Dietary science is full of holes. One of the biggest gaping holes, which is getting bigger, says that consuming saturated fat leads to cardiovascular disease. Gee, it must be true if Dr. Oz says it so often, right? Wrong! This myth is so all-pervasive that it constitutes medical idiocy. Here is what you ought to know instead, based on some excellent science. [Read more…]
Are all those benefits of chocolate that you hear about real? Is chocolate the real vitamin C? Yes and no. Scientific research supports certain health claims. Others are just pie in the sky. Here is what the truths really are. [Read more…]
Are you worried about how to treat osteoporosis? If so, you have lots of company. Unfortunately, neither of the top two osteoporosis treatment strategies – i.e., taking prescription drugs or supplementing with calcium – is particularly effective. And both can be dangerous. [Read more…]
This simple tartare recipe made for a delicious lunch on a recent Saturday. Unlike most recipes, virtually all of the time required is in preparation … since there is no cooking involved. My reasons behind creating tartare dishes of steak and tuna are twofold: 1) I am always up for a new epicurean adventure (see, e.g., Got a Good Recipe for Beef Liver or Heart Carpaccio?; and, 2) I am continually upgrading the health benefits of my diet (more on that later). [Read more…]
Veggie cap composition can cause stomach discomfort, gas, bloating, and diarrhea. If you have ever felt oversensitive to certain supplements, the capsule that contains them may be the culprit. So-called ‘vegetable capsules’ were created in a misguided attempt to replace those nasty, animal-based gelatin capsules that supplements used to come in. This move has been more harmful than helpful, because ‘veggie caps’ are not as natural as the supplement manufacturers want you to believe. [Read more…]
High fructose corn syrup may be one of the worst synthetic food additives in human history. That’s right – it is synthetic, not natural. And it is a poison. Here is what it does to you. [Read more…]
Building muscle as you age, by eating right, is not a once-size-fits-all formula. It depends on your starting point with one particular hormone – the Great Wizard of All Hormones – LEPTIN. [Read more…]
You haven’t lived unless you’ve experienced a mackerel head smoothie. Absolutely delightful. And more nutritious than almost anything else you can put down your gullet. Just in case you’ve been holding back until you could find a good recipe, here is how to make one. Easy-peasy. The whole family will just love it. [Read more…]
Building muscle is not as difficult as most people think. Since maintaining adequate muscle mass is crucial for overall fitness and health, adopting the simplest and most effective ways to do so will be more likely to ensure your success.
Start out by forgetting about and ignoring the majority of what you’ve heard or done yourself for muscle building. Diet, exercise, and supplements can only be helpful if you know which foods, workouts, and nutrients are truly useful. Each of these is a topic by itself, so this post will focus on one of these categories: muscle building supplements.
By the way, the benefits of certain supplements diminish as you age. Here is what you should know. [Read more…]