The latest culprit that undermines diet and exercise for weight loss finally has a name – sitting disease. Knowing what it is and what to do about it is great news for everyone who has had trouble losing weight and keeping it off. Part of the good news is that it is one of the easiest and cheapest of all the weight loss methods ever discovered. [Read more…]
Cold thermogenesis is the best kept health secret of all time. Central Arizona finally got cold enough for my tub to drop down to my target temperature range (50-55o F) this past week. [Read more…]
If you, like me, are concerned about brain aging, then take heart. Many recent discoveries point to simple lifestyle changes that can slow it down and even reverse it. Brain aging is a huge topic, so this post will focus on just one of those changes – getting more of the most important brain-healthy mineral into your brain. That mineral is magnesium. Here is what you should know. [Read more…]
Building muscle as you age, by eating right, is not a once-size-fits-all formula. It depends on your starting point with one particular hormone – the Great Wizard of All Hormones – LEPTIN. [Read more…]
Building muscle is not as difficult as most people think. Since maintaining adequate muscle mass is crucial for overall fitness and health, adopting the simplest and most effective ways to do so will be more likely to ensure your success.
Start out by forgetting about and ignoring the majority of what you’ve heard or done yourself for muscle building. Diet, exercise, and supplements can only be helpful if you know which foods, workouts, and nutrients are truly useful. Each of these is a topic by itself, so this post will focus on one of these categories: muscle building supplements.
By the way, the benefits of certain supplements diminish as you age. Here is what you should know. [Read more…]
Eating is wonderful. Except when it isn’t. Such as when it exposes you to the monumentally dangerous substances that scientists call advanced glycation end products (AGEs). AGEs speed up aging and underlie many degenerative diseases, including diabetes, atherosclerosis, chronic renal failure, Alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure, stroke, osteopenia, and generation of epithelial cancers.
Unfortunately, scientific jargon about AGEs has kept this all-important topic from becoming a popular subject on social media and at parties, picnics and family gatherings. We clearly need a new term that the public can understand and talk about intelligently.
Since AGEs represent oxidation gone amok, and since oxidation is a burning of sorts, I propose that we refer to AGEs as Burnt Crap in Foods (BCFs). There, isn’t that better? Now let’s delve into BCFs to see what they do, where they are, and how to minimize damage to your health from them. [Read more…]
If you haven’t heard of PQQ yet, then take a look at why some scientists want this substance to be classified as a vitamin. It is a remarkable modern discovery that can perform miracles. [Read more…]
Every part of every cell is important for good health. One part, though, has recently risen to the forefront in research on health and longevity – mitochondria. Everything works better and longer when you are good to them. If you aren’t, well … good luck with that. Here are some crucial pointers on what you can do to make sure that your mitochondria are all they should be. [Read more…]
Okay, that is just a fancy term to say fear of sunlight. Such fear does, indeed, drive a massive occurrence of modern diseases. If you avoid sunlight, you already have or are on the way to getting one or more Diseases of Civilization because of your fear of it. It trumps diet, exercise, and supplements. The solution? More of the right light at the right times, and less of the wrong light at the wrong times. [Read more…]