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
Preliminary evidence shows that restricting calories prunes weak gut cells, thereby improving overall gut barrier function.
Prediabetes (shockingly common) impairs fertility.
It’s never too late to lift and make gains.
THC alters the genetic profile of sperm cells.
Episode 300: Melanie Avalon: Host Elle Russ chats with Melanie Avalon, an actress and author of What When Wine: Lose Weight and Feel Great with Paleo-Style Meals and Intermittent Fasting (and some wine).
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Mark, what’s your take on this study (https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article-abstract/108/6/1264/5239906)? Do whole grains reduce liver fat after all?
This is a sneaky one.
They pitted refined grains against whole grains. Eating 98 grams of refined wheat each day led to a 49% increase in liver fat over 12 weeks, while eating 98 grams of whole wheat “prevented a substantial increase in liver fat.” What’s that saying, exactly? Did the whole grains prevent all increases in liver fat, or just substantial increases?
As it turns out, the whole wheat also increased liver fat, albeit “only” by 11%. That the whole wheat mitigated the catastrophic rise precipitated by the same portion of refined grains is something, I guess. Or you could just not eat any wheat at all.
And 98 grams of anything isn’t much. That’s a couple of slices of bread. Be careful!
I agree with this cancer researcher.
How far will you go, citizen?
How customer service reps for DNA analysis companies end up playing therapist to customers shocked by results.
How the carnivore diet might work.
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Extinct red wolf DNA appears in wild canines living on Texas island.
Don’t do it, Harry.
Speculation I found interesting: Carnivore Mikhaila Peterson’s cholesterol will rise as she gets healthier.
Article I found interesting: “Iron is the new cholesterol.”
In case anyone has forgotten, here’s a reminder: The case against salt remains weak.
Blog post I’m reading: Can Ketogenic Diets Work for Bodybuilding or Athletics?
I recently read a quote—“It is incorrect to believe that top athletes suffer great sacrifices to achieve their goals. Often, they don’t see what they do as sacrificial at all. They like it.”
Do you agree with this regarding top athletes and top performers in other fields?
One year ago (Dec 16 – Dec 22)
“Focusing on neurotransmitters when it comes to happiness is the same trap we’ve been falling in for decades: Treating symptoms instead of the cause.”
– Nice and succinct, Colin.