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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....

Don Gorske Big Mac Prediction

Truth be told, I’m a little bit of a Don Gorske groupie. In November, on a trip to visit Aurora’s extended family in Wisconsin, I did go so far as to have a Big Mac in Gorske’s home of Fond Du Lac. I looked for the Mac Daddy, did not see him unfortunately, but took great comedic pleasure in enjoying my first Big Mac in about a year at a location in which perhaps the most...

Still Rethinking Hypothyroidism

Last week’s podcast introduced a new concept ? the concept of leptin resistance being the predominant hormonal cause of having a low body temperature. This of course, is not the only cause. Having low levels of leptin like that of an anorexic will certainly manifest in the form of low body temperature just as high leptin levels in someone with low leptin sensitivity will.If your thyroid...

Fructose, Leptin, and Insulin Resistance podcasts

The podcasts are now archived on my Youtube channel: 180degreehealth. I won’t always do a blog post featuring every podcast that I post, but wanted everyone to know that they can subscribe to the 180degreehealth channel and receive updates whenever I do a new recording or video there. Here are the first two podcasts for 2010 – a 2-part series on the connection between fructose,...

Leptin and Reversing type 2 Diabetes

As most of you have heard, my new eBook, 180 Degree Diabetes ? Preventing and Reversing Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, and Type 2 Diabetes, has been published. In that book, I fail to talk about the connection between the hormone leptin and type 2 diabetes, although I’m fully aware of it. The book was complicated enough, and the bottom line is that overfeeding HED-style has the...