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1811 Eastlake – Revolutionary Addiction Treatment

Many years ago I classified myself as a ‘sugar addict.? For nearly a decade, spanning my mid-teens to my mid-20’s, I put forth a daily struggle to consume fewer foods that I ?knew? were unhealthy. I had many victories, but within a week I would almost always cave in and eat something really ?unhealthy,? and would do so in ever-greater amounts. In other words, in an attempt at junk...

Early Age of First Menstruation

I used to be pretty far out, man. At least, I went through a phase of several years in which I was pretty far out. I wore wooden jewelry and really tried to believe in dumb things with no real proof, evidence, or logic, like?fairies or?Astral travel. I noticed during that time, the people I encountered, and the ideologies I came across – there wasn’t a large requirement for much...

Stuffed Bell Peppers

I have done a stuffed pepper video before, but I was camping and making them over the open fire. I was missing some key ingredients like eggs and bread crumbs, which give the stuffing on the inside a much softer and more enjoyable texture – like biting into a tender meat-a-balla! I made some fantastic stuffed bell peppers on this fine Saturday night and thought it worthy of a...

Male Weight Gain During Pregnancy

By Matt Stone Your average person, your doctor, your personal trainer, even many health researchers believe, foolishly, that weight is a simple matter of moving more and eating less. Those that are ever-so-slightly higher on the intellectual totem pole (or lower, I’m not sure) believe that weight is a simple matter of eliminating one or several dietary villains. It’s the wheat!...

180 Got Robbed

Welcome the newest edition to the 180 team, the rabbit-riding ‘rangler, none other than Rob A. Rob will be helping out with the 180D?Facebook fan page, leaving some great content over there and helping to answer people’s questions. He’ll also be riding his giant rabbit across the internet to let people know about 180DegreeHealth. Bless him. This should free up a lot of my time...

Glucose Clearance

?My high sugar diet has really improved my glucose clearance. My 1-hour post-prandial readings decreased from 120’s to the upper 90’s. My waking temps are 97.8, up to 98.4 after eating (that’s during the first half of my cycle, I get even hotter the second half). Plus I’m happy, energetic, sleeping well and waking up spontaneously and well rested at about 6am. I’m...

How Much Protein Do You Need to Build Muscle?

In short, not very much. Not very much at all. That’s the short answer. Perhaps 5% of caloric intake at the very most. But this is NOT the whole story of course. While many reading this may not be interested in building muscle, it is still a very fascinating topic that provides many insights into how the body works. Most people are more interested in shrinking, not getting bigger (talking...

Michelle Obama School Lunch Catastrophe

On January 25th of this year, Michelle Obama and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack released the new federal nutrition standards for school meals. The changes, as far as I know, have little to no real scientific validity. The changes all stem from outdated presumptions about the cause and cure of obesity. From what I can tell, the USDA and Michelle consulted with Jillian Michaels, Kate Moss,...

Lowering Cholesterol Without Statins

By Matt Stone One of the biggest health wars being fought in the world today is against the rise of what is considered “worsening” blood lipid profiles. The major risk factors associated with heart disease and diabetes are high blood pressure, high levels of inflammatory markers like CRP, low HDL “good cholesterol,” high LDL “bad cholesterol,” high...

MAX Contraction Training

In the modern world, people are looking for more and more efficient ways to exercise. My own life is pretty atypical, but I’m spending time at my mom’s house right now so this weekI can totally relate. I mean, with my mom’s large television in front of me I too can scarcely find time for anything. Even sleep! I mean, I just had to watch the Nuggets lose to the Lakers the other...

The New 180DegreeHealth

I took most of the last two weeks off for a little reflection. I feel like we have come to somewhat of a crossroad at 180D, one where many of the old tangents are falling away. The roots of 180 started with a pretty firm boner about natural diets, the diets of our ancestors and of traditional cultures ? taking it on faith that if we did as they did, disease would cower and tremble in fear of its...

GAPS Talk with East West Healing and Performance

Tonight at 8pm Eastern I will be discussing digestion in great depth with Josh and Jeanne Rubin from East West Healing and Performance.The show is called “Filling in all the GAPS with the GAPS Diet.It should be a very insightful session. The Rubins really know their, ahem, shit. You should be able to listen to it here as it goes live at 8pm Eastern. Feel free to call in with questions,...

Eccentric Training

Getting back to our conversation on High-Intensity Training (HIT) and Body By Science, today is a little primer on one of the basic fundamental principles of this form of exercise… The idea behind the exercise is to present the muscle with a new, and greater challenge each time you perform each exercise. When the muscle gets fully exhausted, and is presented with a challenge that it cannot...

The GAPS Diet

By Matt Stone I first wrote about Natasha Campbell-McBride and the GAPS diet many years ago, commenting on what an excellent public speaker Campbell-McBride is. She speaks with a tremendous amount of confidence and fervor. You are convinced, after hearing her speak, that she really knows something and is eager to bring it to those in need. But these good intentions and good impressions aside,...

Rethinking Candida

I will be writing a greatly-anticipated post on the GAPS diet tomorrow. For now, enjoy today’s video on rethinking candida. Starving yourself of sugar certainly isn’t a wise or sustainble route to health improvement.?P.S. – Check out my recent?interview on’the new show Homegrown Health with Joni Cox.  

Mercola Interview with Doug McGuff

Joe Mercola’s exercise journey has been one of the most captivating things to happen over the last couple of years in the internet health underground. Well, I think so at least. I like it because it has taken some of the focus off of the neurotic obsession with nutritional minutiae, and put the focus on something far more basic and simple. Like myself, one of?Mercola’s first...

Body By Science

Ah, the long-awaited post on Doug McGuff and John Little’s exercise opus – Body By Science. Let me purge a few of the sour tastes out my mouth first, so we can get into the good stuff -?because I’do think that Body By Science offers your metabolic rehab “patient” the best?of all exercise solutions. My most major complaint is the tremendous overreliance on scientific...

Sugar Eating Competition Results

Here it is folks! The official day?has arrived (although you are welcome to compete on Saturday or Sunday if you are unable to compete today for some reason). Please record the number of grams of sugar you consume in?no more than a 60-minute period in the comments section below. With that, include your estimated body weight in kilograms (Pounds to?kg calculator). And finally, divide the number...

Robert Lustig Fructose Friday

A couple of days ago, April 1st to be exact (unfortunately this wasn’t an April Fools Joke), anti-fructose crusader Robert Lustig, among others, were interviewed on a special 60 Minutes segment called “Is Sugar Toxic?” 4 years ago almost to the dayI was saying “Fruc Fructose.”? But nowadays I find myself saying “Luck Fustig!”? While the case against...

The Metabolic Blueprint

This website?is in its 6th year, and at this point, I can honestly say I don’t really think there is much of a need for any special foods or special diets for most people to heal their metabolism – something I still believe to be the single most significant physiological change a person can undergo (and trumping most trivial matters of nutrition that people are obsessing over in...