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The OMAD Diet

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 17:16:33 +0000

First it was Brad Pilon’s Eat Stop Eat. Every week you’d take 24 hours off from eating. You still ate every day, but there was a fast in there every week from say, dinner to dinner the following day. You could up the ante and do a couple fasts per week if you wanted. Then it […]



Do You Even Chew, Bro?

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 02:02:49 +0000

About six months ago I got the urge to chew stuff. Hard-to-chew stuff. I was even thinking about getting some rawhide from the pet store or something (relax, I didn’t). I started pondering chewing, and it led me down a really long rabbit hole involving ABC gum, a toad, and a gimp. Now, be forewarned […]



The Metabolic Zone

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:19:16 +0000

Brace yourselves for the coinage of a cheap and somewhat sleazy-sounding new health and fitness-related term: The Metabolic Zone. What is this coveted Metabolic Zone you ask? It’s an elusive state of being where someone can eat well beyond the normal BMR calculations for their height and weight, exercise rather minimally, sporadically, and infrequently, and […]



Why Are Central Americans so Fat?

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 21:36:01 +0000

Why is obesity in Central America so prevalent? That is the question… I’ve been traveling a lot over the past few months, and expect to travel a lot more. I’m writing this email from a Spanish School in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua (don’t worry, I’m redoing their website for them, lol). It’s been a […]



Glycine and the Immune System

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:35:50 +0000

By Joel Brind So I’ve been writing for a few years now about the benefits of supplementing your diet with glycine. (Full disclosure: I’ve also been selling glycine online, cleverly disguised as a sweetener called “sweetamine®”). I got into it because my studies on nutritional biochemistry and amino acid metabolism led me to try it […]



My Big Fat Fabulous Life

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:51:19 +0000

My summer trip ended early, and I had to spend a couple weeks in a hotel room. In hotel rooms I often find myself doing something I rarely do, which is watch television. A LOT of television. Stupid amounts. The kind of TV-watching where you only stand up to dust the potato chip crumbs off […]



To Fish Oil, or Not to Fish Oil?

Sat, 26 Sep 2015 21:22:46 +0000

The nutrition world is awash in fish oil worship. Typically, when the entire scientific community, food industry, and more are all singing the praises of an isolated substance or substances (EPA and DHA in the case of fish oil), you can be pretty sure there are some blind spots. And indeed there are. Omega 3 […]



Glycine Methionine Balance Revisited: A Matter of Timing

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:44:25 +0000

By Joel Brind In one of my earlier posts on this blog, I discussed the largely reciprocal nature of the amino acids glycine and methionine. Specifically, too much dietary methionine depletes glycine, because your body uses up glycine in order to get rid of the excess methionine. This is a common condition these days, because […]



Dietary Iron: Friend or Foe?

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:16:21 +0000

By Matt Stone Ray Peat talks about dietary iron being a significant negative nutritional factor. As you know, I think Ray’s a smart dude. In the past I’ve stated, “If you disagree with Ray Peat, you better be real sure. Because Ray has probably thought about it and researched it much more than you have.” […]



Metabolic Damage Revisited

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:08:10 +0000

By Scott Abel *Get three of Scott’s books on Amazon for just 99 cents today only HERE The 10-Day Metabolic Slowdown, and the 25-Day Rebound No study of the biology of weight-control and the ‘true’ understanding of metabolism would be complete without revisiting the topic of “metabolic damage” on several fronts. In this post I […]