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Restless Leg Syndrome Breakthrough

Restless leg syndrome affects millions of people, and seems like a silly and strange diagnosis ? almost like a make-believe or phony disorder just to sell more pills or something. If you peruse the internet you will quickly find that the disorder isn’t understood at all. The cause is generally unknown, and any theories about what causes it or will make it go away are fine examples of wild...

The McXperiment Results

As discussed in the first post on this topic, my girlfriend and I decided that it might be worth experimenting to see if her daughter, Emily, would have her fixation on McDonald’s relieved by a 3-day McBinge. Like everything in life, it was both success and failure, with both positive and negative outcomes. It no doubt provided some very intriguing and thought-provoking results to ponder,...

Rethinking Autism

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer The topic of autism came up recently on the ?Facebook page, and I thought back to an article I’d read several years ago, The Truth About Autism: Scientists Reconsider What They?Think They Know. The radical idea at the time was that autism is not a dysfunction or disorder, but instead an expression of human diversity. And this doesn’t...

Nutrition Minutiae Got Ya Down?

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Hey everyone- know how y’all think Matt is crazy for suggesting that fast food can be the ticket to health for some people? ?That in the right context, junk food really can be therapeutic? Here’s an elaboration on some of that, and why many people can’t see the forest for the trees. Kendahl at ?Our Nourishing Roots is featuring...

Metabolism, Weight Loss and Getting Rid of Health Dogmatism

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Just a quick heads up here- Matt offered a nice introductory description of what 180 Degree Health is about in an interview with Tom Corson-Knowles for his podcast show. Listen to the interview below and pass it on. Full podcast page available here. Don’t forget to pay Tom a visit as well. ?He’s always searching for new ideas and...

Free eBook

The email I get most often is one inquiring about the “free ebook.”? In October of 2011, the free ebook that I used to give away was revised, expanded into a full-length book, and released as Diet Recovery: Restoring Hormonal Health, Metabolism, Mood, and Your Relationship with Food.? There is also now a Diet Recovery 2. This book lays out all of the major concepts regarding the...

The McXperiment

Today is the beginning of a brief but hilariously fun McDonald’s experiment – dubbed the “McXperiment (pronounced – ‘mickspeariment’)”? I can tell you right now, I shoulda started dating women with kids years ago. This is awesome. Why play with mice or guinea pigs when you can do it with a real, live human??!! My girlfriend’s daughter turned 7...

10 Health Reasons to Spend Time Outdoors

By Matt Stone In the’summer of 2012I toured?around the Rocky Mountains with my girlfriend and her daughter, showing them many of the remarkable places and doing many of the remarkable things in the outdoors (like crapping in a hole)’that I’ve been extremely privileged to experience. In the past I have reaped many health rewards from spending a lot of time in the outdoors...

How to Get Better Sleep

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Recently, Matt’s been riffing on the topic of childhood obesity and possible causes of it. ?One of the factors is getting enough sleep. According to this article, both obese kids and lean kids tend to get insufficient sleep during the week (around eight versus nine or ten hours per night), but lean kids sleep in and make up some of their...

Childhood Obesity

By Matt Stone Recently I had an interview’tentatively set up on the topic of childhood obesity.?As soon asI knew about the interviewI started thinking about what I wanted to say?and got really excited. Then the interview got canceled. Well, I had too much that I wanted to say floating around in my head to just let it?die. Below is a faux interview on the topic. For those that don’t...

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet, and Why Vegetarians Can’t Get It Up

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Well, time to wrap up kiddos! The Real Food Summit ends today, and this will be my last roundup. ?On deck: Jordan Reasoner and Steven Wright talking about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, and Kaayla Daniels talking about enhancing fertility. First up, Jordan and Steve talking about poop. They have an engineering background and take a pretty...

Fermented Foods and Weight Regulation

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Today at the Real Foods Summit, I listened to Jenny McGruther talk about the practice and benefits of fermentation. This is a topic near and dear to me. Around six years ago, I stopped eating a vegan diet and found the Weston A Price Foundation. Through them, I found a guy named Sandor Katz. Sandor is awesome. ?He wrote a book called?Wild...

Erectile Dysfunction, Tooth Decay and Traditional Fats- Oh My!

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Today on the Real Food Summit, I listened to Kim Schuette and Rami Nagel. ?Both were big boosters of traditional fats like butter, coconut oil, and animal fats. Kim spent a little time talking about how traditional fats can be helpful for erectile dysfunction, and Rami describes dietary ways to combat tooth decay and some of the problems with...

More Low-Carb Craziness

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Still listening to the Real Food Summit, and today caught two talks, Zoe Harcombe and Barry Groves. I wanted to bang my head against the wall for some of the wacky stuff I was hearing, especially from Groves. I won’t give a point by point breakdown, but some quick and dirty thoughts. Groves repeatedly misrepresents facts to fit his...

Do These Genes Make Me Look Fat?

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Welcome back to the Real Food Summit roundup. Today, I spent a couple hours listening to Gray Graham of the Price Pottenger Nutritional Foundation talk about epigenetics and the hereditary aspects of illness. That dude really doesn’t like high glycemic foods. He mentioned their alleged dangers probably a dozen times or more, and targets...

Primitive Wisdom, Raw Dairy & Why We Are Not What We Eat

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Back again with today’s Real Food Summit Roundup. I listened to part two of superstar Chris Masterjohn’s talk about Weston A. Price and what his research can tell us about how to live today. I like Chris because he’s a man of science, and measures his words and conclusions deliberately. ?And while he certainly is on board with...

Paul Chek Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer? … ’cause Paul is good for your health. Welcome back for another quick take on the Real Food Summit. Listened to Paul Chek yesterday, and as several folks forecasted, dude was out there. I usually dig that stuff, and Chek is obviously a bright and thoughtful guy, so I’m not hating. ?My approach with those esoteric sorts of...

Real Food Summit Roundup

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Party people, what’s happening? Rob here again. ?As Matty mentioned in the comments of the last post, he’s finishing up a project and on the road until July 16th, so I’ll be stepping in for a few days giving a roundup of the Real Food Summit. Caught Joel Salatin’s talk, and as usual, Salatin was pretty rad. I used to live...

Fat Is Officially Incurable Response

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Hey crew, Rob here with my first post at 180 Degree Health. A couple times in the last few days, I’ve had the chance to articulate my thoughts around obesity. One of them was the highly trafficked Cracked.com article Fat is Officially Incurable (According To Science). Vigorous debate rages there and on the 180D Facebook page, and...

Real Food Summit

Sean Croxton is up to his usual extreme interviewing prowess, and is at it again with another online summit featuring nearly 30 interviews. His eardrums must?be made of some kind of titanium alloy. None of that Paleo stuff this time. This summit is the REAL FOOD SUMMIT. The speakers look good. If you have never heard Joel Salatin speak, who is first in the lineup,I promise you it is worth your...