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Deep Sleep: Everything You Need To Know (+65 Best Sleep Quality Tips)

Jun 05, 2019

Blog Post Summary 

Imagine:

It's 6:00. Getting up in the morning. Quick shower. Say hello to your loved ones. Make breakfast quickly. Brush teeth. Travel to work. Work for 8 hours. Off. Dinner. 

Phew.

Finally: time for fun...

But complete some chores first.

19.00. Really done now.

Watch TV.

Relax...

20;00

21:00..

One more program...

22:00

Just a little longer.

"Oh, that's interesting!"

23:00

"Should have gone to bed an hour ago..."

But who cares?

You can sleep in on the weekend, right? It's Thursday so only one more day...

0:00

Let's get to bed...

Tired...

And ...

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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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Extraordinary Infrared Sauna Benefits: The Ultimate Guide

Mar 19, 2019

Summary: 

Let me give you three choices:

First, spending a 10-day summer holiday to the beach in your home country.

Price?

$1,000.

Option two: an amazing holiday in Africa: 5,000 bucks.

And thirdly, having a holiday every night for the rest of your life? You'd think you'd pay millions for that deal, but you'll only spend $1,000 - $5,000.

What!?

Yes, really...

That third choice involves buying an infrared sauna. One of the infrared sauna benefits is that you become shockingly relaxed. 

For $1,000 bucks, you'll thus return to that holiday feeling whenever you want. 

And don't get me wrong...

Infrared sauna benefits extend much further than just feeling good:

You'll upgrade your brainpower, slow down the aging clock, have a natural means to deal with pain, get smooth(er) skin, remove decades of toxins from your body (over time), improve energy levels, boost heart health, and much more...

Let's...

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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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Iron, Angel Or Demon? Iron Deficiency, Foods, Lab Tests, And Overload

Jan 10, 2019

Summary

You may think:

"C'mon, ANOTHER mineral I need to care about?"

"You've been bugging me about how important magnesium and zinc are as well. Surely iron cannot be important ALSO?"

"You're fear mongering (yet again). If I JUST eat a high-quality diet, there's NO need to worry about getting iron deficient."

"Balanced diets automatically contain the right iron-rich foods."

"People on the carnivore diet consume lots of iron and they're very healthy. So no need to worry about excess iron either!"

 

Well, I'm telling you anyway (yes, I'm stubborn): iron can be a silent killer that you barely notice.

Smoking cigarettes and air pollution are similar in their effect: they damage you imperceptibly over an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, and especially yearly basis.

Imperceptible damage is the worst damage, because you never correct for that kind of damage like you do when you cut your finger..

To get back to my point:

The main claim of this blog post is that...

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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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The Carnivore Diet: Unsustainable Fad Or Archetypal Human Diet?

Dec 07, 2018

Summary

Imagine you came across a deal that's too good to be true: a top-notch 2015 Mercedes car for just $5,000. 

Your response is probably going to be: "impossible, that car has hidden defects". Or: "I'm not stupid, a good car of that year costs at least $25,000"

Sure.

I get it...

I would be very skeptical as well.

You buy the car and...

The thing drives great, and you're very happy with your purchase for 10 years!

I know you're surprised.

I would be too.

The carnivore diet's claimed benefits are somewhat similar to the previous car example...

Carnivore diet proponents make many radical claims: improved skin, sex drive, muscle mass, hormonal health, and sleep quality. 

No more cravings - ever.

Autoimmune conditions that vanish. A brain that works much better than on a plant-based diet.

15 years of pain that becomes manageable after two weeks on the carnivore diet. 

Throw reductions in body fat, anxiety and depressive...

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