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Are Blue Zones Based Upon FRAUD? New Research May Suggest…

Blue Zones

Imagine this. You were born in 1925 in a rural area in Italy and have no birth certificate. It’s now 1965, so you’re 40 years old. You know that pensions are given to those who are 60 or older. You’re […]

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How I “Fixed” My Cholesterol Levels with a Low-Carb Diet

LDL Cholesterol Low Carb Diet TL;DR

Using 100g net carbohydrates per day (85-100% of them around AM workouts), I was able to make the following lipid and metabolic changes:

Triglycerides: 41 (down from 46 and 66) HDL: 56 (down from 66 and 59)[…]

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Do Athletes Need Carbs? Doctor Tro Kalayjian Analyzes the Data

Do Athletes Need Carbs?

There’s no question that a well-formulated ketogenic diet has incredible weight loss and fat-burning benefits, especially from those suffering from hyperinsulinemia or carbohydrate control issues, especially when paired with intermittent fasting.

The reasons are frequently debated — whether it’s simply […]

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My LDL Cholesterol is High, But I’m Not Worried. Here’s Why.

LDL Cholesterol

Note: This is part one of a three-part series on cholesterol, heart disease risk, and the start of my personal journey towards health optimization via food and dietary strategy.

On March 8, 2019, I made a post on social […]

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High Protein Diets Do NOT Cause Kidney Issues: Meta-Analysis

Protein Kidneys

“The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest – but the myth – persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts […]

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Soybean Oil WRECKS the Gut Microbiome.. But They Won’t Tell You That

Soybean Oil Scandal

For years, the most well-researched members of the diet community have warned of the dangers of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) such as soybean oil, given their high propensity for inflammation, obesity, and disease. A six month, randomized controlled […]

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The 5:2 Diet: Fasting Pilot Study Shows Promise, But Has Drawbacks

The 5:2 Diet

Would you be interested in a job that required two days of work and five days off per week? How about a diet that only requires you to “diet” two days a week allowing you to take it easy the […]

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Is the Combo of Carbs and Fats Duping Your Brain.. and Diet?

Carbs Fats Combination

It’s no secret that the best tasting foods are usually dosed with a higher amount of both fats and carbs. Sure, we love a grilled chicken salad from time to time, but if calories and macros didn’t matter, would we […]

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How Much Protein Per Meal to Build Muscle? Bout ‘Four Fiddy’, Say Aragon & Schoenfeld

Protein Per Meal

Gyms are filled to the brim with old-heads trying to educate newer gym rats with advice that may stretch back decades. Often, this advice has little scientific backing and only has roots in anecdotes and “broscience”. Unsurprisingly, some of the […]

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Study: The Blood Sugar / Alzheimer’s Disease Link Continues to Grow

Alzheimer's Diabetes

In a recent investigation, a positive correlation was found between high blood sugar levels and cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disorder. This finding is even more terrifying as the correlation is positive regardless of the participant’s diabetic state. In other […]

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