Origin Of Life, To Help You Get A Life!

Origin Of Life, To Help You Get A Life!

 I think I'll grow this post for a while, for fun - yes, fun! Want to see the Origin of FitOldDog - go to my very first WordPress blog post, 2010, at this link Understanding the origin of life is important for exercise, nutrition, mental health, diabetes, aging, and all the rest - I'll get there! It all started with chemistry, biochemistry, deep down in the sea! Blah, blah, blah! Just watch my old movie, and ... Read more

Can My Cori Cycle Keep Up With My Bi-Cycle During Paleo-Fueled Endurance Sports?

"It's not the questions that you solve in life that really matter, so much as the questions that you ask, but beware the hemlock as others might not see it that way." by FitOldDog today, but I'm sure someone else has said it, too! Hi folks! Thanks for stopping by! If you decide to change your diet or exercise regimen you would be well advised to try to understand what is going on, especially if you have a ... Read more

FitOldDog’s Paleo And Acetone Epiphanies With Respect To The Tricarboxylic Acid (TCA) Cycle Carbon Count Mystery – You Can’t Make Sugar From Fat (largely)?

Hi folks! Thanks for stopping by! This blog is in large part about safe exercise for better health based on the study of body awareness, and such awareness can usefully include a little Biochemistry, which is both interesting and critically important for your health! For about 40 years, as a result of studying energy production in the body (my PhD thesis involved Vitamin B1, thiamine, which is a key ... Read more

The Fat Adapted Ironman Lean Startup Experiment Is Progressing Nicely

  Hi folks! Thanks for stopping by! I love to learn, read a great book, which is currently The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, and experiment around my Ironman training to make it more effective. It turns out that success in a startup company (mine is called Old Dogs in Training, and last year I made $80, which is apparently a good start) also depends upon experimentation. My current Ironman experiment is ... Read more

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent Graft-Induced Hypertension Appears to Self-Correct Eventually

  Hi folks, You can generate some useful information (data) by monitoring your heart rate and body weight each day, or at least once per week. If you know your usual resting heart rate, any deviations can warn you of potential health issues. I find that my resting pulse will increase in frequency by as many as five to ten beats per minute if I am over training (back off) or going down with a cold or ... Read more

On NPR’s The People’s Pharmacy I Finally Heard A Cardiologist Talking Sense About The Risks Of Statins: I Got Better Results With Exercise

Hi folks, About 40 years ago, whilst working in my laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, we discovered that I have a fairly extreme form of hyperlipidemia (high blood fat or triglyceride) with a resting level (no treatment) over 2000 mg/dL (extremely high), hypercholesterolemia (high blood cholesterol) of over 230 mg/dL (high) and low HDL (high density lipoprotein, so-called 'good' cholesterol, but really an ... Read more

Mucus, Keratin, And Other Biological Barriers That Are Essential For Cycling, And FitOldDog’s Shopping Cart Metaphor For Life

  "If it is love that makes the world go round, it is surely mucus that permits it's translational motion." I read this 'Love Poem' in a book on mucus years ago. Written by an engineer. Go figure! Hi folks, My friend Stacey asked me the other day, "What do you think about while you ride your bike?" I was riding an easy 60-mile spin this beautiful morning, between breakfast and a short swim ... Read more

Nasal Versus Oro-Nasal Breathing As You Exercise

Hi folks, For a number of years I was a kind of nose expert, being invited all over the place to talk about noses, from the toxicology perspective. I even made a movie of mucus flow in the nose, but one thing I did learn during all those years of research was that there is always something else to learn. This turned out to be true of the nose in my latest Continuum lesson, which is teaching me a bunch of new ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.