Calling Bullshit: What the Health Part 3

What the Health

Part 1

Part 2

Here we go, back on the merry go round of propaganda and bad statistics. Today we are going to have some fun with Dr. Garth Davis’ claim that sugar cannot be stored as fat.  Already seems pretty spurious doesn’t it?  Just wait. Continue reading “Calling Bullshit: What the Health Part 3”

Calling Bullshit: What the Health Part 2

What the Health

Part 1

This series on all of the bullshit in What the Health is going to end up being pretty dang long since in part 1 I only got through the first six minutes of the movie.  Well anyway let’s dig into the next few minutes of this movie and see if it gets better (spoiler alert: it doesn’t) Continue reading “Calling Bullshit: What the Health Part 2”

Calling Bullshit: What the Health Part 1

What the Health

So there is a new health documentary out on Netflix called What the Health and it is meant to be a treatise on the importance of diet for health.  It’s not exactly that.  It is more accurately a beautifully done vegan propaganda film with shoddy science and even worse knowledge of how statistics work.  I do need to give the filmmakers prop, What the Health is very effective at evoking an emotional response.  I’m going to take my time here and do a mini series wherein I interpret every important claim made in the movie and see if it valid. Continue reading “Calling Bullshit: What the Health Part 1”

Calling Bullshit: Silicon Dioxide

Internet health experts are making some interesting claims again.  Silicon dioxide is a natural compound.  It’s literally sand.  It’s commonly used because it can help prevent certain things from clumping.  There was a claim made here that it has been linked to rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.  I got curious so I decided to look up that study and see if it actually applied for this.   Continue reading “Calling Bullshit: Silicon Dioxide”

NorCal Margarita

When summer time comes it can be hard to stick to your diet.  You want to hang out and drink all of the refreshing summer drinks.  But some drinks like frozen margaritas can add hundreds of calories to your daily total!

The NorCal margarita originally popularized by Robb Wolf is one of the best cocktails I have found to solve this.  It is light, refreshing, and is delicious for everyone, even those who aren’t dieting!

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NorCal Margarita

A light, refreshing, healthy, summer cocktail

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 136 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Tequila Reposado works the best
  • 1 oz Lemon and Lime juice Equal parts of each
  • Club Soda To top

Instructions

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice

  2. Add 2 oz of tequila (reposado works the best)

  3. Add 1 oz of lemon and lime juice mixture

  4. Top with club soda

  5. Stir and enjoy

INTERMITTENT FASTING BOOK PREVIEW

Intermittent Fasting Book

I wrote a book! Kinda! It’s pretty short so it can more accurately be called a guide.  But it is an intermittent fasting book, including information that I have never published on this site.  It is not out yet, but will be out pretty soon, and I wanted to give all of my readers access to the first few chapters absolutely free.  These free chapters include my quick start guide that describes an intermittent fasting protocol that has never been shared before, and an introduction that provides information about intermittent fasting.  All you need to do is fill out this form and I’ll have it quickly on it’s way to you!

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Guide to Intermittent Fasting

An Introduction to Intermittent Fasting

This article is meant to introduce you to the general concepts of intermittent fasting.

Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss

This article shows how intermittent fasting can be helpful for weight loss.

Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes

This article shows the evidence that intermittent fasting increases insulin sensitivity, an important measure for people with diabetes or those trying to avoid it.

Intermittent Fasting and Cardiovascular Health

This article shows the research connecting intermittent fasting to improved cardiovascular health.

The Fasting Brain

This article discusses the myriad benefits of fasting on the brain.

Intermittent Fasting and Cancer

This article shows the non link between fasting and cancer prevention.

Cancer Fasting: Could Fasting Prevent Cancer

Cancer Fasting

Introduction to Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss

Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes

Intermittent Fasting Infographic

Intermittent Fasting and Cardiovascular Health

Intermittent Fasting and the Brain

We have already done a good job of analyzing many of the potential health and physiological effects of intermittent fasting, but what we have yet to address is whether or not it may have any effect on what may be the scariest disease of them all, cancer.  Even with the advancements in care, cancer is still a terrifying and often confusing disease, however it is possible that intermittent fasting may have beneficial effects. Continue reading “Cancer Fasting: Could Fasting Prevent Cancer”

The Intermittent Fasting Brain

Intermittent fasting brain
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

Intermittent Fasting Infographic

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”