Pee All That You Can Pee? How Much Should You Drink?

In the quest for optimal health, it’s easy to go overboard and drown yourself. But urine luck today: Guest author and whiz kid Matt Stone argues in favour of “If it’s yellow, let it mellow” and against over-hydration. Are you peeing your brains out?

Hormones, Homeostasis, and Why You (Probably) Need Carbs

It’s fashionable to watch our carb intake these days. But could you be doing yourself a hormonal disservice by being a carb fascist? In this article, I explore the concept of homeostasis; the role of the stress-survival response in hormonal health, particularly growth hormone (GH); and why most women probably need a carbohydrate intake that’s higher than commonly recommended in low-carb advice.

Sweet Potato Power: An Interview with Ashley Tudor

Ashley Tudor’s ode to the sweet potato encompasses self-experimentation, lessons in hormones, and delicious recipes. I interview Ashley about her book and her sweet potato project.

Eat quality protein, get lean?

An interesting, albeit small, recent study correlates protein quality to waist size. What is interesting here is that the researchers stipulate “quality protein”. What the heck does that mean? Read on…

How To Go Primal (without really trying)

“I’m interested in trying Paleo/primal-style eating. How do I start?” Good question. Here’s how to start small — one step at a time. No crazy. No “rules”. Just good food and having fun.

Tofu makes you dumn?

I am often asked why I do not recommend soy protein for vegetarians. The aggregate data suggest that whatever benefit soy may offer is vastly outweighed by its many liabilities — especially when it is processed. (Really guys — did you honestly think that Tofurkey was healthy?) One key problem with soy appears to be its effects on brain health with aging.

Krista’s Kalorietastic Konfabulator

Now that you’ve read all about the major macronutrients — fat, carbs, and protein — you’re probably wondering how the heck you make, like, meals and stuff. After all, foods aren’t just “nutrients”.

Here’s a little chart that might be helpful. Here are common foods that are good sources of the major nutrients.

The cottage cheese page

Many weightlifters badmouth cottage cheese, whining that it tastes bad and can’t be used in any recipes. I henceforth declare them crybabies. To overlook cottage cheese is to do without a great source of lean protein and a versatile food.

Thus, I have made it my mission to convert the heathen.