Tea

"The results found that those who consumed either green tea, oolong tea or black tea at least four times a week for about 25 years had brain regions that were connected more efficiently. Team leader Assistant Professor Feng Lei, from the Department of Psychological Medicine at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, said… Continue reading Tea

Sleep

Source: Podcast Peter Attia with Matthew Walker #1 Stages of Sleep Humans (Mammals) have 2 stages: Non-REMREM Non-REM has 4 stages: Cleverly titled=Stages 1, 2, 3, and 4 Stages 3 and 4 are the very deep restorative stagesStages 1 and 2 are the lightest stages of sleep REM sleep: (REM=Rapid eye movement, based on the bizarre… Continue reading Sleep

Hormones and Hunger

Source: The Virta Blog Insulin Twenty-five years ago, the only known appetite-controlling hormone was insulin. When blood insulin levels are high, glucose gets stored as glycogen and fats get stored in adipose tissue. The resulting reduction in circulating fuels, such as glucose and free fatty acids, then stimulates appetite. This leads to the common experience… Continue reading Hormones and Hunger

Biomarkers

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ‘ALT is a biomarker for degree of liver fatALT goes up when your liver stores fat’Cutoffs: ideally below 20 (Peter Attia) and 25 (Robert Lustig) Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) ‘Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is a biomarker for mitochondrial functionAST is much more minute to minute (i.e., what did you eat at your last meal?)ALT… Continue reading Biomarkers