This is a short discussion about a simple misconception that most people have about selling an item that you no longer need for a loss. Most of us, me included, often have some discomfort in doing this, but it is mainly because we fall prey to the Sunk Cost Fallacy. Understanding the Sunk Cost Fallacy will help you to resolve this discomfort and more easily […]
I have been reading Seneca’s letters to Lucillius lately and today’s letter was a good one. Even though Seneca lived 2,000 years ago, his thoughts are as relevant today as they were then. Today’s letter focused on living by “nature” versus living by “opinion.” (natural versus opinion related needs) One of the central themes of Stoic philosophy is to live in accordance with nature. The […]
The idea that minimalism is self-deprivation is, I believe, incorrect. Self-deprivation has been around for millennia, starting with the ancient ascetics who owned nothing but a threadbare wrap and a begging bowl. The idea was to give up everything and to suffer, to use suffering as a way to enlightenment. Suffering is not the point of minimalism. What good is minimalism if it does not […]
A filter is an object that is used to separate things. You push stuff through a filter and some goes through and some gets filtered out. What gets filtered out depends on the filter. It occurred to me the other day that this is a good analogy for how I went about getting rid of about 95% of what I owned. I started with a […]
This video lecture is based on a recent review of the scientific literature on dietary protein and muscle hypertrophy, which is available in full text for free here. Much of what is currently practiced by the drug free bodybuilding community is supported by the research review, but the authors do propose one new novel hypothesis, which could impact current practices. Their new hypothesis is compelling […]
This is a short lecture explaining how the omega 6 to omega 3 ratio may impact inflammation. It also provides a bit of contradictory evidence and makes a couple of simple recommendations.
This short lecture explains why the old bodybuilding myth that you need to eat complete proteins at every meal or you compromise protein synthesis is false. This is a really short one with a relatively simple explanation. This is especially relevant for vegan athletes.
This is an overview of how cholesterol particles and chylomicrons (lipoproteins) are metabolized. It includes both the endogenous and exogenous pathways.
In part II I present research and discuss some simple actions you can take to help to manage and even reverse your diabetes.
My wife and I have a little inside joke, “Are we rich or are we poor?” I retired at 48 and never have to work again, so we must be rich, right? But we have only 1 car, live in a studio apartment, and have a grand total of $100 worth of furniture, so we must be poor, right? We live in a very […]