Entries by fit.admin

Dialing Down the Grim Reaper Gene

Dialing Down the Grim Reaper Gene Only about 1 in 10,000 people live to be a 100 years old. What’s their secret? I discuss this in my video Animal Protein Compared to Cigarette Smoking. In 1993, a major breakthrough in longevity research was published about a single genetic mutation that doubled the lifespan of a […]

Pomegranates Put to the Test for Prostate Cancer

Pomegranates Put to the Test for Prostate Cancer The pomegranate “has been revered through the ages for its medicinal properties”––so much so that it’s been used as a symbol for some medical organizations. A fruit seems to me a better representation of health than the American Medical Association’s snake on a stick. The pomegranate is […]

Why There Is so Much Commercial Corruption in Nutrition

Why There Is so Much Commercial Corruption in Nutrition The prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes has skyrocketed, as has the number of articles published about diabetes in medical journals. “Why does our wealth of academic knowledge not translate more directly to improving the human condition?” Perhaps our over-attachment to the reductionistic mindset that […]

Sign Up for My Webinar on Intermittent Fasting

Sign Up for My Webinar on Intermittent Fasting Some of the most common questions I receive are about ketogenic diets and intermittent fasting, so I’ve done a deep dive into the research on both topics and am excited to finally present my findings. You can learn about the latest science on the keto diet in […]

How to Avoid BPA

How to Avoid BPA The purported link between obesity and hormone-disrupting plastics chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA) was initially based in part on observations that the rise in chemical exposure seemed to coincide with the rise of the obesity epidemic, but that may only be a coincidence. Many other changes over the last half century, […]

The Diet We Were Designed to Eat

The Diet We Were Designed to Eat There are three broad theories about evolution and food. One is that humans have become adapted to grains and other products of the agricultural revolution over the last 10,000 years. Two is the paleo view “that 10,000 years is a blink of an evolutionary eye, and that humans […]

What’s the Secret to Latino Longevity?

What’s the Secret to Latino Longevity? Latinos living in the United States tend to have “less education, a higher poverty rate, and worse access to health care” and “represent the ultimate paradigm of healthcare disparities,” with the highest rate of uninsured, lowest rates of health screening and counseling, and poorest levels of blood pressure and blood […]