Alan Flanagan

July 12, 2017
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9 Simple-Stupid Nutrition Hacks

There is a funny paradox about nutrition: you can delve deep into the nuances and complexities of the science, of a deep and layered subject, but […]
June 21, 2017
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Why The Case For Public Health Recommending A Low-Carb Diet Is Flawed

In 2016, the Public Health Collaboration [PHC] in the U.K. published the National Obesity Forum Report entitled, ‘Eat Fat, Cut the Carbs, and Avoid Snacking to […]
June 14, 2017
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Is A High Protein Diet Ruining Your Gut Health?

You are 76% human. The rest is bacteria. Sounds like a strange concept to many, but this area of research into the “microbiome” (which is the functions […]
May 14, 2017
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Separate Diet From Your Self

There is a Paul Graham post I recently went back to. You can read the full piece here. Something had struck a cord with me after […]
February 27, 2017
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The Evidence for Sulforaphane: Superfood or Hype?

When you look at a blueberry, what do you see? When you look at a head of broccoli, what do you see? Perhaps the most compelling […]
February 16, 2017
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The Ketogenic Diet & Brain Cancer: An Evidence-Based Review

It is hard to mention the ketogenic diet and expect objectivity, or even rationality. There is something deeply emotive about the role of fat in the […]
January 25, 2017
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20 Simple, Evidence-Based Nutrition Tips for 2017

I have beef with January. Not the month per se, but the “New Year, New Me” bullshit that gets thrown around, the boosted gym memberships, the failed […]
December 6, 2016
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Paradigms Lost: Clean Eating & If It Fits Your Macros

The pendulum swings in the nutrition world are extreme. We’re living in particularly tiresome dichotomy right now, between the nebulous concept of “clean eating”, and the […]
November 14, 2016
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The Truth About Sugar Addiction

Sugar “addiction.” Its an attractive concept to the ‘Cult of Wellness‘ and their social media accounts, aided and abetted by supermodels claiming sugar is “toxic.” The […]
November 9, 2016
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How to Enhance Your Brain Power: 6 Nootropics for A Better Brain

Man is not going to wait passively for millions of years for evolution to give him a better brain. Corneliu E Giurgea The above quote is […]
November 2, 2016
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Preserving Brain Health: 9 Key Evidence-Based Foods to Prevent Cognitive Decline

There is a 99.6% failure rate of pharmaceutical drugs for the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease [AD] (Cummings, Morstorf & Zhong, 2014). Read that again. […]
October 25, 2016
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7 More Essential Productivity Hacks to Crush Your Day

In part 1 to this piece, we looked at how our modern information environment is, in fact, a productivity nightmare. We also talked about why productivity is […]
October 20, 2016
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7 Essential Productivity Hacks to Crush Your Day (Part 1)

Social science is intriguing right now, because we’re living in uncharted territory; hyper-connectivity, unprecedented access to information, and an overwhelming pace of life, professional and personal, […]
October 12, 2016
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Taxing Sugar: Reductionist, Ineffectual and Lacking “Big Picture” Thinking

In 2015, a series of government documents were published in the UK in relation to obesity, in particular childhood obesity (Children’s Food Trust, 2015; House of Commons […]
October 8, 2016
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The Ketogenic Diet and Strength Training: Why it Doesn’t Stack Up

The ketogenic diet has become a hot topic. The discussion around it is a perfect example of the lack of any measured conversation in the nutrition-sphere, […]