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How I Built 15 Pounds of Muscle

Matt Version 2006? vs. recent Mattsquatch sighting From early October to Christmas I built approximately?15 pounds of lean body mass. I have ALWAYS struggled to gain muscle and I have been lifting weights my entire life. I even had a full gym next?door to my bedroom growing up. I watched my friends get huge. Me?? Nothing. Nada. Even from my Freshman year of high school to my Freshman year of...

Natural Testosterone Enhancement

We’ve been talking about women’s hormones a lot lately, but there are certainly many parallels between progesterone (the primary female hormone to try to maximize) and testosterone in men. In men, when the metabolism is low, testosterone levels fall. This all makes perfect sense of course. With a low metabolism you have low energy for exercise, trouble building muscle or maintaining...

Breast Milk of a Diabetic Mother

Over the course of the last century, human tissues as well as breast milk have accumulated a massive amount of polyunsaturated linoleic acid (omega 6). This is due to a massive rise in the consumption of vegetable oils, peanut butter, and eating the fat of pigs and poultry (and eggs) fed mostly soy and corn (what cows are fed has little impact on the total linoleic acid content of their meat and...

Female Masculinity, PCOS, Hirsutism

I’ve been fascinated with female masculinization, particularly facial hair growth or what is called hirsutism, ever since I heard about Diana Schwarzbein’s bout with a syndrome known as Stein Leventhal (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS basically). Okay, it started back before that, when Rebecca Romijn was the bearded lady in the movie Dirty Work, but that’s unrelated....

How to Feed Your Kids

?Duke University psychologist Philip Costanzo, Ph.D., found that excess weight in school-age children was highly associated with the degree to which parents tried to restrain their children’s eating. Even well-meaning parents interfere with intuitive eating. When a parent tries to overrule a child’s natural eating cues, the problem gets worse, not better. -Evelyn Tribole; Intuitive...

Perfect Pregnancy

While RRARF (my program for increasing metabolism) is a new program not even two years old yet, I figured it was time to get something out there on the topic of pregnancy and fertility right away. The bottom line is that RRARF can be extremely helpful for not only helping couples achieve fertility, but making sure pregnancy, delivery, and the development of a very strong and healthy kid are all...