Why I Fast, and Why You Should Too

A long spiritual time ago, in an apartment far away from my current abode - if you're walking -- I wrote a blog post about my first experiment with extended fasting. Recently, I've adopted the practice of fasting for 3 days at the beginning of every month and doing an extended fast of 5-7 days …

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Why I Sit in the Snow, and Why You Should Too

Since a ton of people have been asking me about why I sit in the snow in just my shorts, I figured I'd give you guys a comprehensive response and a resource to look back on when all of my excited explanations have faded away. In episode 2 of the Panoptic Podcast, you'll learn the …

Fat-Burning Brown-Fat, Paleo and Post-Menopause, & Why You Should Drink Less Caffeine

There are a few things that you should know about this week. Two that are related: There's an enzyme that can boost metabolism in heat-producing brown fat tissue. Certain bile acids can turn white-fat fat-deposits into metabolically active brown-fat like tissue. Two that are seemingly unrelated: Paleo diets help post-menopausal women lose weight and maintain …

Fast-Food Triggers Large + Aggressive Immune Response

It looks as though our Western Diet (WD) can cause long-term changes to our immune systems. Researchers found that the WD causes larger immune reactions with repeated feedings, and more aggressive responses by the immune system even in small doses. The Western Diet is characterized by a high consumption of red meat, refined sugars, saturated …

Eat Less, Live Long

We've had a few firsts recently. We have our first prolonged human study of the effects of Caloric Restriction, and Our first human study of early time-restricted-eating. Calorie Restricted Eating Delays Aging in Humans In a two-year, 218 participant study, researchers were able to show positive effects of caloric restriction (CR) on numerous clinical disease …

Alpha Nutrition

Strategies for Maximizing Muscle Growth, Strength, and Power As an athlete engaging in strength and power training with short bouts of high intensity training, I’d like you to be able to eat in a way that optimizes your performance of those tasks. I want you to maximize your muscle mass, strength, power, and short duration …