopenia

By Matt Stone I’ve been thinking a lot about aging lately. My grandfather, age 87 and my last living grandparent, ain’t doin? so hot. And yes, he’s old. He’s falling to pieces. He’s going to eventually die. I’m not fighting that, and tend to look at whether it happens now or several months or even years from now as pretty inconsequential in the grand scheme of...

Stalling the Aging Metabolism

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...

Managing Your Weight Set Point

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Quick heads up folks- Matt recently offered a guest article for Tom Corson-Knowles on the bodyweight set point. It’s a nice introduction to the concept and has some ideas about how to impact it. Plus, the cast of?Willow, the Swedish Bikini Team and Alf- oh my! It just went live over on Tom’s site, so head on over and check it out...

Why I Don’t Eat Pork

By Matt Stone In 2006, my natural contrarian tendencies getting the best of me, I decided that fat, not carbohydrates or protein, was the bestest thing ever. So I embarked on a diet with roughly 70% of my calories coming from fat. In all the world’s anti-fat hysteria, they must have missed what is truly the optimal human diet. Or so I led myself to believe as I watched my abs pop out, my...

Intermittent Feasting, Vegas Style

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer This past week, I had the chance to make a trip out to Las Vegas, and what better place than the buffet capital of the world to document my ongoing experiment in intermittent fasting/feasting. As some of you know, I’ve been working with Chief, learning his methods of health and body recomposition for the last several months. ?While I...

Holistic Survival Podcast with Jason Hartman

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Ahoy, y’all- Matt’s got a new interview up over on Jason Hartman’s Holistic Survival Podcast. It’s a great one covering some of the big ideas behind 180D and what makes Matt’s approach unique and compelling. Especially for those just getting started here, it’s definitely worth a listen. ?Check it out: 180...

Sodium ? How to Tame Your Low-Salt Habit

By Matt Stone The Mayo Clinic put out an article entitled ?Sodium ? How to Tame Your Salt Habit.? I figured the “180 Degree Mayo Clinic” needed an article about the many powerful benefits of sodium, when you might need more salt, how much you might need, and some foolproof ways to get lots without taking in too much lifeless, depleting water with it. Before we begin, I must point out...

Thyroid Rehab- The Diet And Lifestyle Approach

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Hey buckaroos- just wanted to give all a heads up that Matt’s got a guest article over at Outsmart Disease, a site hosted by Marina Gutner, PhD and geared toward those with thyroid issues like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Matt’s post is entitled ‘Thyroid Rehab- The Diet and Lifestyle Approach,’ and offers a nice summary...