One bright, beautiful summer Saturday when I was twenty-eight I was at a party in the Hollywood Hills. My friend's pool was once Walt Disney's, though this contemporary house had been built between Walt Disney's actual house and the pool so we were not in the same rooms that Walt used to walk. The house looked over the whole of Los Angeles, and since there were only about twelve people at the party, all of us familiar with each other now for a number of years, there was a more intimate feeling than usual L.A. pool parties.Read More
For about half of my life from age 15 to 30 I was a competitive swimmer. I loved the pool and the camaraderie of a team. I didn’t really compete as an adult, but trained competitively and usually lead my lane during long, grueling practices. I felt alive when the water rushed over my body at top speed, proud of my athletic ability, part of something special when bonding with my teammates. I was a sprinter, swimming freestyle and butterfly so fast you could count on one hand the number of strokes it took me to get across the pool.Read More
This recipe is a great way to get a bunch of calories, glucose, and vegetables when limiting protein for various reasons discussed in my book, Fuck Portion Control. To be clear, I do not advocate reduced protein intake, only that there are certain health conditions which require strategic protein fasts…Read More
Hair grows during late spring, summer, fall, and into the start of winter. Here is a visual update of my own hair regrowth going on right now. About half of what you see was regrown the first time I "accidentally" regrew it while developing niacin therapy (this is a chapter in my book which explains how to stimulate endogenous niacin synthesis and is not the same as taking supplemental niacin).Read More
The supplement world is a crazy one. I can't believe all the things that are marketed as being helpful. There is no way you could ever afford everything that's out there, let alone try it all. I'm further dismayed by seeing people who take things
Last night I got an urgent inquiry from a woman whose children had contracted a very uncomfortable stomach bug. One was sick a few days earlier and the other developed symptoms soon after, both of them with vomiting, diarrhea, and an aversion to food. Their doctor had diagnosed it as "gastritis," which basically means he doesn't have a clue what it was, as the term gastritis simply means inflation of the gastrointestinal system, and sent them home just as sick as when they had arrived.Read More
I began having sweet potatoes shortly after learning that root vegetables are quite effective in helping our stomach bacteria produce butyric acid. All the short chain fatty acids that our gut microbiota produce are important, but butyric acid is one of the more difficult to come by in sufficient amounts if you are at all ill (metabolically speaking).Read More
I have gotten many inquiries on ideas for meals, and because I am fairly erratic in what I eat I think the best way to respond is to just show what I cook at home (highlighted in my Instagram feed above). Today I made scallop chowder.Read More
I put up a Facebook page for readers to ask questions, discuss issues, or share your own experience in a public forum or to receive more real time health and wellness posts from me. Posts from me on the Facebook page will be related to themes in the book and highlight health issues and solutions, food ideas, cooking videos, and tips and insights into achieving health outcomes.Read More
The first run of books is off to the press! Printing should finish by March 15th, so I anticipate orders going out a few days after when it gets to distribution. Thanks for your support! You can still order books at any time.Read More
Not sure which is the best cover design. What do you think? Please leave comments below! Which colors, layout, fonts do you like best? UPDATE: Red cover seems to have gotten most love. BTW I do agree the frowny face and banned symbol are two negative images... but looking at it after 24 hours really made me smile. It's kind of a dark humor.
Yes—I have figured out why hair loss happens and how it can be restored! But you'll have to buy the book for this one. It has a ton of new stuff, better writing, new cures, new stories, and best of all, almost NO spelling errors!Read More
Thank you for supporting my blog. I have been writing a book which will contain the articles on this blog plus new ones (been working on it for a while now). There's some pretty exciting stuff in it. I will be publishing it through Amazon and it will be available for preorder in mid February 2018, so keep an eye out for it.Read More
I will be moving this article to a more recent publish when making changes I think will benefit readers who have already read many of my articles, but I will not remove the previous updates. If you see this appear there will be more additions to the list of updated topics below than what you may have already seen.
ERECTIONS - added specific information about zinc
DIOXINS TOXINS AND PESTICIDES - removed recommendation for Alpha Lipoic Acid as I've come to believe it increases nitric oxide synthesis and complicates aging.
THE CURE FOR METABOLIC DISEASE - added information on the benefit of Acetic Acid and how lactic acid bacteria suppress acteic, butyric, and propionic producing bacteria in contribution to metabolic disease.
SURVIVING ACCUTANE - Added info about vitmain D.
THE CURE FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM - Added information on how gut health and gut bacteria manipulate thyroid function.
THE CURE FOR AGING - added information about progesteone's age-reversing abilities which should have been there when I first wrote it but health is hard and I forgot.
HOW TO PERFORM SELF THERAPY - added a recipe for milk/sugar/gelatin which can be used both diagnostically and therapeutically.
IT'S ALL ABOUT IRON - added content about how our normal biological processes use iron and how interruption to those processes causes iron build up.
On a warm day toward the waning end of 1988 I was baptized into the Mormon church. The uniform for the occasion was a white jumpsuit which zipped all the way from my little eight-year-old crotch to my neck, wrapping my body in a warm cocoon of clean cotton.Read More
I would say that as a teenager acne prevented me from getting many dates but it's not true. Being a closeted gay boy did. While I harbored affections for a handful of my male peers in secret (most of whom turned out to also be gay which, had I known at the time, would have dramatically altered my childhood narrative)Read More
Some of my readers have requested an outline of what even the point is of all this. Usually my readers have been those familiar with the ideas behind this kind of health approach, but as my reach extends more visitors do not know where or why this approach to health originates, so here is a short explanation of the why behind my blog and unique approach to understanding health.Read More
Thank you to those who have supported my work. I have removed some old articles which are now in my book. As a book the information that has made my blog so popular is more cohesive and better suited to helping health challenges than a blog format.Read More