A new study came out last week in Science magazine. These researchers have precisely measured life’s metabolic highs and lows, from birth to old age, and the findings will surprise you. The findings suggests that your metabolism (the rate at which you burn calories) actually peaks much earlier in life, and starts its inevitable decline later […]
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8 (Simple) Things You Can Do To Live Longer and Healthier
Everyone wants that magic pill or the ONE thing that can do to live longer and healthier. Too many people seem to have forgotten that there already exists a scientifically proven method—one supported by decades of peer-reviewed research—to extend both the quantity and quality of your life: adopting a few healthy, quotidian habits.“We’ve known since […]
Why Are Some People More Vulnerable to COVID-19?
I’m not going to waste your time or mine giving you the history of the COVID-19 virus and the ensuing pandemic. Everyone has lived through the last 5-6 months and has their own opinions on where and how it originated and spread throughout the world. I see your posts on social media, I know all […]
How To Combat Coronavirus (or any other virus)
On January 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. The virus that causes COVID-19 is infecting people and spreading easily from person-to-person. Cases have been detected in most countries worldwide and […]
The Holistic Hundred (2019 Edition)
This will be the fourth year that I have led The Holistic Hundred Challenge. Each year, the 100-Day Challenge changes the lives of dozens of people. But before you decide to join me this time around, let me first tell you more about the “why” behind the challenge.If you are a regular reader of this […]
No Sugar November – 2018 Edition
October is coming to an end. So you know what that means? It’s time for “No Sugar November”! Can you go from November 1st until Thanksgiving (that’s only 21 days this year) with no sugar? It might seem like a monumental task, but take a few minutes to read the rest of this post and […]
The U.S. Dietary Guidelines
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities. Since 1980, the Guidelines have been jointly issued and updated every 5 years by the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS). The current version was issued in 2015. You can find it here.The Dietary Guidelines […]
What Is Fasting and Should You Be Doing It?
Fasting is getting a lot of press these days. But it’s nothing new. Fasting was a normal practice even as long as 2000 years ago. There are many stories in the Bible of people (including Jesus) fasting for forty days or longer.In January of both 2016 and 2017, I did a week-long water fast. You […]
More Nutritional Myths and Misconceptions
I’m not a Doctor. I’m not a Nutritionist or Dietician. I do not have a degree in nutritional science. I am not registered, licensed, and/or certified in anything related to health or nutrition. BUT, I have spent the last eight years learning as much as I can about the human body and how what, when […]
What’s the Deal with Probiotics?
It’s likely that you’ve read an article or heard someone talk about probiotics. They are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. That’s right, they are bacteria that are GOOD for you. People usually associate bacteria with disease, but your body is full of bacteria, both good and […]