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Diet and Inflammation Part 3

In my last post?Part 2 of this diet and inflammation seriesI discussed the cells?called macrophages?which actually affect the inflammatory response, and how the amino acid glycine is crucial in regulating the activation of the macrophages at the level of the cell surface membrane. In the present installment, I’ll be discussing the propagation and amplification of the inflammatory response,...

Why Healthy Diets Fail

By Matt Stone There is a lot of hype surrounding various “healthy diets.” I too had a religious faith that a nutritious and wholesome diet would deliver unspeakable vitality. The science seemed to be there, testimonials left and right, and it “just made so much sense.” But, when I tried various versions of what seemed like the optimal diet at the time, it didn’t...

The Best Way to Feed Your Dog

By Matt Stone In the comments on a recent post the topic of dog nutrition surfaced. Several people mentioned switching their dogs to new diets or even applying my methods of “rest and refeeding” to a sick pet. TW writes… When I came home from college my dog was really sick and frail with obvious signs of Cushing’s. She had lost a ton of weight, collapsed often, peed in...

The Biggest Dietary Change Ever Made

Over roughly the last 100 years, the United States, and the rest of the world, has undergone a dramatic dietary change. We eat less at home and more at restaurants. We eat fewer foods made from scratch and more that are processed and packaged at a factory far, far away. There are of course many other changes (frequent dieting being equally if not more significant). But the biggest change of all...

Why I Don’t Eat Pork

By Matt Stone In 2006, my natural contrarian tendencies getting the best of me, I decided that fat, not carbohydrates or protein, was the bestest thing ever. So I embarked on a diet with roughly 70% of my calories coming from fat. In all the world’s anti-fat hysteria, they must have missed what is truly the optimal human diet. Or so I led myself to believe as I watched my abs pop out, my...