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By: LSE Library

1 Weird Trick to Perfect Your Health

🙂  Of course the title here is bullshit. Over the years, as I’ve struggled to figure out what’s real and what’s bullshit with regards to health I’ve slowly turned to Dr. Steven Novella for how to think about matters. Not that I’m looking to him for advice on matters, but on how to think and…

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Solving Leaky Gut

Fixing Stomach Issues on a Low Carb Diet

Background More often that not, LC diets can improve digestive issues.   However, in some cases they can exacerbate these issues because they tend to introduce foods that are higher in FODMAPs. What are FODMAPs? FODMAPs are a very broad category of foods that contain fructose, lactose, fructans, and polyols.  The low-FODMAP diet can reduce…

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By: Anna Majkowska

Michael Pollan Ignorantly Dismisses Gluten Free

Michael Pollan has been ignorantly stating that gluten free is a “social contagion” (ie. dietary fad) and that people can eat gluten bearing grains and that they just don’t know it.  In fact, to prove this to those silly misinformed people, he’s instructing them to eat … wait for it… gluten free bread. Yes, you…

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By: Dave Shafer

Can a Low Carb Diet Raise Your Blood Sugar?

Did you know that a low carb diet can fool you into thinking your blood sugars are elevated all the way into diabetic ranges when they’re really not? As contradictory as it may seem, chronic low carb dieting can result in your body becoming resistant to insulin in a protective way to help spare glucose (probably for…

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By: Jennifer C.

Blue Zones, Veganism and Anti-Aging

Background  Longevity research is an area of interest of mine.   People in my family tend to deal with diabetes and it’s many complications early on in life (pre-diabetes in their late 30’s/early 40’s, full blown diabetes before 50). I seldom see family members living into their 80’s.  While I’m not sure I want to live…

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