#8: General Guidelines For Healthy Living

The Stool Analogy of Health

This is episode 8 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we talk about the 4 Pillars of Health and give you some general guidelines for healthy living in each of these categories.

We kick it off with everyone’s favorite topic, Nutrition, discussing carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Next up is Stress, a topic too few people are focusing on. After that, we’ll give you some ideas on Exercise, before closing out with a discussion of proper Recovery & Adaptation.

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Episode 8 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • The Four Pillars of Health – 0:00
    • Nutrition
    • Stress
    • Exercise
    • Recovery & Adaptation
  • Nutrition – 2:35
  • Tangent on moderation – 21:04
  • Stress – 33:10
  • Exercise – 40:00
  • Recovery/Adaptation – 49:52

A Bowl of Ice Cream & Some Good Links

We mentioned a great book on stress called Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky. The documentary can be purchased here.

We talked a little about how vegetable oils are produced versus how the fats we prefer like butter, coconut oil, and lard are produced. Here’s a little chart to show you the processing of vegetable oils. It isn’t identical for all industrial oils, but it’s similar. By contrast, butter is made by shaking cream and lard is made simply by slowly heating pork fat.

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