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Ode To Good Health

By Julia Gumm? It’s hard to know just what to do When seeking perfect health. Should you buy Mercola’s tanning bed? Do you have that kind of wealth? Should you guzzle fresh pressed green juice? Till you pass a kidney stone? Must you detox your filthy liver? Swear off cakes and pies and scones? Maybe the key is Atkins (If you’ve enough thyroid to spare.) Or actually, how ?bout...

More Low-Carb Craziness

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Still listening to the Real Food Summit, and today caught two talks, Zoe Harcombe and Barry Groves. I wanted to bang my head against the wall for some of the wacky stuff I was hearing, especially from Groves. I won’t give a point by point breakdown, but some quick and dirty thoughts. Groves repeatedly misrepresents facts to fit his...

Ray Peat – Cortisol and Diabetes

“Oxidation of sugar is metabolically efficient in many ways, including sparing oxygen consumption. It produces more carbon dioxide than oxidizing fat does, and carbon dioxide has many protective functions, including increasing Krebs cycle activity and inhibiting toxic damage to proteins. The glycation of proteins occurs under stress, when less carbon dioxide is being produced, and the...

Mark Sisson

Hey, sorry about my absence late last week. Wednesday distraction, Thursday drama, Friday crisis, and weekend recovery explains the last 5 days. Good stuff. All is well now though. Where were we? Ah yes, I wanted to continue our discussion of some popular diets/gurus. As promised, today we discuss Mark Sisson of http://www.marksdailyapple.com/ For starters, I want to make this perfectly clear....

The New Eating Disorders

By Matt Stone Not too long ago a new type of eating disorder was added to the big 2, anorexia and bulimia. This new one is referred to as orthorexia, which is, in a nutshell, having an irrational infatuation with healthy eating. Of course all the health authors and bloggers out there cried out as if this were some kind of conspiracy to keep people from making healthy food choices. Maybe that has...