Which Supplement Company should I use?

TLDR; – Seems to be some consensus that Jarrow  supplements are Probably Healthy.  Now and Green Pastures also get a couple of mentions. In order to establish this I looked for two main criteria. Endorsements from the usual trustworthy authors referenced on this site. No commercial connection from the endorsers to the companies that I could find. Correct me if there are.   7 REFERENCE AUTHORS: Dr Rhonda Patrick – … Continue reading Which Supplement Company should I use?


Intermittent Fasting is probably healthy.

Articles: 13 Studies: 20+ Conclusion: Although Probably Healthy, Chris Kresser has important caveats here. Introduction Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an umbrella term for various diets that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting. I have compiled some comments and links from the best known, research-focused IF practitioners and included some research papers at the bottom. Let me know what I have missed. Sources Brad Pilon “Fasting is the simplest method our … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting is probably healthy.


Bjj Overtraining, Cortisol & Sleep

Articles/Studies Referenced: 20+ Read time: 5 mins You don’t have to look far to find discussions around the impact of intense BJJ training on sleep. Having bounced between forums here, here and here, and finding no well-referenced article, I decided to pull together my own short summary of why I think it happens to me, and what has helped.  TLDR; Carbs, Vitamin C, Cold /Heat Therapy, Magnesium. … Continue reading Bjj Overtraining, Cortisol & Sleep


13 observations after 5 months and 200+ sessions of Wim Hof Breathing Method

Disclaimer: I haven’t officially subscribed to any course. I just pieced together the practice from online studies, videos, articles and podcasts. I’m also not a doctor this isn’t medical advice. After 215 breathing sessions ranging from 10 to 120 minutes I have concluded the following points:   Different levels of intensity produce very different effects:   My most intense sessions (30+mins) led to hallucination, fainting … Continue reading 13 observations after 5 months and 200+ sessions of Wim Hof Breathing Method


Whole Greek Yogurt

Consensus Probably healthy 8 Articles 20+ study references Mark Sisson – Is all yogurt created equally? “strained yogurt is yogurt with most of the liquid whey removed. This creates an ultra-thick, high-protein, high-fat, creamy yogurt” Read more: Peter Attia – What I actually eat. Dinner: Leftover ground beef sautéed from previous night, salad with homemade cream dressing (whole fat Greek yogurt, olive oil, basil, … Continue reading Whole Greek Yogurt



  Consensus Probably healthy – preferably wild. 8 Articles 10+ study references   Peter Attia – What I actually eat. On feeding his daughter …”when she eats fruit, it’s usually lower fructose fruits (e.g., raspberries, blueberries, strawberries) rather than higher fructose fruits (e.g., watermelon, banana).”       Gary Taubes – Intervention land of Dr Oz “If I eat fruit, other than maybe a handful … Continue reading Blueberries



There is a surprising lack of research from some of the Authors referenced for this blog. I have included some notes on relevant studies as an alternative. Mark Sisson Local co-ops, farmers’ markets and CSAs are all great places to look for reasonably priced pastured and/or organic chicken. Some references in this article highlight the importance of Organinc or Free Range meat, due to … Continue reading Chicken