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David Tillman Shares His Amazing Croissant Diet Story

David has been featured on the blog before under the testimonial David’s Story. He’s lost 40 lbs on a strict version of The Croissant Diet in 7 months while eating 5 pints of Haagen-Dazs per week, as well as croissant sandwiches and cheeseburgers. David had tried keto and vegan diets in the past with less …

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Native Americans Removed Acorn Oil and Replaced It With Bear Fat

Introduction In a previous article, I argued that a recent drop in the body temperatures of the Tsimane people of Bolivia was caused by the introduction of vegetable oil to a mostly starch diet. Native Americans used acorns as a staple starch, but they removed the oil form them before eating. However, they often added …

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Speed Your Metabolism With Oxidative Stress! Slow It With Antioxidants!

It’s rare to find a scientific paper whose RESULTS are hilarious. Sometimes the authors conclusions are hilarious. If you’ve lived through the last 30 years of articles about the best sources of antioxidants and how to avoid oxidative stress, though, the actual findings of this study​1​ will certainly seem ironic, if not hilarious. I’ve written …

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This is Your Body Temperature on Vegetable Oil

Introduction This article suggests that the reason the Tsimane people of Bolivia experienced a significant, well-documented drop in their body temperature and metabolic rate over the past 15 years is that their fat became less saturated due to newly available “store bought foods”, most of which are loaded with polyunsaturated fat (PUFA).  This drop in …

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Pu’erh Tea is a potent Suppressor of SCD1

Katie sent me this paper.​1​ It actually adds an interesting twist to her story that I already published. She reached out to me last week with her Desaturase Index test results. The test is here. Her score was around a 1.6, which is relatively good and significantly better than where I started out at 2.1. …

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Brad’s Inflammation Blood Test Numbers – Don’t Conflate Inflammation and ROS!

So I do everything wrong, kind of on purpose. I eat white flour and dairy. I combine starch, protein and saturated fat. I drink black coffee and/or red wine all day long. MANY/MOST OF MY MEALS ARE DEEP FRIED. My sleep habits are haphazard at best. This is the time of year when they are …

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Butter May Lower LPS Mediated Inflammation Compared to Olive Oil

While recording a podcast with Ben Greenfield, I was discussing how the French, Tibetan yak herders and early American farmers all had a diet combining saturated fat (butter) with starch yet appeared to stay lean and healthy. Ben then suggested that there were studies showing that combining saturated fat with starch increases LPS. LPS is …

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Fat Bomb Fries

It’s not by chance that I’m publishing this on July 23rd, 2020, 30 years to the day after McDonald’s announced they were switching from beef tallow to vegetable oil for their french fries. Here’s the thing though: I found a way to double the beef fat content of french fries! I suspect that most readers …

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The Feasting Mimicking Diet

When I initially published The Croissant Diet (TCD) some said that it wasn’t “very scientific”. Some suggested I should “provide more data”. There were many questions about the “best way to us the information I had provided to help someone ‘lose weight’”. Possibly I was just “some kind of freak”. Maybe I was actually just …

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When Life Gives You Pig Heads, Use Them To Boost Your Antioxidant System

I help my friend Devon with catering. He has a pig farm and does pig roasts/weddings, etc. He asked me the other day, “Is there any thing I can do with these pig heads?” “YES!” “You can make jowl bacon from the jowls and the rest can be made into headcheese.” Headcheese, or souse, is …

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Oxidative Balance: A Simple Regulatory Loop

For the background material on understanding this post, start with Hydrogen Peroxide Flips The Switch. In most cells, most of the time, it is ideal to be in a state of oxidative balance. The simplest measure for this is the percentage of a small molecule called glutathione, sometimes referred to as the body’s “master antioxidant”, …

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Hydrogen Peroxide Flips the Switch

For background information on this post, start by reading the introduction to oixdation. Terms you should understand before reading this article are superoxide and ROS. Additionally, you should understand the basics of the human antioxidant system. Hydrogen Peroxide is the Signal Superoxide is a free radical which is produced during metabolism at the bottleneck in …

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