Project Food as Fuelby@brandonwilson

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Oct 12, 2020

Virtual biohacking conference recap

I would like to start out by saying that I'm grateful that I and many other people around the world had the opportunity to attend the virtual biohacking conference on Saturday. The conference has always been in person until this year. Turning a challenge into an opportunity, Dave Asprey went virtual...

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Aug 19, 2020

The Bulletproof Diet

As I wrote about previously, I am crafting what will be my long-term diet using a variety of sources. The Bulletproof Diet was developed by Dave Asprey who is referred to as the Father of Biohacking. I learned about the Bulletproof Diet by experimenting with one key element of the diet: Bulletproof ...

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Aug 2, 2020

Bright Minds diet for brain health

I have a collection devoted to brain health, which is a summary of my notes from reading The End of Mental Illness by Dr. Daniel Amen. In Chapter 18, Dr. Amen discusses his recommendations for the best foods for optimum brain health. Bright Minds Rule #1 - Only love foods that love you back. This ru...

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Aug 2, 2020

Bright Minds diet for brain health

I have a collection devoted to brain health, which is a summary of my notes from reading The End of Mental Illness by Dr. Daniel Amen. In Chapter 18, Dr. Amen discusses his recommendations for the best foods for optimum brain health. Bright Minds Rule #1 - Only love foods that love you back. This ru...

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Jul 30, 2020

Geno Palate food guide

As I wrote about previously, I am crafting what will be my long-term diet using a variety of sources. Next up are the food recommendations from a genetic report I received from the company Geno Palate. This report has a lot of information including recommendations for macros (carbs, fats, protein), ...

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Jul 29, 2020

Viome recommended foods

As I wrote about previously, I am crafting what will be my long-term diet using a variety of sources. Next up are the results of the Viome test for my microbiome, which I wrote about in this post. Vegetables alfalfa sprouts artichoke Brussels sprouts leek sauerkraut arugula asparagus bamboo shoots b...

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Jul 28, 2020

Virta food guide

As I wrote about previously, I am crafting what will be my long-term diet using a variety of sources. First up is the specific food guide provided by Virta Health Clinic that I used as part of a ketogenic diet. This is the basic low-carb framework that will serve as a guide, but there are many foods...

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Jul 24, 2020

Non-dairy creamer is poison

A year ago I wrote this piece when I decided to start paying attention to everything I consume. In the US, sadly, much of our food supply is poisoning us one way or another. Now, the food isn't outright poison. That would be bad business. They don't want to kill you quickly, lest they have fewer con...

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Jul 12, 2020

Are supplements necessary?

This was a question posed to me by @rachellee and my attempt to answer it. Note: I'm not a medical professional, and I have no credentials or degrees in the health care space. I am just some dude who has taken charge of his own health. Le'ts start with some common ideas I've heard about supplements....

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Jul 11, 2020

Project Food as Fuel - What's next?

Project Food as Fuel was the challenge I embarked upon to radically change my diet and reverse type 2 diabetes. I succeeded, but it's not the end of the story. I realized that an extreme ketogenic diet is not sustainable for the long haul. I need to be very deliberate about crafting the diet that I ...

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Apr 23, 2020

Project Food as Fuel comes to a close

I started Project Food as Fuel almost one year ago. My goal, stated simply, was to reverse type 2 diabetes. I accomplished my goal. So what's next? I am fulfilling my one-year commitment with Virta Health Clinic, and I will not be staying on for another year. Virta was a great experience and certain...

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Mar 30, 2020

Big announcement

I have been wanting to write this one for a long time. How long? Technically a year a half. Many of you have been following my journey known as Project Food as Fuel. Today, I'm happy to announce that I've achieved my goal. I reversed type 2 diabetes. I wish I had a microphone handy so I could drop i...

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Feb 19, 2020

Chrononutrition

I happened to come across a fascinating review article of the scientific literature related to chrononutrition in the management of diabetes. Even though the focus is largely on people with diabetes, one can draw conclusions that apply to everyone. As I wrote about previously, I am interested in a s...

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Feb 14, 2020

No breakfast experiment

It's a travel day, and I'm currently reporting on the front lines from the usual McDonalds. When I walked in, I was greeted by a sign inviting me to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Shamrock Shake. Since I do not have a vested interest, I politely declined. I remember the first time I had a Sha...

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Feb 13, 2020

No breakfast experiment

It's a travel day, and I'm currently reporting on the front lines from the usual McDonalds. When I walked in, I was greeted by a sign inviting me to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Shamrock Shake. Since I do not have a vested interest, I politely declined. I remember the first time I had a Sha...

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Feb 7, 2020

What is your neurotransmitter dominance and do you have a deficiency?

Neurotransmitters are signaling chemicals that are critical for brain function and the communication between the brain and the body. It is helpful to understand major neurotransmitters and how being dominant or deficient in certain neurotransmitters can influence your daily life and overall health. ...

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Feb 5, 2020

When to eat for better sleep

One method of creating a nutritional framework is to think about three different forms of dietary restriction: 1. The foods you eat or don’t eat - dietary restriction 2. How much you eat - caloric restriction 3. When you eat - time restriction Of these three forms, time restriction may be the ea...

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Jan 13, 2020

A nutritional framework

In Dr. Peter Attia's latest email newsletter, he discussed his nutritional framework. The problem with nutrition is that it is a loaded topic, very similar to religion or politics. Dr. Attia's approach is to use a framework that is not controversial and applies broadly. Nutrition can be divided into...

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Jan 9, 2020

Which is better, a Coke or a Snickers?

Make no mistake, sugary drinks and candy are both bad for you. Both have "empty calories," which means plenty of calories and sugar without nutrition. But if you ARE going to have one, is there a lesser of two evils? Nutrition Facts: 20 oz Original Coca Cola Classic Calories: 240 Carbs: 65g Sugars: ...

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Jan 3, 2020

Eat slowly

I have a clear memory of the very first time I tasted a McDonald's chicken McNugget when I was around five years old. Apparently, I was a very picky eater as a kid. My mom broke the NcNugget in half, ate one half and gave me the other. I remember the explosion of flavor as I chewed it. I had never t...

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Dec 20, 2019

Are you ready for Christmas?

I don't know how many times I was asked this question in the last week, but the count has to be in double digits. What exactly does it mean to be "ready" for Christmas? You have all your decorating done? I hope that's all done by now because it's a little late in the game. Maybe the question refers ...

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Dec 9, 2019

What is good nutrition?

I finally relented and watched the Netflix documentary The Game Changers. It clearly has high production values with a good storyline, celebrity appearances, and the illusion of being scientific. If you haven't seen the documentary, I'll save you the time by providing the thesis: Everyone should sto...

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Nov 28, 2019

What is good nutrition?

I finally relented and watched the Netflix documentary The Game Changers. It clearly has high production values with a good storyline, celebrity appearances, and the illusion of being scientific. If you haven't seen the documentary, I'll save you the time by providing the thesis: Everyone should sto...

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Nov 17, 2019

Popcorn

I like popcorn. I have an old-fashioned popcorn machine that cranks out popcorn movie-theater style. I use coconut oil and when I get the right amount of salt it is sublime. Some people use an air popper, but that leads to popcorn that is too close to styrofoam for my tastes. Microwave popcorn is si...

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