Calorie Restriction: Dangerous Mistakes I Made


  One of the most discouraging things that happens to people when they follow a longevity lifestyle is the mistakes they make. Even with the best of intentions sometimes people follow advice that leads to dangerous consequences. That happened to me, when I started calorie restriction. After what seemed like a promising start, I ended… read more

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High Glucose after Meals is a Risk Factor

The CR Way recommends keeping glucose low for optimal health. High fasting glucose levels (above 100 mg/per deciliter) is recognized as a risk factor for diabetes. In fact, clinical laboratories include fasting glucose as a routine measurement in their metabolic panels. However, fasting glucose is only part of the story. High postprandial (after eating) glucose… read more

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Reinventing Black Bean Sweet Potato Casserole

When Meredith and I were first hobnobbing around New York City’s health foods restaurants, black-bean – sweet-potato casserole was a popular offering: Lots of restaurants offered some version of it. The recipes often included these ingredients: blacked beans (overcooked), mashed sweet potato (high GI), a layer of cashews (high in saturated fat), ground flax seed… read more

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