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Joel Marion

Joel Marion is a likeable dude. What I like about Joel is that he understands and can relate to the common person. While the fringes of alternative nutrition blogs like this one attract a certain nutrition and health geekazoid crowd, Marion’s target audience are people like him ? people that live in the real world, socialize in the real world, and do dearly love slamming pepperoni pizzas...

Reactive Hypoglycemia

In the last post on Anorexia, I promised to discuss what I believe to be a very common problem for any long-term dieter ? particularly one that has taken their metabolism down to the extremes seen among underweight anorexics. This is what is deemed ?reactive hypoglycemia. The telltale sign of reactive hypoglycemia, without using a glucose meter, is tremendous hunger and shakiness within an hour...

Anorexia Rehab

Over the weekend I was asked a question about anorexia, and since my thoughts and feelings about the disease are so vast, I saved my reply to this anonymous poster for its very own blog post (note, that is NOT a photo of the person who wrote the following)? I have had anorexia for 6-7 years now and I need and want out. I have gone from ?conventional? treatment where people shove ice cream and...

Low-Carb Lowers Metabolism

It’s no secret that reducing carbohydrates in your diet to an extreme level slows down the metabolism.  It does this by lowering production and/or synthesis of the active thyroid hormone – the one that REALLY counts, T3 – triiodothyronine.  I won’t abuse it again, but I’ve mentioned many times that even Dr. Atkins was aware of this, and stated...

Meal Frequency and Intermittent Fasting Q and A

Elizabeth Walling from http://www.livingthenourishedlife.com/ and myself decided to get a little fancy on you guys and do a little Q and A on meal frequency and intermittent fasting.  As many of you know, there is fierce debate over what constitutes the ideal meal frequency for health, muscle building, metabolism, fat loss, and more.  In the past, it was believed by virtually anyone...

Fiber Raises Metabolism

I’ve highlighted all along that a diet revolving around unrefined carbohydrates – rich in nutrients and fiber in comparison with their refined counterparts, is fundamentally different from the typical low-fiber fare of the modern low-fat diet.  But I never expected my exploration would take me to a place where I believed that fiber could indirectly stimulate metabolism by...

Improve Insulin Sensitivity

In 180 Degree Diabetes: Preventing and Reversing Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, and Type 2 Diabetes – I reveal some bold and daring information about reversing insulin resistance and thus lowering fasting and postprandial (post-meal) blood sugar readings.  It’s bold and daring because my core recommendation for improving insulin sensitivity flies in the face of every...

Maximum Nutrient Partitioning

Nearly everyone who has toyed around with the ideas floating around this blog has experienced the power of the calorie. Sure, 4 out of 5 of us have added somewhere between a little and a lot of unwanted body fat doing so, but at the same time have arrived at a place where we could eat pretty much anything, in whatever quantity we desired, without seeing any subsequent gains in body fat. Along...

Staffan Lindeberg

As we go further down the rabbit hole of exploring the potential advantages of a diet that displaces more fat with more carbohydrate, it’s a good time to bring up Staffan Lindeberg and the 70% carbohydrate/20% fat diet of the Kitavans.While ironically drinking 6 quarts of milk per day, I read Paleo author Staffan Lindeberg’s 2010 release – Food and Western Disease. ...

Fat vs. Fruit

Recently I’ve been trying to take it easy on my friend fruit. For years I’ve advocated an entirely sugar-free approach to overcoming certain health problems, and when my diet was very high in fat, fruit was a major aggravator of health issues ? like tooth pain, them little tongue bump things, emotional irrationality, joint pain, allergies, asthma, and fat gain ? and zits too....

The Catecholamine Honeymoon

This post could be titled any number of things. Originally I had thought to call it Low Carb Honeymoon, as I have referred to that window of amazing energy and effortless, lean-tissue sparing fat loss experienced by many on their first flirtation with carbohydrate restriction. But carbohydrate restriction is really just one way of achieving an adrenal hormone buzz that provides unfathomably good...

Milk Diet Fail

For those unfamiliar with the famous ?Fail Blog,? you should check it out. It is an encyclopedia of the comical side of human blunder. Up there with the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Stuff White People Like (JennytheNipper, please click on the Stuff White People Like hyperlink) as one of my favorite humorous places on the internet.  This is one of my favorites entitled...

Lose 25 Pounds in 28 Days!

Aurora, known in my household as schmookie-wookie muffin honey biscuit ? or something along those lines, had jaw surgery performed on Cinco de Mayo ? just 4 short weeks ago. I did a post about it back then, bragging about how healthy she has managed to get herself over the past 16 months or so ? re-mineralizing/de-arthritisizing her jaw joint, overcoming an autoimmune disease completely without...

Free eBook

The free eBook I’ve been promising for a couple months is finally available.  It’s a great introduction to my conclusions thus far and the latest and most precise direction on how to raise your metabolism/increase body temperature to date.  Most of you received e-mail notification already, although my e-mail service does have a high failure rate...

Aajonus Vonderplanitz

While consuming lots of raw milk, and no cooked foods whatsoever, it figures that ol? Aajonus Vonderplanitz would have come up in the comments section. And he did. Big time. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Aajonus, consider yourself lucky. Aajonus is one hell of a weird dude, and some of the most outlandish and perverse things I’ve encountered people doing were done per the...

Matt and the Masai on Milk

It’s day 15 of the milk diet, and there are many more positives and far fewer negative to report than a week ago.  I’ll spare you the written details and go straight into this week’s videos.  The first two videos are on the many cholesterol contradictions, myths, etc.  If you think you’ve got the whole heart disease thing all figured out, then think...

Milk Does a Body Good

Not-so-little anymore Martin has been contacting me for quite a while now.  He doesn’t play around in the comments section, but hits me up directly.  He’s a good kid, and already has two very extreme diets under his belt, which you’ll hear about shortly from the kid himself.  Anyway, he’s undergone quite a body transformation since the vegan/fasting combo....

Advantages of Raw Milk

When I say ?advantages of raw milk? I don’t mean advantages over pasteurized milk. I’m talking about overfeeding with raw milk, and what the potential advantages may be of a milk diet vs. a mixed, whole foods diet used specifically for overfeeding and stimulating the metabolism. Advantages include:1) Milk is 100% raw, with lots of digestive enzymes including lipases,...

Bernarr MacFadden

I learned some fascinating things about Bernarr MacFadden recently.  Originally I thought he was just some dude who wrote a book about milk fasting and a couple others.  Sure, I was impressed with the level of thought put into his The Miracle of Milk, but had no idea that he was like the O.G. Renegade Health Gangsta.  The guy had some kind of fetish for using natural methods to...

Campylobacter from Raw Milk

Okay, I’m a day late with these videos – filmed yesterday.  Today is officially day 4.  Feeling pretty good but a little run down.  Lookin’ pretty though.  My skin was very clear prior to starting this adventure, but it has definitely added some moisture and softness.  Ooh baby.  Bowels are funky, but getting back to normal (first 3 days I was...