Scientific Nutrition Update 42: Football and Heart Disease

Before I start what is likely going to be one of my controversial episodes, I need to make it very clear that I love football.  I played for a decade and coached for seven years.  However, there is emerging evidence of a link between football and heart disease.  On a more personal note, several of the men who have coached me at different points in my career have died from heart attacks.  Take every effort you can to control the risk factors you can.  Consult regularly with your physician, and make sure that you are working with him to control your blood pressure, your cholesterol, and everything else you can.

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Scientific Nutrition Update 20: Go for a Walk, Even if it’s just for 1 Minute and 40 Seconds

This episode is all about the health benefits of walking, and quite frankly they took my breath away.  This is such a small intervention for frankly huge health outcomes.  Walk and walk now.  Like seriously.  One of the easiest things you can do.  Hat tip to Dr. William Lagakos Ph. D who started me down this research rabbit hole.  Check out his site here. Continue reading “Scientific Nutrition Update 20: Go for a Walk, Even if it’s just for 1 Minute and 40 Seconds”

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

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UPDATE: I NO LONGER ENDORSE INTERMITTENT FASTING AS A WEIGHT LOSS TECHNIQUE.  PLEASE SEE HERE.

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?”