Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...Tell Me More
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Atkins still dominates the health world today, Apples. Here’s an interesting assortment of other provocative dietary views and news, with some genetic research thrown in for good measure. Enjoy!
It’s in the Enzymes
Important Alzheimer‘s news.
A fitness expert’s views on “nutritionism”.
The controversial health ranger is at it again. This time, with five steps to reverse type-2 diabetes (also known previously as adult-onset). Well, if that’s not controversial…
A junk-food lover philosophizes about fat fears and other food phobias. While we don’t subscribe to his views (at least, not all of them), it’s a compelling read.
You Don’t Know You’re Fat?
Scientists postulate that the brain doesn’t know the body is fat; but the person still does. This isn’t exactly another “blame your genes” study, but it skates awfully close. This, in addition to gut bugs, does present some obstacles. Fortunately, it’s not that tough to use your brain to, well, outsmart your brain (strange, isn’t it? Since it’s the best computer on earth and all).
But seriously, you can “trick” your brain into all kinds of things: being more productive, feeling happier, and even losing weight. Those no-sugar subscribers are on to something: cutting carbs creates an effect called ketosis, which helps you shed pounds while feeling satisfied. We know we’re verging on beating a dead llama with this, but it’s really important! And you’ll feel so great, who cares if your brain catches on? (Psst…it will.)