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Ancel Keys and The Biology of Human Starvation

What a read. It’s finally over. Returned to the local library and being sent back from whence it came. As most of you know, I’ve been working hard to get through this 2-volume, 1300 page opus peering into the physiological aspects of human starvation. I did so for two primary reasons:The first reason is that during starvation the basal body temperature drops, and a long list of...

Cut Calories to Gain Fat

If you’re looking for a way to gain body fat in proportion to lean body mass, let it be known that the most efficient means of achieving that lofty goal has been known since 1950. Cut calories. In 1950, an experiment was performed by Ancel Keys on a group of 32 young men in relatively healthy condition. The idea behind the experiment was to study what happens under situations of famine....

David Brown on Omega 6 Fats

One nutrition researcher who claims to have been “studying nutritional controversies” for decades is David Brown of Kalispell, MT. David contacted me nearly two years ago, and we’ve kept in close contact ever since. In our health travels, we’ve both come to similar conclusions on the two greatest dietary evils – omega 6 fat and refined fructose. With...

Death to Diets!

The comments section on “Weight Watchers Fail” is really inspiring.  Inspiring enough to make this official…I, Matt Stone, am an anti-diet crusader. Like I’ve said, if I find a way that truly allows us all to be lean without sacrificing our health and sanity, you’ll be the first to know. For now, we’re all going to shove a collective fist up the entire...