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Fast Mimicking Diet – Macros & Calories Breakdown

(This post is part of a longer post about Valter Longo’s fast mimicking diet. Also see this post for nutritional information on the “meals” from the Prolon box contents) Below is a list of tables that contain the macros and...

Prolon Fast Mimicking Diet – Box Contents Calories/Macros

(This post is part of a longer post about Valter Longo’s fast mimicking diet. Also see this post for a breakdown of the FMD calories & macronutrients for each day, based off the below data) Below is a list of...

Valter Longo – DIY Fast Mimicking Diet Guide (2019)

The idea of a fast mimicking diet, developed by Valter Longo and his colleagues, has been clinically proven to provide many of the same benefits of a water fast, without requiring participants to abstain from food entirely. The diet has...

Fasting and Cancer – How Fasting Before Chemotherapy May Reduce Side-Effects & Improve Efficacy

This post looks at research in which fasting prior to chemotherapy has been shown to be beneficial. Specifically how it has been shown to protect healthy cells from the toxic effects of chemotherapy, demonstrated in human cells in vitro, mice...

The Mexican Fisherman Parable

I first came across this parable through Tim Ferriss’ book “The 4 Hour Workweek” – and it has stuck with me since: An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat...

/ October 27, 2017

Why I Switched to Squatting on the Toilet

After living in Asia for 18 months, I inadvertently picked up a new habit; the toilet squat. I think it stemmed from watching the local Thai & Balinese squatting on the side of the road. It seemed so foreign to...

Societal Roles

Once upon a time, many years ago, life felt unburdened by expectations. I was in my early teens, carefree, and just thinking short term. Wasting time playing computer games didn’t seem to matter. Sure, I had exams to pass and...

How To Make Friends (and how to think about all human relationships)

Dale Carnegie’s book ‘How to win friends and influence people’ is a great book. If you’ve been interested in personal development for any length of time, you’ve likely come across it. Its probably one of the most popular books on building relationships. However it...

Value – The Driving Force in Friendships & Relationships

Its useful to question the relationships in your life, and ask what the value exchange is. Value can be created in different ways, and its not all financial. Perhaps you have a friend who’s reliable and helps you out in tough situations....

How To Hedge Long Term Plans With Long Term Strategies

We don’t know what the future holds Think of your early childhood aspirations. Maybe you wanted to visit space, practice a profession or pursue a sport. Whatever you thought of when you were little, chances are, life has deviated from that early vision....