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July 14th, 2013 by Mistress Krista | Comments Off
In the quest for optimal health, it’s easy to go overboard and drown yourself. But urine luck today: Guest author and whiz kid Matt Stone argues in favour of “If it’s yellow, let it mellow” and against over-hydration. Are you peeing your brains out?
April 30th, 2013 by Mistress Krista | Comments Off
It’s fashionable to watch our carb intake these days. But could you be doing yourself a hormonal disservice by being a carb fascist? In this article, I explore the concept of homeostasis; the role of the stress-survival response in hormonal health, particularly growth hormone (GH); and why most women probably need a carbohydrate intake that’s higher than commonly recommended in low-carb advice.
December 16th, 2012 by Mistress Krista | 4 Comments
Ashley Tudor’s ode to the sweet potato encompasses self-experimentation, lessons in hormones, and delicious recipes. I interview Ashley about her book and her sweet potato project.
March 5th, 2012 by Mistress Krista | Comments Off
Why sports scientist Tim Noakes wants you to quit the Gatorade guzzle, especially if you’re female.
February 10th, 2012 by Mistress Krista | 7 Comments
Combine the occasional period of not-eating with a healthy diet that aims to reduce inflammation and optimize your body’s natural healing processes, and you might just stave off a cripping disease or two.
February 8th, 2012 by Mistress Krista | Comments Off
Are we still, as a species, who we are “mainly because of the meat”? Some evolutionary evidence says yes.
January 28th, 2012 by Mistress Krista | 18 Comments
An interesting, albeit small, recent study correlates protein quality to waist size. What is interesting here is that the researchers stipulate “quality protein”. What the heck does that mean? Read on…
October 12th, 2011 by Mistress Krista | 18 Comments
Stumpamaniacs: Have you ever missed a meal and thought Oh crap, I’m going catabolic!? Or I’m going to rip someone’s face off if I don’t get a cookie soon? Or simply wondered whether your metabolism really “slows down” to an LA-traffic-jam crawl if you skip lunch?
Wonder no more. (Short answer: You’ll be fine. Have a little green tea and a deep breath. You might even get riptshizzled and healthier, if you’re smart about skipping a meal now and again.) Science! Sex hormones! Food disasters and triumphs! Mistress Krista’s uterus! John Berardi’s abs! Blood work! It’s all here! And the best part — it’s FREE!
September 14th, 2011 by Mistress Krista | 14 Comments
Female athletes come in all shapes, such as runners, power-lifters fighters, dancers, or women just out there having fun. Yet they all seem to make the same nutrition mistakes. The good news is that if you fix these things, you’re way ahead of the game!
August 20th, 2011 by Mistress Krista | 9 Comments
Inspired by reader comments on How To Go Primal (without really trying), I’ve created a handy HTGP cheat sheet that lays out the options for three types of diets (and by diet, I mean eating routine, not Slimfast).
The premise here is that there are three very general types of categories of diets, based on human technological and cultural changes.