Monthly Archives: October 2016

uBiome now 50% off until 10/31


uBiome recently released a discount code for 50% off of their kits valid through 10/31/16.

Earlier this year I decided to analyze my poop using uBiome.  At the time the tests were going for $89 a piece while a 3 pack was $199, so I went for the the three pack.

I wrote a brief post on the initial collection, Trying Out uBiome, don’t worry there aren’t any nasty pics.

A few weeks later I received my results, uBiome Results from April 2016, where I learned that my gut flora has a lot to be desired.… Read More

Breezing Metabolism Tracker Review


This is a review of the handheld Breezing Metabolism Tracker.

After my recent series on the Biggest Loser 6 year followup study and my deep dive into the world of calculated resting metabolic rates (RMR), I started wondering about my own metabolism.

I had it measured before in 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic with a research grade metabolic cart.

The protocol was similar to the one used in the Biggest Loser Study: they placed me in a dark room, had me lie down, strapped a facemask on me, told me to relax, and instructed me to breath normally for 30 minutes without falling asleep.… Read More

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