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Oyster Benefits: Upgrade Your Health, Cure World Hunger, And Save The Planet

May 09, 2019

Summary

Imagine:

Before 1900, many places on this planet contained unimaginable huge deposits of highly nutritious oysters. Those deposits had been built over hundreds of thousands if not millions of years.

Oysters were cheap and eaten by rich and poor. Around 1910, a pound of oysters would cost half of a pound of beef.

The average New Yorker ate 600 oyster per year. Today that number is 3. New York once was the oyster capital of the world, but not anymore.

Back then, everyone could take a walk to the harbor and pick a few oysters. Oyster restaurants were everywhere....

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How To Increase Dopamine (And Why Sometimes You Shouldn't)

Apr 25, 2019

SUMMARY:

"How to increase dopamine?"

I've heard that statement many times now, with good reason. No neurotransmitter - i.e. brain signaling substance - has been studied as much as dopamine. 

You may think that I'd suggest a couple of dopamine pills or supplements and that you're golden. 

But it's not that easy...

This almost 20,000-word blog post not only teaches you how to increase dopamine but also why.  The "why" question is perhaps even more important than the "how" question.  

So why would you increase your dopamine levels? Simple: you'll achieve more, have better abstract and outside the box thinking skills, become more visionary, motivated, and strategic, and will handle pressure better.

These qualities help massively in modern life.

Many people either have low dopamine levels, or a disregulated dopamine system in the brain (due to addiction, for example).

Some individuals have very high dopamine ...

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Cold Water Immersion: The Unexpected Science

Apr 04, 2019

"Cold water immersion"?

What's that?

Simple:

Cold tub therapy.

Or sitting inside an ice bath...

You may think: "are you freakin' insane?"

Not at all...

This 12,000-word guide looks at which claims in relation to cold water immersion are science-backed--and which are not.

For years gurus have been saying that cold water immersion melts fat quicker than ice cream laying in the sun, become superhuman after skinny dipping in ice three times, and promises that you'll sleep like a baby at night.

And you know what?

There's truth to these statements. 

Some truth. 

Scientifically validated benefits of cold tub therapy do include increased fat loss, deeper sleep (in all likelihood), well-being improvements, and pain reduction.

Throw in increased workout performance, better circulation, more control of hunger, and slower aging on top of that, and you think you've found the fountain of eternal youth and health.

And yet, these benefits don't come...

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Food Addiction: Why Junk Food Is A Drug (+Mastering Self-Control)

Feb 21, 2019

Blog Post Summary

Let's call a spade a spade...

What spade?

Fast food.

Junk food.

Candy.

Unhealthy snacks.

"Convenience" food.

Processed food.

Highly palatable food.

Hyperpalatable food.

Crap.

Whatever you want to call these "foods" - they're all the same

My claim in this blog post is that these "foods" should be categorized as drugs, and that food addiction directly depends on the consumption of these foods.

Of course, I'm not claiming fast food should be envisioned to be a drug as dangerous as heroin or cocaine.

I'm not that stupid...

My point is subtler: subsuming junk food is akin to smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol in terms of both addictive potential and health hazard.

And many more people than you'd think have a food addiction, because they're addicted to some extent, and harm their bodies by taking in these substances.

You may think: "are you out of your mind?!" Why consider food a drug?

Well, I'm not...

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Resting Metabolic Rate: Holy Grail Of Long-Term Fat Loss?

Jan 27, 2019

Blog Post Summary

Remember you were a kid?

Think about how many sins you got away with regarding your food intake. 

A bag of potato chips, a handful of cookies (okay, maybe two), and a few glasses of Coca Cola on top of that.

Maybe you even consumed those foods several times a week.

And what happened?

Nothing.

Absolutely nothing at all...

You didn't gain a pound of weight.

Instead, you looked great, just as you always did. Compare that image to when you got older...

Today you'll probably gain a few pounds by just looking at a bag of cookies. 

Going on a holiday for a week? 

Congratulations, you're now 10 pounds heavier. 

The holiday season?

Don't me started.

cookies and blueberries as an analogy of how many people gain weight by just WATCHING these foods
Sorry, I just made you gain weight...

 

So why is there such a massive discrepancy between how your body responds to food today compared to when you were young?

Simple:

That difference can be explained by your "resting metabolic rate" or "basal...

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Are Tanning Beds Safe For Health? The Surprising Verdict

Dec 15, 2018

Summary

Tanning beds for health?!

You may think:

"You must be freakin' insane..."

"Everyone knows tanning beds are unhealthy"

"Tanning beds are only used for superficial cosmetic reasons"

"You'll age your skin and get cancer"

Sure, I get your sentiment...

Governments and health institutions have been cracking down on tanning beds for years. So answering the question "are tanning beds safe?" is kind of easy:

"The proof is that tanning beds are unsafe is devastating."

"No need to question recommendations on tanning beds: governments surely do their research".

"Over. Done. Next topic"

"Case closed."

But wait a sec...

There's a bit of a problem...

Should you always trust governments? 

Should authority not be questioned?

Should you reject the notion that governments always knows best?

I think you do...

Government act upon incomplete data all the time - sometimes even in the absence of any data.

Examples:

Governments are allowing 5G networks to be...

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Triumph Over Self-Esteem Battles, Kill Negative Self-Talk And Strengthen Your Health

Oct 13, 2018

Summary

Let me guess.

You might be thinking:

"Self-esteem, isn't that something you're born with?"

Yes and no.

You probably know of some people who have it all: they give a mind-blowing presentation on the fly, derive pleasure from the fact that difficult questions come up afterward, and then ask a co-worker out for dinner in front of the whole group.

Okay.

I'm exaggerating a bit.

But still: you know people who have very high self-esteem right? And you know some people with low(er) self-esteem as well...

In fact, having very low self-esteem can be devastating for your life.

Think about all the opportunities you've missed because you hesitated, think about all the times you've sabotaged yourself because you thought you were "not good enough", and think about how often you're plagued about thinking back of these moments.

Simply put, without self-esteem life can be vulnerable.

I'm not preaching gloom and doom though.

My message is positive.

Even though...

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Conquer (Chronic) Stress: The Ultimate Guide To Stress Relief.

Jul 24, 2018

Summary.

You probably know stress...

Maybe you're still thinking about:

  • a great love you once had?
  • how tuition for your kids?
  • what to do with your life?
  • the passing of a loved one?
  • a falling out with a friend?
  • how to ask someone on a date?
  • or how to successfully get through a date?

We all know stress in one form or another.

You do too.

There's lots of advice on stress out there.

You might have tried to follow some of that advice before:

  • "Just don't worry about your problem"
  • "Don't complain, everyone has stress"
  • "You'll be getting a heart attack with that much stress"
  • "Everything will be fine, just stop stressing"

And so forth...

And you know what? 

That's just bad advice. 

You cannot just stop being stressed.

Why?

Because (chronic) stress is like being unable to pass an exam. 

If I just tell you to study harder you'll probably keep making the same mistakes over and over again.

Stress is the same. If I tell you to relax, you might succeed for 20...

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How To Be Happy: Why Health Is Essential In The Pursuit Of Happiness

Apr 28, 2018

Summary

Many people are striving towards accumulating ever more possessions - hoping that material wealth will make them happy. These people also think that success brings happiness.

Reality shows that the relationship between happiness and income works the other way around:

Happiness makes you successful. Then becomes: "how to be happy?"

Health plays a major role in realizing that happiness. Improving your health will thus make you both happier and more successful.

This blog post claims that a signalling substance in your brain - called "dopamine" - plays an essential causal role in health, success, social relationships, and happiness.

Dopamine allows you to "have it all". 

If you have high dopamine levels in your body, you'll experience improved critical thinking, more well-being, better health, an improved ability to generate income, and superior social functioning.

Without dopamine, it becomes progressively harder to maintain your health,...

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Mitochondria: Why Your Cells' Functioning - And Not Genetics - Determine Disease

Apr 01, 2018

Let's look at some health figures of the 2012 to 2015 period. 

In the US, diabetes cost $245 billion dollars a year.[3] Cancer added another $135 billion.[5] 

On a worldwide basis, heart failure cost $108 billion dollars a year.[4] Diabetes cost $1.5 trillion. Dementia? $818 billion.[28]

Those figures are even higher now. 

What's even worse? Many people die prematurely because of these diseases. In part, they die because they think these diseases are inevitable - believing that their genetics cause these diseases. Generics may not be the main reason these diseases develop at all, however.

If you're thinking: "mitochondria are the key to health, are you kidding me?", then my answer is a resounding yes...

Bear with me to find out about the surprising science of mitochondria... 

By the way, do you want some easy-to-implement tools to work on your health? Do you want to develop phenomenal mitochondria?

WHY...

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