9/6/2017 11:00 AM – Opinion concerning Fasting and the Ketogenic Diet: I think Intermittent Fasting and Shorter-term Fasting (2-4 days) are much more important for health and wellness concerns than trying to adhere to a strict ketogenic diet. I get the sense that Ketogenic Dieting will become sort of a fad in the mainstream soon, but unless you spend the time to research it well, follow it strictly, and test/monitor/confirm a personal state of ketosis, it’s probably not a great diet solution and will likely result in a “didn’t work for me” experience. You will achieve far greater benefits just from fasting periodically, and eating a reasonable diet (perhaps a “Modified Atkins diet,” or a “Mediterranean diet” would be a better solution). That being said, if you have serious health concerns, such as seizures, cancer, et al., fasting and/or a ketogenic diet, or even a “fasting mimicking diet,” are super important (see Why I Fast).
9/19/2017 11:00 AM – We all know someone who is or has dealt with breast cancer. I wanted to provide some information related to Intermittent Fasting (or “Time Restricted Feeding”) to help prevent breast cancer. Though it begins with excerpts from two publication, do be sure to watch the podcast interview by Dr. Rhonda Patrick with Dr. Ruth Patterson. – Bobby
9/6/2017 9:30 AM – I am beginning to make some changes to the structure of this site as it evolves. Previously, the home page was a blog post on Fasting from back in early August, but I have migrated that content to a dedicated page and menu item (above).
I want to use this home page for my latest updates, and to set some expectations concerning future content. As time permits, I will be posting more about:
Meditation – From my personal pursuits/practices over the past nine years.
Stoicism – I often describe myself as a stoic, or having a natural stoic disposition. What do I mean by that, and how might someone else find a practical application of stoic philosophy useful in everyday life? In clinical settings, modern-day stoicism is applied as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), but stoicism ultimately has its roots in mindfulness; so from mindfulness -> to stoicism -> to CBT today.
Breathing – You may find it mentioned here that I have daily “go to” breathing practices I use. I will expound on this soon.
Cold Exposure Therapy – You may find it mentioned here that I take advantage of Cold Exposure Therapy (Heat Shock Therapy, as well). I will expound on this soon.
There is more, but the aforementioned gives you an idea of where I am heading with the content here.