Tag Archives: calorie restriction

The Challenge of Giving Up Sugar

To launch The CR Way to Great Glucose Control fall classes, we held the first get-to-know-you community meeting teleconference. This is an open discussion for all participants. Just listening to the reasons why people sign up for the course is helpful. It shows you ways to use CR Way resources to help with your dietary… read more

Calorie Restriction Bows to the Mighty Microbiome

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Dietary restriction, which has long been shown to extend life in many species, is often described as a diet that activates an ancient cellular defense system: When food is scarce, the body defends itself by shifting its metabolism so that growth-related activities and reproduction are postponed until energy from available food increases. Lower White Blood… read more

Calorie Restriction: Dangerous Mistakes I Made

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  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

Immune System Challenge – no Calorie Restriction today!

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A few days ago, I found a deer tick on my thumb. It probably had not been there long since I wash my hands often. Nevertheless, I take the possibility of disease from ticks seriously. Deer ticks are common in many parts of the U.S. These insects are so tiny that they are easy to mistake… read more

Why Nutrient-dense Calorie Restriction is not enough!

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Calorie restriction has changed for the better. The CR Way has turned it into a flexible lifestyle to be customized to an individual’s needs. Changes in the practice of calorie restriction are illustrated by the vegetables we just bought at the farmers’ market: fresh, nutrient-dense kale, dandelion greens, bok choy, and garlic. Years ago, I would… read more

Berries for Your Brain!

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In 2004, Dr. David Sinclair and colleagues published a paper identifying STACS, sirtuin activating compounds. Sirtuins are histone deacetylases that become active during caloric restriction. Two sirtuins SIRT1 and SIRT3  are associated with a host of caloric restriction benefits. The hope was that by identifying STACS that calorie restriction would lead to the discovery of calorie… read more

Calorie Restrictor Exceeds all Lifespan Expectations

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I’m sorry to report that my Uncle Pat McGlothin has died. He was within three days of reaching his 94th birthday. His goal was to live to be 100, but he couldn’t quite make it. Pat was a tall man. He was on the famed Brooklyn Dodgers teams of ’49 and ’50, so his stats… read more

Gourmet Calorie Restriction, the CR Way

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Eighty years ago when Dr. Clive McKay discovered that calorie restriction extends the life of rats, he did not predict that his discovery would grow into a thriving CR Way movement. But that’s what’s happened. LivingTheCRWay members set records for how long and how well they live. Yet many people who hope to extend life… read more

Calorie Restriction, the CR Way – a Healthy, Happy Way to Lose Weight

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The CR Way approach to calorie restriction with optimal nutrition (CRON) is surely one of the world’s healthiest, happiest ways to lose weight. This is not a fly-by-night diet that promises you will lose 30 pounds in 30 days. Rather, this is a gradual, long-term approach that makes a major difference in your health. You… read more

Calorie Restriction – the CR Way: Getting Started

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The CR Way community is about living better longer. We don’t like the words limit and restrict. Happiness, satisfaction – realizing your full potential – is what the CR Way is about. So before you limit one calorie, find out how to manage your happiness and satisfaction levels so unhealthy comfort foods won’t be so… read more