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Passed All My Cardiology Tests

I had a followup with my cardiologist, who was pleased to report I had passed all his tests. First, I got the best bloodwork results ever, triglycerides good, total cholesterol under 150, ldl low. My hdl had also dropped below normal, but he’s not worried about that if ldl is low. I remember Dr. Dean Ornish making the analogy…

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The Plant-Based Athlete

This is the title of an enjoyable new book by authors Matt Frazier (who also wrote The No-Meat Athlete) and Robert Cheeke (who also wrote Shred It! about burning fat and losing muscle on a plant-based diet). It dispels myths about needing to eat meat to be strong or athletic, similar to the movie The Gamechangers. But while the…

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The Athlete Inside

This was the name of an inspiring book by Sue Reynolds. In additional to being uplifting, there are some very interesting aspects to her story. Short version: she went from sedentary and morbidly obese at sixty years of age, to a world-class triathlete in her age group a few years later. The first interesting aspect was the unusual way…

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Indigenous Lifestyle Leads to Better Brain Health

https://www.sciencealert.com/amazing-natural-experiment-in-this-amazonian-tribe-brains-don-t-shrink-like-ours The Tsimane are an indigenous people living in Bolivia near the Amazon rainforest, that still follow their traditional lifestyle, a combination of hunting, gathering, fishing, and subsistance farming. They are very active, and eat a healthy diet consisting of a large proportion of whole plant foods, about 15% animal products, and almost no “junk” (modern overly processed foods)….

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