Paper #1: Here I propose that the poor muscle composition (muscle that has fat in it) found in older adults may be related to an increased systemic microbial burden: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29030163   Paper #2: In this review, we discuss the emerging gut-muscle axis: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29058056   If you’re interested, please have a […]

Yesterday the Sixers lost to the Warriors, despite being up 22 at the half. Superficially, Joel Embiid had a solid game, with 21 points and 8 rebounds. As the Sixers crushed the Warriors in the 1st half, Embiid looked great in all aspects of the game: scoring (15 pts, 5-10 FG), […]

I have several thoughts about mlb.com’s Orioles article: (http://m.mlb.com/news/article/262168388/orioles-seeking-starting-pitching-for-2018/) Yes, Schoop was an All-Star in 2017, and he deserved it. But note that he was a career .268 hitter in the minors, and even with his outstanding year in 2017, his MLB BA is .264. Based on his own data, […]

On Friday, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope started a skirmish between the Suns and Lakers. Lonzo Ball, instead of getting involved, walked towards the bench and away from the pushing. He claimed that he didn’t want to get a technical foul, but isn’t it also possible that he didn’t want to get involved […]

Yesterday, mlb.com released its “Who will be the top 10 prospects a year from now” list. First, it’s important to define some criteria. To be considered as a “prospect”, the player must not have played in MLB. With that in mind, at best, I agree with only 2 of the […]

Lately I’ve been drinking lots of spinach-banana smoothies, here’s the recipe! Baby spinach, 5 oz A small piece (~20g) of jerusalem artichokes, for its prebiotic potential Frozen bananas, 5-7 oz Water, 4-6 oz Put all that into the blender, then drink it…It’s delicious and nutrient packed! If you’re interested, please have a […]

In an earlier post, I wrote about how easy it is to make 2-ingredient, nutrient-rich chocolate (https://michaellustgarten.com/2014/09/21/homemade-chocolate-in-2-minutes/). Occasionally, I modify that recipe to make 4-ingredient brownies! It includes 40g of raw, organic cacao beans, 20g oats, 70g Medjool dates, and 1 large egg. First, I grind/blend the cacao beans and […]

One meal that I’ve been eating a lot of lately are what I call collard-rito, or collard-acos:   Ingredients: 7-10 oz of collard greens ~Half of a pound of raw cherry tomatoes 1 container of raw white button mushrooms ~80g of raw purple onion 1-2 raw habaneros 1 avocado 1g […]