Scientific Nutrition Update 6: How to get Started Intermittent Fasting

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Okay first things first, I said I was going to include a link for you to get this chapter of my book for free so here you go:

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Scientific Nutrition Update 5: What is Intermittent Fasting?

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In this episode we go strongly into my wheelhouse and discuss what is intermittent fasting.  This is obviously something I’m knowledgeable about it so I’m just gonna throw it up here and give you a few links to help you learn more. Episode and script and links are all right below the fold

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Scientific Nutrition Update 4: Trend Line Dieting

In this episode we discuss a tool I discussed in yesterday’s episode and a couple times before.  It is a technique I call trend line dieting, that helps you figure out how your weight is actually changing.  It was first introduced to me in The Hacker’s Diet by John Walker and is a way to take control of your weight.  This is a really interesting episode you should listen to. Just click the read more button to hear this one.

Scientific Nutrition Update 1: Obesity as a Disease of Addiction

I finally did it guys.  I launched my podcast.  It is going to be a short 5-10 minute daily look at something I find interesting.  New studies in nutrition and health, ideas I have, things I noticed in things I’ve been reading.  Basically whatever I feel like.  Every once in a while I’ll do a Q&A episode where I answer any questions you guys have, and when I can I will get people to interview to do longer episodes.

This episode discusses my thoughts after listening to Tim Ferriss’ podcast with Dr. Maté who is an addiction specialist.  (Here)  In it he discusses obesity as a disease of addiction, and that concept is what I discuss in this podcast.  As always let me know what you think.  This is a new experiment for me and all feedback is welcome. Just click read more to listen to this one. Continue reading “Scientific Nutrition Update 1: Obesity as a Disease of Addiction”

The Intermittent Fasting Brain

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Could intermittent fasting benefit the brain?

An Introduction to Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss

Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes

Intermittent Fasting and Cardiovascular Health

We have already shown some of the interesting features of intermittent fasting.  However, we are now trying to assess whether or not it may be beneficial for the long term health of your brain.  Whether or not there may be a special fasting brain.  With the incredible prevalence and destructive ability of neurodegenerative diseases it is important to look for methods and techniques that can promise an improved long term mental health deserves consideration.  The problem with any potential fasting brain is that it is hard to test in humans due to the length of study that would be necessary.  So we are going to need to look at studies done on other mammals, always remember these are not a perfect analogue, but still could give us a useful view into the fasting brain. Continue reading “The Intermittent Fasting Brain”

Intermittent Fasting and Cardiovascular Health: Can IF help your heart?


An Introduction to Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting as a Strategy for Weight-Loss

Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes: Can IF improve insulin sensitivity?

We have already established that intermittent fasting seems to have some interesting effects.  The new question we must consider is whether or not is has the potential to stop the number one killer in the United States cardiovascular disease.  Millions of people suffer from this disease, and it is one of the single largest contributors to emergency room visits.  If there was evidence that intermittent fasting could help with this disease it would make a massive difference in terms of lives saved. Continue reading “Intermittent Fasting and Cardiovascular Health: Can IF help your heart?”

Alcohol and your Health: The Boozy Truth



When you first start to lose weight, one of the most common pieces of advice is to completely eliminate it from your diet, that it does nothing for your health, and will only serve to stall your weight loss.  However, what if alcohol actually was not as bad for you as is often described?  And what if even more shockingly alcohol was associated with a lower incidence of obesity? Continue reading “Alcohol and your Health: The Boozy Truth”