Category Archives: Health, Fitness & Nutrition
You must understand the concept of Epigenetics to understand weight loss
Epigenetic changes happen as DNA “reads the environment” and makes adjustments by up-regulating or down-regulating what is expressed (read) from it based on exposure to the environmental stimuli. Your DNA dictates who you are, yes, but each attribute governed by … Continue reading
Obesity is a marker for metabolic dysfunction, not the end result.
“I’m not overweight and I run a lot, so I am not at risk of diet-induced metabolic disorder because I balance my calories with activity.” This is incorrect. Obesity is a marker for metabolic dysfunction, not the end result. In … Continue reading
You have to read the instructions. And obey them, by the way.
When I managed a pet store, I tried to sell a small book with each reptile. Philippe de Vosjoli wrote great little books that offered tons of information including dietary concerns. Reptiles are cold-blooded and their intestinal flora only get … Continue reading
In which Jimm becomes trendy and puts butter into coffee
I was writing this as an entry to my diet journal, but as usual, it became long and involved enough to become its own post. On a lark, I decided to try the trendy butter-in-the-coffee thing. I like Dave Asprey. … Continue reading
“Stay Out of the Belly of The Beast”
In a 2012 Talk entitled Fitness, Health, and Liberty at the 21Convention, Doug McGuff, an Emergency Room MD from South Carolina explains exactly what is already irrevocably around your neck and only going to tighten by giving a history of … Continue reading
Why do we have to get healthy RIGHT NOW? It’s not about looks.
Why do I blather on so? I didn’t have to share my weight loss journal with you. I do these weight drops routinely. It’s very trendy these days to cry “narcissism” at anyone sharing anything personal on social media, but … Continue reading
The Definitive Photographic Guide to Making Souse
updated 03Mar17 Many of you know it as head cheese or Brawn if you’re British. Some confuse it with Scrapple (Head cheese + corn meal) which is similar to Goetta (with oats) if you live in Cincinatti. It can be … Continue reading
On Buying Meat for Food
As opposed to for art & entertainment. This was originally an introduction to another post I’m writing called “The Definitive Photographic Guide to Making Souse“. But it got a little big and I want to be able to share this … Continue reading
2015 Weight-loss Journal
Instead of multiple posts, I’ll just edit this one daily, all Morgan Spurlock-style. Like most people, I tend to start “diets” or implement lifestyle changes around the first of the year. I have no philosophical “new year/new me” feelings. It … Continue reading
In which Doug explains, ‘Cardio’ Does Not Exist
…and High Intensity Training overview. Weight training is the hardest thing in the world for me. I hate it. I’m not motivated. It takes me away form my creative hobbies and even at my personal peak fitness and long-held routine, … Continue reading