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Type 2 Diabetes Curable! But Mosley’s New Book has HUGE Typo

Type 2 Diabetes Curable! But Mosley’s New Book has HUGE Typo

I was over at a buddy’s house when he opened some mail, and in it was Michael Mosley’s new book The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet. I was like, “Oh that’s the 5:2 guy, he’s cool he’s into intermittent fasting.” At...

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Chad Reilly July 24, 2016 5 Comments

Are Dietitians Wrong About Dinner Time?

Are Dietitians Wrong About Dinner Time?

OK, are dietitians wrong about dinner time? I’m about to reinterpret some 20 year old research, which really got me thinking. Though I might be mistaken, I think the experts are wrong, and the research is on my side. Such...

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Chad Reilly April 27, 2016 4 Comments

Intermittent Fasting, BDNF, Depression, More

Intermittent Fasting, BDNF, Depression, More

Dietary restriction stimulates BDNF production in the brain and thereby protects neurons against excitotoxic injury. Duan W, Lee J, Guo Z, Mattson MP. J Mol Neurosci. 2001 Feb;16(1):1-12. [FREE FULL TEXT] Abstract Dietary restriction (DR) increases the lifespan of rodents...

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Chad Reilly March 22, 2016 No Comments

Exercise vs Intermittent Fasting for Longevity

Exercise vs Intermittent Fasting for Longevity

Differential effects of intermittent feeding and voluntary exercise on body weight and lifespan in adult rats. Goodrick CL, Ingram DK, Reynolds MA, Freeman JR, Cider NL. J Gerontol. 1983 Jan;38(1):36-45. Abstract Male wistar rats were housed in laboratory cages or...

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Chad Reilly March 8, 2016 No Comments

Weight Loss, Set Point Theory, Metabolism and Thyroid Hormone

Weight Loss, Set Point Theory, Metabolism and Thyroid Hormone

Do adaptive changes in metabolic rate favor weight regain in weight-reduced individuals? An examination of the set-point theory. Weinsier RL, Nagy TR, Hunter GR, Darnell BE, Hensrud DD, Weiss HL. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000 Nov;72(5):1088-94. [FREE FULL TEXT] From the study:...

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Chad Reilly February 18, 2016 No Comments

Intermittent Fasting and Circadian Rhythms

Intermittent Fasting and Circadian Rhythms

I had a blog idea comparing various cleansing/detoxification schemes with intermittent fasting, with the gist being that there are some similarities. Both probably make you feel better for largely the same reasons, but that fasting is better and free. With...

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Chad Reilly February 8, 2016 3 Comments

Intermittent Fasting Improves Heart Attack Survival, A LOT!

Intermittent Fasting Improves Heart Attack Survival, A LOT!

Anyone familiar with my blog, or me, will know that I have a pretty fair obsession with intermittent fasting for what are becoming more reasons than I can easily count. So what is particularly interesting about this paper, contrary to...

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Chad Reilly January 12, 2016 No Comments

My Favorite Intermittent Fasting Educational Videos

My Favorite Intermittent Fasting Educational Videos

For those of you who don’t like to read, this blog about intermittent fasting educational videos is for you. I have been doing intermittent fasting for 6 months now, and I have a number of comments to add since making...

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Chad Reilly October 20, 2015 1 Comment

Intermittent Fasting Maintains Muscle when Dieting

Intermittent Fasting Maintains Muscle when Dieting

Intermittent versus daily calorie restriction: which diet regimen is more effective for weight loss? Varady KA. Obes Rev. 2011 Jul;12(7):e593-601. [FREE FULL TEXT] Abstract Dietary restriction is an effective strategy for weight loss in obese individuals. The most common form...

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Chad Reilly September 2, 2015 No Comments

Short Term Fasting Increases Metabolic Rate

Short Term Fasting Increases Metabolic Rate

Resting energy expenditure in short-term starvation is increased as a result of an increase in serum norepinephrine. Zauner C, Schneeweiss B, Kranz A, Madl C, Ratheiser K, Kramer L, Roth E, Schneider B, Lenz K. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000 Jun;71(6):1511-5. [free...

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Chad Reilly July 8, 2015 3 Comments

My thoughts after 40 days of fasting (intermittent)

My thoughts after 40 days of fasting (intermittent)

Actually it was 43 days before I got my blood test and 47 days before I finally cheated. My plan at first was 30 days, then figured who fasts for 30 days? 40 days has more history, then I figured...

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Chad Reilly July 6, 2015 11 Comments

Intermittent Fasting (16/8) Improves Stroke Recovery

Intermittent Fasting (16/8) Improves Stroke Recovery

Intermittent fasting attenuates increases in neurogenesis after ischemia and reperfusion and improves recovery. Manzanero S, Erion JR, Santro T, Steyn FJ, Chen C, Arumugam TV, Stranahan AM. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2014 May;34(5):897-905 [FREE FULL TEXT] Abstract Intermittent fasting...

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Chad Reilly May 18, 2015 4 Comments

Calorie Restriction Prevents Peripheral Nerve Damage

Calorie Restriction Prevents Peripheral Nerve Damage

Lifelong calorie restriction alleviates age-related oxidative damage in peripheral nerves. Opalach K1, Rangaraju S, Madorsky I, Leeuwenburgh C, Notterpek L. Rejuvenation Res. 2010 Feb;13(1):65-74.  Abstract Aging is associated with protein damage and imbalance in redox status in a variety of cells and...

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Chad Reilly May 8, 2015 No Comments

Intermittent Fasting Types and Terminology

Intermittent Fasting Types and Terminology

Intermittent Fasting and Human Metabolic Health. Patterson RE, Laughlin GA, Sears DD, LaCroix AZ, Marinac C, Gallo LC, Hartman SJ, Natarajan L, Senger CM, Martínez ME, Villaseñor A. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2015 Apr 6. My...

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Chad Reilly May 6, 2015 No Comments

Intermittent Fasting and/vs Calorie Restriction Diets

Intermittent Fasting and/vs Calorie Restriction Diets

Intermittent fasting dissociates beneficial effects of dietary restriction on glucose metabolism and neuronal resistance to injury from calorie intake. Anson RM1, Guo Z, de Cabo R, Iyun T, Rios M, Hagepanos A, Ingram DK, Lane MA, Mattson MP. Proc Natl...

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Chad Reilly May 4, 2015 6 Comments

Decreasing Calories 30% Increases Testosterone 21-27%

Decreasing Calories 30% Increases Testosterone 21-27%

Impact of moderate calorie restriction on testicular morphology and endocrine function in adult rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Sitzmann BD, Brown DI, Garyfallou VT, Kohama SG, Mattison JA, Ingram DK, Roth GS, Ottinger MA, Urbanski HF. Age (Dordr). 2014 Feb;36(1):183-97. Abstract:...

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Chad Reilly April 29, 2015 3 Comments

Caloric Restriction Decreases Muscle Cell Death with Age

Caloric Restriction Decreases Muscle Cell Death with Age

Sarcopenia: the role of apoptosis and modulation by caloric restriction. Dirks Naylor AJ, Leeuwenburgh C. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2008 Jan;36(1):19-24. Abstract The mechanisms of sarcopenia have been slowly unraveled and likely involve activation of apoptosis. It is hypothesized that...

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Chad Reilly April 27, 2015 No Comments

Eat Less for More Muscle?

Eat Less for More Muscle?

Always looking for something for nothing, this might be the ultimate. When I was a competitive bodybuilder and weightlifter I was always force feeding myself to gain weight and compete in higher weight classes, and as fun as that sounds...

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Chad Reilly April 17, 2015 No Comments