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”
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”
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!
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”
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”
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?”
Type 2 Diabetes is an incredibly damaging disease that causes a huge amount of damage to both life and to our national healthcare expenses. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. It has annual costs of $245,000,000,000. This is a huge problem for our nation and for 29.1 million people. There was early on some evidence in rats and mice that intermittent fasting could help with insulin sensitivity and potentially with diabetes, and the question is whether or not that same effect is seen in humans. Continue reading “Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes: Can IF improve insulin sensitivity?”
There is a lot of debate about the potential health benefits of intermittent fasting. There is a certain group of people who have become extraordinarily passionate about this technique and now believe it to be an almost universal cure-all. With one of their most oft-cited claims being that intermittent fasting has special benefits for weight loss. I have previously addressed intermittent fasting here and here. Continue reading “Intermittent Fasting as a Strategy for Weight Loss”