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…]
Good luck if you rely only on modern food for good health. No matter what you eat, your diet will be deficient in many, many nutrients. That means that your body will be, too.
Maybe your nutritional deficiencies will begin to show up in seemingly small health problems, or maybe they will show up in disastrous ones. The absolute certainty is that they will show up.
People in different cultures are famous for living to 100 years old in good health. The question is, why don’t more people do so? One part of the answer is, of course, poor nutrition. This is where multivitamins come in handy. They are the foundation for making up for modern nutrient-deficient foods.
The purpose of this article is to give you some ideas on what to look for when it comes to finding a good multivitamin supplement. Fortunately, there are some excellent ones on the market. Unfortunately, there is also plenty of absolute crap that you should avoid. [Read more…]
Homocysteine levels, not cholesterol, are a critical risk factor for heart disease. Howeve, homocysteine isn’t the complete evil that it is made out to be. It is a naturally occurring amino acid that plays an important role in many aspects of good health. Chronically high homocysteine levels are the problem. [Read more…]
Eating is wonderful. Except when it isn’t. Such as when it exposes you to the monumentally dangerous substances that scientists call advanced glycation end products (AGEs). AGEs speed up aging and underlie many degenerative diseases, including diabetes, atherosclerosis, chronic renal failure, Alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure, stroke, osteopenia, and generation of epithelial cancers.
Unfortunately, scientific jargon about AGEs has kept this all-important topic from becoming a popular subject on social media and at parties, picnics and family gatherings. We clearly need a new term that the public can understand and talk about intelligently.
Since AGEs represent oxidation gone amok, and since oxidation is a burning of sorts, I propose that we refer to AGEs as Burnt Crap in Foods (BCFs). There, isn’t that better? Now let’s delve into BCFs to see what they do, where they are, and how to minimize damage to your health from them. [Read more…]