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New Year = New You!

Bulky sweaters, sweat pants, sweat shirts, elastic waistbands – it’s winter.  Not only is this the season for comfort foods – but it’s also the season for ‘comfort clothes’.  Unfortunately, when spring rolls around and it’s time to shed those layers of cloth we don’t always like the ‘permanent layers’ (um, yeah, that’s fat…) we… Continue Reading

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Hormones: Disrupted, Decadent, Depraved

During a recent conversation with my father over the movie “Tree of Life” I noted that life is really just 1,000 near death experiences. We are aware that an eventual end is coming. Whether it be by Mayan prediction, Solar Flares, Economic catastrophe, or Justin Bieber (bleak I know). Eventually, there will be an “end… Continue Reading

Iron can react with oxygen and essential fats to cause a series of molecular chain reactions. Such reactions can, in a single second, generate billions of high-energy electrons that damage our tissues the same way radiation does.

Iron fortified infant cereal: A formula for health problems?

This is a guest post by Catherine Shanahan, MD Author of Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food and Food Rules: A Doctor’s Guide to Healthy Eating If you are a young mom, there’s a good chance your pediatrician has recommend that you provide an iron-fortified formula or cereal to your baby. But are these iron-fortified products really the best thing for… Continue Reading

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Jonathan’s Journey With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

I have a new lease on life, owed in large part to the support of my trainer, co-workers at the gym and Robb Wolf. I know that without the knowledge gained from them I would still be in the same unhealthy slump and not on the successful path I am currently on…Sure it is tough at first, but once you realize all the benefits (more energy, less pain, weight loss, less inflammation, gained concentration, confidence… the list goes on) you will not want to go back to the way you ate before. Trust me, this diet works.
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PolyPhasic Sleep-Part Deux

If you missed part one, here ya go. SLEEP 101 (probably more like 102) “If sleep does not serve an absolutely vital function, then it is the biggest mistake the evolutionary process has ever made” Allan Rechtschaffen University of Chicago Sleep Laboratory Smithsonian, November 1978 Why do we sleep? The answer to this question still… Continue Reading

PolyPhasic Sleep- Part 1

This is a submission from my good friend Dr. Dan Pardi. I’ve received questions about polyphasic sleep for years. Well, here is a sleep experts  thoughts on the topic. Enjoy! Also Dan is a PhD candidate at Leiden University working with the departments of Neurology and Endocrinology. He lives and works in the bay area… Continue Reading

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It’s in the Blood: When it Rains it Pours

It’s in the Blood: When it Rains it Pours The recent article Paleo and Testosterone spiked a huge comment response regarding the intricacies of nutrition, training, lifestyle, supplements and hormones.  The subject of hormones has been one that I have been in bed with for quite some time, especially low or dysfunctional hormones. It has… Continue Reading

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Paleo and Testosterone

To say that this paleo/ancestral life-way has saved and dramatically improved my life would be something between spot on and a complete understatement. I was really sick when I came on all this back in 1998 and for being almost 40 I feel like I’m doing pretty well. But I wonder at times if I’m… Continue Reading