Category Archives: Health Stories

Is Weight Gain Connected to Your Gut Health?

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Rafael Peñaloza

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Rafael Peñaloza

A 32-year old woman received a FMT (Fecal Microbiota Transplant) to treat Clostridium difficile and experienced rapid and unexpected weight gain. Having never been overweight prior to the transplant, the woman became obese in a 16-month’s span and, despite diet and exercise to lower her weight, remains obese today, three years post-transplant.

The suspected culprit? The FMT used donor stool from the woman’s overweight but otherwise healthy teenage daughter. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

What Happens When You Stop Drinking Alcohol?

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If you’re a Ben Greenfield podcast listener or blog reader (or a biohacker) you may have heard about the No Alcohol challenge subject, cyclist and Endure to Cure founder, Jason Sissel. Sissel was picked back in November to experiment with, following inspiration spawned from a previous Greenfield podcast episode with James Stanwick, New York-based author and ESPN anchor on SportsCenter.

If not, here are the quick details of the N=1 experiment: Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

The 4 Main Tests For Determining Heart Disease Risk

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Blood screening can be a vital way to gain some information about your individual risk for heart disease. Once you have the information, you can make educated, informed choices to reduce your risk factors, such as: Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

The 5 Steps That Help You Build a Powerful Habit

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One of the unfortunate facts of life is it is much easier to create and stick to a bad habit than it is to create and stick to a good one. The whys of this go back to the origins of human nature. Suffice to say that when it comes to creating healthy habits, it pays to focus on the positive. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Jonathan Bailor of The Calorie Myth: Part 2 – video & highlights

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Jonathan Bailor dropped by via Google Hangout and shared his passion and knowledge garnered from research and studies, discussing “Calories In, Calories Out” misconception a.k.a. The Calorie Myth (a NY Times Bestseller).

Updated 9/24/14: Thanks for watching!  You can view additional deep dives we held with nutrition and performance innovators like our webcast with Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple, and REFUEL’S Dr. John La Puma. 

Part 1 of the Jonathan Bailor interview can be found here. 

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Our Interview with Jonathan Bailor of The Calorie Myth: Part 1 – video & highlights

The Calorie Myth

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Jonathan Bailor dropped by via Google Hangout and shared his passion and knowledge garnered from research and studies, discussing the “Calories In, Calories Out” misconception a.k.a. The Calorie Myth, his NY Times Bestseller.

Updated 9/24/14: Thanks for watching!  You can view additional deep dives we held with nutrition and performance innovators like our webcast with Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple, and REFUEL’S Dr. John La Puma. 

Part 2 of the Jonathan Bailor interview can be found here. 

See below to watch part 1 of the Jonathan Bailor webcast or read the highlights:

Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.