My most recent fascination with diet, health, and performance has been focused on the human microbiome. Our bodies are the host for trillions of bacteria. We have a positive symbiotic relationship with all these little germs, only a tiny percentage of them have the potential to be harmful. The discovery of antibiotics made a tremendous impact on modern medicine and protecting our health, but the medical community has now recognized that over use of these compounds is having negative consequences.
Here' an update on my previous article about my journey to a 500lbs deadlift. The night I hit my 500lbs deadlift my wife went into labor, and we now have a happy and healthy baby boy. Obviously, I took a break from lifting. Every new parent understands the sheer exhaustion associated with bringing home a newborn human baby. I couldn't imagine sticking with a heavy lifting program and being a brand new parent at the same time.
July 5th, 2016 was my 1,234th day in a row logging everything I eat. I spent about 5 minutes that day using the Myfitnesspal app on my phone. That's it, about 5 minutes total time to log the whole day's food intake. When I first started using the app in February of 2013, it took a little more time per day to figure it all out, but the learning curve is very quick. After a couple of weeks, logging my food each day became as easy as browsing Facebook or Twitter.