Cooling Down After Intense Exercise

"Cooling down" means that after you exercise intensely, you slow down and exercise at low intensity for a while before you stop exercising for that session. The scientific literature is controversial on whether cooling down helps to reduc ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | October 19th, 2018
Replacing Meat with Poultry or Fish Reduces Diabetes Risk

A Danish study followed 53,163 people and found that people can reduce risk for developing diabetes by replacing: • red meat with poultry • red meat with fish • processed meat with fish (European J of Nutrition, Sept 17, 2018:1-8 ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | October 19th, 2018
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

To make muscles stronger, you need to exercise intensely enough to damage the muscles. You can tell that you are damaging muscles when you exercise vigorously enough to feel burning during exercise and soreness in those muscles eight to 24 hours la ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | October 19th, 2018
Farrah Fawcett: The Price of Beauty

It may not be so good to be one of the most beautiful women in the world, a famous actress who was a four-time Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee and who was ranked by TV Guide as "One of the 50 Greatest TV stars of All ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | October 14th, 2018
Healthy Aging and Senescent Cells

Extensive evidence shows that aging is associated with, and partially caused by, the accumulation of "senescent cells" in your body (Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care, 2014;17:324–328). Recent animal studies have shown that it is possi ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | October 12th, 2018
Artificial Sweeteners Alter Gut Bacteria

Many research papers have associated artificial sweeteners with increased risk for cancer, weight gain and diabetes, but nobody yet has proven that artificial sweeteners cause these conditions. This month researchers in Israel, Singapore and Italy ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | October 12th, 2018
The Scandalous Life and Death of President Harding

Warren G. Harding was the 29th president of the United States and has been voted America's worst president ever in many polls including one by Harvard's Arthur Schlesinger.  He appointed several extremely wealthy businessmen to cabin ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | October 10th, 2018
Long Total Fasts May Be Harmful

A study from Brazil found that having rats fast for 24 hours on alternate days increased their belly fat and interfered with the ability of insulin to control blood sugar levels (reported at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, May ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | October 7th, 2018
Eat Before Intense Workouts and Competitions

An excellent study from the United Kingdom shows that eating before intense exercise causes your body to: • burn more carbohydrates during exercise, and • digest, absorb, and metabolize more carbohydrates that you eat after exercising ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | October 7th, 2018
Dwight Eisenhower: The History of Bed Rest

From 1900 to 1940, doctors routinely put people to bed for at least two months after a heart attack. In the 1950s the first studies came out to show that men who were put to bed after a heart attack were more likely to die than those who were act ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | October 7th, 2018
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