Backup Energy: Why Glucagon is Important

More material from my original research notes: Your body needs to maintain a supply of fuel, and glucagon is a crucial part of this system. Considering the ample access people have to quality food, at least in America with all of our supermarkets and restaurants, glucagon is seldom seen in high … [Read more...]

The Magic (Or Lack Thereof) of Soy

More from my original research notes: Soybeans are used for damned near everything: as industrial lubricants, cleaners, diesel fuel additives, paint removers, crayons, meatless burgers, non-dairy ice cream, infant formulas, and high-concentration protein powders. Read the ingredient labels of … [Read more...]

Why Women Should Not Run

Here’s another article re-edit/rerelease. This one was originally published on, and we’re presenting this updated and polished-up version today in case you missed it the first time around. I’m not sympathetic. When I look at the fat guy in the gym wasting his time doing forearm curls … [Read more...]

Out of Balance: How to Think About Dieting

Last weekend, I sat on a rather interesting discussion panel at the Paleo F(x) conference in Austin, TX. As I listened to otherwise rational people, who were making otherwise sound recommendations, emphatically claiming that a “balanced diet” for health required 30 percent carbohydrates—mostly from … [Read more...]

Book Excerpt: Carb Back-Loading

Don’t Let Training Derail You Although this is a book about targeted performance nutrition, the outlined plan relies heavily upon training for its efficacy. I need, therefore, to discuss training—and what qualifies as acceptable. When it comes to Carb Back-Loading, not all training is created … [Read more...]

Book Excerpt: Carb Back-Loading

Exercise a Little Control It probably sounds as though insulin sensitivity lies beyond our control. Muscles will, however, use sugar efficiently—in high-volume—without manipulating insulin sensitivity. Bypassing the whole sensitivity paradigm and moving tGLUT to the surface of cells is both … [Read more...]

Eat Fat. Burn Fat.

In my early days of spreading my crazy dieting Gospel—we’re talking over ten years ago now—I’d get bombarded with one question over and over, and it’s one people still sling my way: Do you need to eat fat to burn fat? … [Read more...]

Ask Kiefer: Your Questions Answered

You’re asking plenty of questions via Facebook and Twitter. We’re answering them. Here are responses to the best inquiries of the past week: If I’m training fasted in the morning, what are your thoughts on acesulfame potassium (acesulfame K)? Okay, or no? I’d say yes, it’s okay. The rise in … [Read more...]

Caffeine and Creatine

Judging by reader response, there’s been some confusion regarding creatine and caffeine use, and I want to make sure, once and for all, that everyone knows precisely what to do with both. In the series of creatine pieces we just published, I suggested that you shouldn’t take creatine with … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide To Creatine Supplementation Part 3

You’ve been asking for this one for a while, so here it is: Part 3—and the conclusion—of DH’s Ultimate Guide To Creatine Supplementation. At this point, assuming you’ve read the first two installments of this series—and if you haven’t, you should go back and read them now—you know more about … [Read more...]