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Friday, May 13, 2016

How Much Protein is Toxic?

Both men and women, sick people and healthy people, athletes and couch potatoes, can consume so much protein that they begin to get sick. When the diet provides about

How Much Protein Do We Really Need?

(From Minimal Medication) The point at which enough protein becomes too much is the liver has to turn it into sugar. How much protein is that?

Does Exercise Prevent Colon Cancer?

There is a growing body of evidence that getting enough calcium-rich foods and taking a low-dose (up to 1000 IU a day) vitamin D supplement helps prevent colon cancer. But what about exercise?

Monday, May 2, 2016

The Mystery of Growth Hormone: How Eating Less Sometimes Helps You Grow Muscle Faster

Here's an excerpt from my book Minimal Medication on the interaction between intermittent fasting, or, if you are a teenager, just not eating all the time, and muscle growth.

Bitter Orange for Weight Loss


Bitter orange is the fruit to help you lose weight. Bitter orange extract, also known as Citrus aurantium extract, is a safe and effective supplement to help its users lose weight safely. The issues with the use of bitter orange peel as an aid to weight loss mostly have to do with its confusion with another herb, ephedra.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Fighting Diabetic Complications with Broccosprouts

I'm ordinarily loathe to write about "super foods." Today's super food tends to become tomorrow's over-hyped super-flop.

But one of the superfoods for diabetes of recent years is still getting good reports today, so I'm reposting my article on fighting diabetes complications with broccosprouts, like the 5-day-old broccoli sprouts pictured at the left.