Periodic Protein Restriction

Periodic Protein Restriction

One of my favorite dietary technologies is Periodic Protein Restriction.[1] I covered it years ago on the site as part of other posts. But now, having withstood the test of time and grown in popularity, I’m finally giving it a post of its own. What it is: Periodic Protein Restriction […]

Bloodletting

Bloodletting

A recent article labeled me and Tim Ferriss as guys who think “way too much about women’s orgasms, the weight of their own feces and how to game the Red Cross so they can do more bloodletting.” It’s ambiguous, but I think it’s the part about bloodletting that’s meant to […]

Fat-based Diet — A Menu

Fat-based Diet — A Menu

The biggest mistake people make when trying paleo or some variant is that they increase their fat intake too little. They cut back on carbs but instead of eating more fat they eat protein excessively. Having been steeped in a low-fat, lipid-fearing paradigm, many of us since birth, it takes […]

Eggs & MCT

Eggs & MCT

Soft-boiled eggs and MCT. This simple pairing has become one of my favorite quick meals and for those in the health-optimizing, paleo, biohacker communities, it should serve you well. Here’s why: Soft-boiled — Probably the simplest and purest way to cook eggs is by soft-boiling them. The egg cooks right inside the […]

Diagnostic Paleo

Diagnostic Paleo

A friend went on the paleo diet and lost 30 lbs. He got down to his target weight and felt better than he’d felt in a long time. Despite these positive results neither he nor I, as his coach, were satisfied with his body composition. He was still a bit […]

The Whiton Protocol

The Whiton Protocol

A Dietary Protocol for Optimal Health, Body Composition, Longevity, and Satiety (v 1.3).[1] I’ve given in to suggestions that I name the dietary protocol I follow, so it will be easier to discuss and compare. I’ve given it the uninspiring name The Whiton Protocol because it really is just my […]

Autophagy

Autophagy

So I’ve spent the past four months putting a paleo diet firmly in place as the foundation of my health. I’m very happy with the results: my body composition is the best it’s ever been, I feel great, I really enjoy the food, and my junk food addiction is in […]

3 months on a high-fat diet

3 months on a high-fat diet

As requested (not kidding), I’m posting a picture to help track what the paleo experiment is doing to me. This is me after three months on a high-fat, low-carb, low exercise, paleo diet. Results so far are improved body composition, stable energy (no crashes), and a greater ability to resist […]

A common poisoning

A common poisoning

Paleo people keep suggesting that, aside from sugar, I consider cutting out grain and possibly legumes and dairy too. They’re too recent of developments in human history, they say, especially compared to my millions of years old genetic code. Accordingly, they work as an allergen and even as a slow […]

Exercise, for epigenetic’s sake.

Exercise, for epigenetic’s sake.

I’m heading outside now to do some sprints. Though I don’t particularly enjoy exercising two thoughts propel me: One, that it will only take 10 minutes. Two, that this small investment will send signals to my genome requesting that it express genes disposed toward better health, slower aging, and improved […]