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Omega 6 Content of Common Foods

By Matt Stone I’ve created quite a fuss lately about reducing the amount of omega 6 fatty acid in our diets. When I first came across information about increased tissue concentration of omega 6 fatty acids I had my doubts that it was really ‘so simple. As I’ve learned with other systems of the body, it’s rarely a simple matter of ?put x into the tank? and ?y happens....

Sarah Braun Vs. Rocky Balboa

I recently received an e-mail from a young woman who has been through the diet ringer as so many who have gravitated to 180DegreeHealth have.  From raw-foodie to low-carb Paleo, Sarah went through it all and got repeatedly punched in the face.  Just reading her story felt like I was on the receiving end of Mike Tyson or Rocky Balboa’s boxing gloves.  Extreme diets can...

Importance of the Basal Metabolism

Here’s a follow-up podcast on the topic of the week – the basal body temperature and its importance in preventing everything from bacterial infection to degenerative diseases, healing wounds, improving the health and strength of hair, skin, and nails, improving white blood cell counts, lowering cholesterol, lowering triglycerides, burning fat more efficiently, and more. 

Checking Basal Body Temperature

In the last post on the decline in body temperature, we talked about the significance of having a warm basal body temperature. What is considered the ideal range and what is the official technique for assurance that your temperature reading is accurate?Broda Barnes is still the Godfather of what is still considered the optimal range for the axillary (armpit) temperature, as he routinely used the...

Body Temperature in Decline

There is really no question that average human body temperature is in decline. Even the New York Times recently wrote an article on the subject, being, as clueless as ever, about the real significance of such a thing.For well over a year now, there has been much focus on the basal body temperature at 180DegreeHealth. This came, in part, as a result of reading all of the books of Broda Barnes,...

Paleo for Population Control!

Attention everyone! There is a massive and urgent problem that humanity faces. It’s called “overpopulation.” That’s right, with the dawn of agriculture came a huge rise in global population. It seems that neolithic foods, particularly grain and milk, were such healthy foods that they offered mankind with simply too much of an ecological advantage. As soon as the fields...