Here’s what’s on the healthspan menu today:
- A New Hangover Cure?
- Fat Elon Musk
- The Twinkie Diet
A New Hangover Cure?
Will dihydromyricetin or DHM soon be flooding the market as an anti-hangover solution?
I first heard about it from Mikhaila Peterson, who swears by this herbal remedy and rarely drinks without it.
In fact, she plans to create her own anti-hangover formula based on this.
DHM, also known as ampelopsin, is an over-the-counter herbal remedy. It helps metabolize alcohol faster and could help prevent liver damage from alcohol.
In rat experiments, DHM triggered more ethanol absorbing enzymes including alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH)
It also made these enzymes more efficient and reduced fat accumulation in liver tissue as well as reduced inflammatory agents.
I’ve tried looking for more people that use this as a hangover prevention solution but couldn’t find many anecdotes of people actually utilizing this besides Peterson. As with most “hangover cures,” your results may vary.
Fat Elon Musk
What happens if you work non-stop and literally do not have time to work out? See below…
This is Elon Musk from a recent vacation.
I’m definitely betting on the success of Tesla and SpaceX. I mean, anyone who looks like that MUST be working hard (and not exercising)!
But is it possible to change the world and not lose your health in the process?
What if Elon Musk was to practice eating based on his metabolic needs?
Between working 100 hours and sleeping, he literally has no time to work out. But what he could do is reduce his consumption of excess calories.
For a good comparison here are Jeff Bezos and Jack Dorsey.
They are also very successful and seem to be in better health than Elon.
If Elon Musk ate according to his needs, he wouldn’t be a fitness model but he also wouldn’t be the Pillsbury doughboy.
The Twinkie Diet
Professor Mark Haub lived off Twinkies and lost 27 pounds. In addition, his cholesterol and other health markers improved.
He normally ate 2600 calories a day, but as a test, he consumed only 1800 calories coming from Twinkies.
He died shortly after…
Just kidding! He’s actually doing very well as a professor and program director at Kansas State University.
In the short term, if your goal is to lose weight, it doesn’t matter what you eat as long as you are in a calorie deficit and are disciplined enough to stick with the diet.
That’s why fad diets work, like the potato diet, cayenne pepper diet, or Weight Watchers. The difficult part is sticking with the diet.
The problem occurs when you lack discipline and fall off your diet which happens to the majority of people.
Twinkies, being highly processed and containing a lot of sugar and fats are highly palatable. You will not be satiated eating foods like this and you will want more.
That’s why high protein, low carb diets work well for many people. Foods like steak are very satiating and after eating one, you probably won’t crave another.