Fasting ineffective for shrinking belly fat, may actually increase it

Hopefully, this study will give some serious food for thought to people who use (intermittent) fasting (IF) with the goal of losing excess weight. A recent post of mine discussed that IF is ineffective for fat loss and actually leads to loss of lean mass. The lead author of that study, himself an IF practitioner … Read more

Fasting ups estrogen & cortisol, decimates vitamin D, may cause diabetes

A really interesting study, which will likely generate more than a few hateful emails for my Inbox 🙂 Anyways, as the study demonstrates, fasting achieves these negative effects due to the elevated fatty acids working through PPAR activator PGC-1α, to activate both the estrogen receptor (ER) and glucocorticoid receptor (GR). So, aside from the important … Read more

Intermittent fasting (IF) ineffective and may even be dangerous

I have no doubt the findings of this study will quickly get dismissed by the massive industry that has formed around the idea that ANY weight loss is a good thing, and, just as importantly, if you lose weight while torturing yourself (in this with fasting) somehow the “gains” are even more worthwhile. Well, the … Read more

Down Syndrome (DS) cognitive handicap is due to (cellular) stress, may be reversible

If there is any disease that is currently considered incurable even in principles, it likely comes from the group of inherited/genetic disorders. Perhaps the most well-known one, due to rapidly rising incidence and thus publicity, is DS. Perhaps its most disabling aspect of DS is the cognitive dysfunction that manifest in such patients. The bulk … Read more

Calorie restriction (CR) increases cancer rates by more than 60%

The title says it all, so I won’t comment much on this other than to say that yet another myth propagated by mainstream medicine seems little more than wishful thinking. Namely, that calorie restriction (CR) will make you healthier. The official story on CR is not yet that it would make us live longer but … Read more

Despite striking increase in dieting and exercise, obesity is skyrocketing

Maybe it takes a study like the one below to finally wake the public health authorities from their century-long slumber. I doubt there is a person alive today living in the Western world who has not been raised by the mantra “eat less and move more” as the single proven way to lose weight. Interestingly, … Read more

SFA / MUFA are preferentially oxidized, while PUFA are stored/accumulated

Just a quick post in response to some of the hate mail I keep getting on a daily basis in regards to the body’s discriminatory treatment of various fat types. According to various proponents of keto diets, fasting, etc the organism has no preference for one type of fat or another in terms of oxidation … Read more

Dieting is deleterious

Hot on the heels of another post I recently made is the study below, which concludes that dieting (fasting) is deleterious to metabolism and health in general and needs to be seriously re-evaluated by medical professionals who repeat ad nauseam “eat less and move more”. Fasting and exercise closely mimic the effects of the low-carb … Read more