The Restrictive Eating Disorder Spectrum

By Gwyneth Olwyn Definition A restrictive eating disorder is best described as the misidentification in the brain of food as a threat. It is a chronic condition and has no cure. However, a successful recovery effort can result in a complete and permanent remission. It is currently defined as mental illness within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illness (DSM) and psychiatrists are...

Goats and Bo: The Role of Genetics vs. Diet

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

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...

Gram Negative Bacteria and Obesity

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

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...

Being Healthy Is Better Than Looking Healthy

? 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...