Multivitamins and their Benefits

IF YOU’RE NOT TAKING A MULTIVITAMIN, WHY THE HECK NOT?  Let’s first differentiate those “one per day” type of multivitamins and a real multivitamin.  The problem is that you can only squeeze so many milligrams of vitamins and minerals into a tablet.  And a good quality multi is going to pay little relevance to the […]

Do You Give Your Kid’s Gatorade?

GATORADE FOR ACTIVE KIDS?  Gatorade (in it’s original form without all the iridescent colors and artificial sweeteners) was designed for the athlete who hits the wall at 60 minute of heavy aerobic activity and needs rapid glucose for the next hour.  And, quite frankly, it does a good job at this.  And ONLY this.  But, […]

Will Eating Too Much Make Me Die Sooner?

The research behind a low calorie, high phytonutrient diet extending lifespan in mammals is quite extensive. There have been variations on this theme of lowering the calories we take in.  These can vary from full-blow calorie restriction to alternate day calorie restriction.  There is the Bahadori leanness program that uses “mini-fasts” to reach and maintain […]

Short Burst Aerobic from a Cellular Standpoint

Ok, ok. I truly don’t mean to beat you over the head with this concept, but I’m going to anyway. I think we’re approaching exercise all wrong. The problem is that, if I’m right, this isn’t some little tidbit that doesn’t make a difference. All of our public health recommendations need to be revamped. Let’s […]

Extended longevity in mice lacking insulin receptor in adipose tissue – (02-03-03)

Extended longevity in mice lacking insulin receptor in adipose tissue This study looked at mice that did not have insulin receptors in adipose cells and found an 18% increase in longevity. This strongly supports previous research in mammals that suggest caloric restriction without nutrient depletion (which would result in lowered insulin levels). With more evidence […]