Thursday, July 18, 2019

Coffee activates brown fat, fights diabetes and obesity

Study published June 24, 2019 found that just one cup of coffee with 65 mg caffeine markedly activates brown adipose tissue (BAT) and thermogenesis.  From Science Daily:  

Check out the before and after thermal imaging on slide 2, from the paper in Nature Scientific Reports: 

Skin temperature over the BAT regions significantly increased indicating significant thermogenesis from just one cup of coffee:

Increasing BAT activity improves glucose control, blood lipids and energy expenditure.  Hence coffee can treat diabetes and obesity, if you don't cancel out its thermogenic effects by making it "bulletproof" i.e. loading it up with energy dense fat!  

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Hypercarnivore Q & A: Enough Micronutrients in Muscle Meat?

Is a diet composed exclusively or almost exclusively of muscle meat (steaks and roasts) sufficient to meet micronutrient requirements?

I don't believe so. I recommend eating organ meats and if necessary or beneficial, even some plants.  I explain why in this video.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

How Do I Protect My Mature (50+) Joints During Resistance Training?

In this video I talk about some of the things I have done to make my resistance training more friendly to my joints as I have aged, including repetition performance, exercise selection and type of resistance used.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Hypercarnivore Q & A | Whey Protein Post Workout?

Whey protein is an animal product so it fits in the hypercarnivore diet, but is it desirable for a post-workout meal whether trying to gain muscle or lose fat?

In the big picture I don't believe you will get anything from whey protein that you can't get from meat or eggs.  Whey is a refined product, therefore in my view not as valuable as whole foods.

In addition, many of the studies cited to encourage use of whey protein were sponsored by companies seeking to sell whey protein.  Rarely if ever do they compare use of whey to just consuming meat and eggs.

Another consideration is the insulinogenic effect of whey.  Some people who are seeking fat loss may get increased appetite as a result of insulin reducing blood glucose after using whey protein.

All in all I wouldn't spend my hard earned money on a refined whey protein when  I can instead spend it on eggs or meat having a higher nutrient density and satisfaction value.