I am shutting down this blog as I have a new one starting up at www.kevinshealthylife.com. It will still support the fitnessturtles.com website. It will be updated regularly with both my own content and reposting of other bloggers content.
Best of Health,
I came across this blog post today and thought it worthy of reprinting here. I loved what he has to say and have done similiar things with my family (at least to the extent my wife will let me...). The following was written by Keoni Galt on his blog Hawaiian libertarian. (click here for full post on FitnessTurtles)
Looks like mainstream science is finally catching up. Saturated fat (quality sources of) are actually good for you. Doctors Mary and Michael Eades in their book The 6 week cure for the middle aged middle wrote about how saturated fat cures Fatty Liver Disease, looks like it works its magic on kidney damage as well. Link to BBC article: Diet 'can reverse kidney failure' in mice with diabetes
Every time I walk by a gym and look inside at all the people on the treadmills and exercise bikes I let out a chuckle. You see, I live in Southern California and the weather for the most part is perfect. Get outside and walk, run, or ride your bike! I have no problems with a quick warm up on a bike or elliptical trainer before hitting the weights, but don't spend hours on those things, GET OUTSIDE!
Here is an interesting article from the NY Times on just that:
by Kevin Coulter, FitnessTurtles.com
Have you ever wondered if the chronic diseases that affect mankind today, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, have they always been around, or are they a product of civilization?
By STEPHANIE NANO, Associated Press Stephanie Nano, Associated Press – Thu Dec 2, 12:44 am ET
NEW YORK – Lugging around a few extra pounds? One of the largest studies to look at health and weight finds that you don't have to be obese to raise your risk of premature death. Merely being overweight carries some risk, too.
Dieter's are 3x more likely to keep weight off if they regularly log onto a weight management website
Ok Turtles! The evidence is out there. Regularly logging on to the site and keeping track of your weight loss will help you keep it off. Also, be sure to post any questions in the forums that you may have, keep a journal in your profile page, and take a look at what others are doing. I may look at setting up a friendly weight loss competion here shortly as well if there is any interest.
Here is the article on using a weight management site to keep the weight off, it will open in a new window:
Let’s start with a 1 minute video showing no correlation between cholesterol levels and heart disease:
Here are a few quotes from the longest running heart study in the US, the Framingham Heart Study:
Story from NPR on eating meat and cooking meat in our evolutionary diet.
According to this article we began eating meat as far back as 3.4 million years ago. Most likely it was much earlier than this, we needed to consume meat to become smart enough to use the tools!