Why You Feel So Goddamned Depressed Right Now

On days like today it’s easy to believe the world is going to shit. One of my friends committed suicide. I’d known he was having a hard time. It’s one of those things you can just see even if they don’t say it. I met Ben way back in like 2003 or 2004 and we had sex almost daily until I moved to LA. If I hadn’t moved we would have certainly got together. He was one of the most beautiful boys I had ever seen—ecstatic for life, tanned, hair sun-bleached from a summer job

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The Keto Diet Is Dangerous — Don’t Do It

The collective memory of the waking public is short indeed. After George W. Bush nearly bankrupted our country we turned around just eight years later and elected another serial failure with a long history of bankruptcies and financial mismanagement. When it comes to diets the same lapse of history lessons is even more severe. It wasn’t that long ago that the Atkin’s diet took hold of America and excited dieters who reveled in the possibility of an all meat and fat diet being healthy.

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Potato Gratin with Mushrooms

Gratin is the most comforting French comfort food and is not hard nor time consuming to make. Though a gratin is technically any dish with a crunchy top, it has typically come to reflect one which is filled with cream and a carbohydrate and topped with cheese. While a gratin can be made of anything—

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The Minutiae of It All. Or—Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

I get a lot of questions from the people I coach about things which they have read about or been advised on from places like forums or facebook, and more times than not these issues come with an emotional charge to them, as if eating carbohydrate with fats or the EMF from a cable is the pin on which their entire quality of their health pivots.

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Cream of Mushroom

Mushrooms are a great source of nutrition, and cream of mushroom is really easy to make, easy to digest, and supportive of a healthy metabolism. But most cream of mushroom makes me angry—over flavoring with herbs or spices will mask the mushroom, and most recipes turn this dish into nothing more than a bisque or purée with no heft which leaves you underwhelmed yet somehow overfull

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How to Get Pregnant If You Can't

Just a few years ago I was working with a young lady who had been experiencing some health issues. She already had two children and while she wasn’t trying to get pregnant again she also wasn’t not trying. She noticed that she didn’t conceive even though they weren’t using any kind of protection.

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Silicone Lube is Ruining Your Sex Life

When you’re struggling with thyroid cancer the least of your worries is what kind of lube to use during sex. But after I started to get better and learned how to restore my ability to even get aroused at all I began to notice something very strange in regard to lube that I had never noticed when I was younger and able to fuck through the most egregious interruptions

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Recovering from Erectile Dysfunction

I was almost fourteen-years old when I gathered the courage to draw my first penis. I was alone at my desk during a rare moment of privacy in our bustling household. Out of fear I drew the penis fairly small in the middle of a blank white sheet of paper in case anyone barged in so that I could quickly cover it with one hand. The penis was beautiful, not exactly like my own but more like one I might like to see, perhaps that of an older boy with more experience. Drawing it made me feel more whole…

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Food Fortification — Healthy or Harmful?

Food fortification has been a standard practice in Western industrial nations ever since mass produced nutrients became a possibility. The advent of fortification really took off with the addition of iron to wheat flour in a misguided attempt to help populations suffering from anemia. Any simple minded person can see that a lack of iron exposure is not a cause of anemia…

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Zucchini with Sausage, Pesto, and Buffalo Mozzarella

Most people find getting vegetables to be rather boring simply because they see vegetables as a necessary evil instead of something to be cherished. Zucchini is a great vegetable which can be equally bland as satisfying, but pesto also has hidden vegetables due to lots of vitamin K rich basil disguised by oily, garlic-y, olive-y goodness.

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Sweet Potato Pudding

Most people think of desserts as something to get fat to. But as I point out in my book, Fuck Portion Control that is absolutely not how fat works. We get fat when there are significant stressors to our metabolic health—it is a protective mechanism against death, and in most people this a result of gut microbial dysbiosis.

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Apple Pie with Spelt-Flour Crust

Common wheat is murder on our gastrointestinal systems. Gluten from strains of red, white, and winter wheat are impossible for our bodies to digest, and even seemingly healthy people will suffer the effects of eating it. Heirloom grains such as spelt, einkorn, and kamut are not only easier to digest—they taste better.

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Chicken with Wild Rice + Mushrooms

Chicken is one of the meats which should absolutely be consumed organic. Animal fats absorb agricultural toxins like pesticides and dioxins, but chicken fat is also already not the best fat to consume for our own metabolic health, and too much chicken can contribute to metabolic decline or prevent you from healing things like thyroid disease, hair loss, or even cancer if eaten in excess or prepared incorrectly.

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Podcast Appearance #2

Chatting with Austin at Heightened Living about EMFs, Metabolic Health, Drugs, Sleepiness, and a whole lot of other random things. There is also an audio podcast stream if you prefer that…

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Hearty Cream + Vegetables

This stew is a classic comfort dish of cream and vegetables sweetened by carrots and spiced just enough to offset and enliven the cream. This version has very little protein to make it compatible with some of the protein-fasting strategies for gut health which are discussed at length in my book Fuck Portion Control.

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How Diet Sodas Make Us Fat

Having to purchase a pair of 40-inch-waist jeans was one of the most disheartening developments of my life. It came at a culmination of a long downward spiral in my health which coincided with thyroid cancer, so it wasn’t so much that I was fat but a representation of everything that was wrong with my health which, in spite of my best efforts of dieting and exercise, seemed to only ever get worse. Eventually I would get well..

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Savory Bread Pudding with Chicken and Goat Cheese

Bread pudding is not always sweet! In fact, I much prefer the savory type. Bread with fats and tasty meats and seasonings all in one dish—there’s nothing more indulgent. As I mention in my book, Fuck Portion Control, common wheat is one of the major causes of metabolic illnesses we suffer, things like obesity, insomnia, depression, and even cancer can all be rooted in a poor diet which contains.

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Healthy Sweet Potato Fries

Treats like french fries, doughnuts, and soda aren’t bad for us simply because they are french fries, doughnuts, or soda. They are bad for us because of the types of ingredients which go into them. They are not even bad for us because of the calories they contain because, as I discuss in my book, calories are.

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The Probable Cause of Autism

In 2014 I came down with a mild case of thyroid cancer. I was actually elated when we discovered the tumors on my thyroid because for the last five years my health had been spiraling downward, and no medical professional had yet been able to tell me why, though my tests always came back as showing elevated white blood cell count.

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Why Fasting, Intermittent or Otherwise, Will Ruin Your Health

It was not a typical Sunday, the day I first learned to hate chewing gum. For as long as I could remember my parents went without breakfast and lunch for the first Sunday of every month. It was part of their religious practice, and I never gave it much thought because it didn’t have much influence on my life, until the day they asked me to join them. “Nathan,” my Mom said the night before, “we think you’re old enough to start fasting with us, so don’t eat or drink anything tomorrow until we have dinner.”

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