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The Wind River Diet

By Matt Stone “The constant desire to go deeper into the Wilderness is shared by almost any backpacker. There is a relentless urge to travel further into the heart of pristine nature ? to become more united with the vastness of it. ?It’s been over two years since I walked out of Wyoming’s Wind River Range, exhausted, depleted, and confused. The Winds, a set of three immense...

Digestive Cleanse

Cleanses of all kinds exist in the far reaches of alternative nutrition, made well-known to the public by people like the Braggs and Kevin Trudeau. Some of the first nutritional experiments I ever tried could be defined as cleanses, and I can’t argue to the apparent health boost that I received from them. The subject of cleansing is a tough one. It’s something that I go back and...

Glycemic, more like Stupidemic…Right?

The Glycemic index is a shared table of figures that shows how specific foods affect blood sugar levels. To level the playing field between foods, the glycemic index uses 50 grams of carbohydrates from a particular food substance, and then monitors the subsequent rise in blood sugar. The baseline comparative figure is the effect of good ole? white bread, which is assigned the number 100....

Insulin Bin Laden

Insulin is a fantastic biochemical adaptation of the human body. To speak of it as if it’s an enemy, to declare war upon it, is foolish. But as discussed in the most recent post, you can have too much of a good thing.Too much insulin, which is bad, has been confused with insulin itself, which is essential and beneficial. Thus, many people, seeking to identify one enemy and eradicate it,...

Got Hyperinsulinism?

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that is secreted to manage proper blood sugar levels. Blood sugar levels are extremely important. Too much sugar or too little sugar circulating through our bloodstream has an incredibly powerful ? and harmful effect. Sugar balance is therefore of the utmost importance. Insulin is a storage hormone, meaning that it triggers the storage of sugar into...