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Thinspiration

By Julia Gumm On April 24th, Penn State student Torri Singer began a petition on Change.org to “restrict use of thinspiration language and hashtags circulating the twittersphere. If you are blessed enough to not know what thinspiration (also known as ‘thinspo?) is, let me fill you in. Thinspo is an assortment of tips, tricks, diaries and photos all geared to inspire the reader to...

The Future of 180DegreeHealth

By Matt Stone As some of you may have noticed, the site she’s a changin’. Late last year I began inviting more and more guest authors to post on the site, such as Danny Roddy, Julia Gumm, Bella Dodds, and Amber “Go Kaleo” Rogers. Recently I’ve added a new About 180D page as well as a Site Authors page. On Wednesday the site header changed and now reads...

Thyroid Deficiency & Common Health Problems

By Matt Stone Danny Roddy, frequent guest author at 180D with articles like THIS, THIS, and THIS – turned me on to a great interview with Dr. Ray Peat from 1996. It’s always really cool to see that Ray had put so many pieces of the puzzle together so long ago. Although Ray is difficult to follow along with at times as he doesn’t speak laypersonese (prompted many times to do it...

Sex, Lawns and Body Image.

By Julia Gumm Coming to terms with human nature in the 21st century is no straightforward task. We are equipped with the most primitive of biologies, a physiology that compels us to do two things: Survive and spread our genes. But teetering o?er top that eatin?, sleepin? and er, copulatin? machine, there balances an extremely sophisticated control center. It’s complex enough to get us...

The Best Way to Feed Your Dog

By Matt Stone In the comments on a recent post the topic of dog nutrition surfaced. Several people mentioned switching their dogs to new diets or even applying my methods of “rest and refeeding” to a sick pet. TW writes… When I came home from college my dog was really sick and frail with obvious signs of Cushing’s. She had lost a ton of weight, collapsed often, peed in...

Stress and Metabolism Webinar

By Matt Stone Lianda Ludwig – some of you who participate on the 180D facebook page might recognize her name, has stuck with some of the basic principles of this site for quite a while. It was tough going at first. It’s hard to eat enough food to raise your metabolism and function well when it just sits there like a friggin’ rock. But eventually her metabolism rose, her health...