Category Archives: Beyond the Books

Ditching The Standard American DUMP (S.A.D.)

Once we started using the high-boy toilet, it didn’t take long for us to forget that we used to squat in the bush. And sadly, we never stopped to think that the maybe the 90-degree crapper isn’t ideal. What’s interesting, is that various cultures around the world never adopted the American Standard toilet. Opting for…

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How to Warm-Up for a Workout

Unlike static stretching, which can actually harm performance (1, 2, 3, 4), research has shown that a short routine of dynamic activation drills and functional movement patterns enhances strength and power, and has proven more effective at preventing injuries, and reducing muscle soreness when executed before a workout. Hence the reason those following my 1% Fitness…

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Ketone Strips & Meters – The New Scale?

One of the requirements to following Live It NOT Diet! is throwing your scale in the garbage. Mainly because the number is useless – telling you nothing about your body composition (fat-to-muscle) – but also because it messes with your mental state – giving you the impression that you’re not losing (or even gaining), and…

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Bone Broth – Make it a Staple This Winter

Last winter bone broth was the hot new food item; and for good reason! It’s very nutritious, extremely delicious, and provides a health-boost that most of us living North of 40 could use from November to March. Unlike your standard muscle meats, the connective tissues in animal carcasses add support to bones and joints, and…

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Herbs And Spices – 7 Buying/Storing Tips & 13 DIY Blends

Though herbs and spices have tremendous health benefits (outlined here and here), they’re not all created equal.  And similarly, they don’t all remain equal – depending on where you store them and how you treat them. The good is, it’s not that complicated or difficult to implement.  And the better news is, it’s going to…

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Herbs And Spices – My Top 10 List For Spices

As previously discussed, herbs and spices are some of the most nutritious foods. With most nutrient density scales and indexes placing them at (or near) the top of the chart – just under organ meats.  And many of them providing FAR MORE antioxidants than fruits and vegetables – on a per-weight, or gram-per-gram basis. The…

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Herbs And Spices – My Top 10 Herbs For Health

This is a long post, so I’ll cut to the chase. Herbs and spices are among the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, and they’re packed with powerful essential oils that kill bacteria, boost antioxidant protection, and prevent disease. Try adding a few of the top 10 herbs mentioned below (and top 10 spices…

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How Stress Makes You Fat & Sick (and what to do about it)

Most of us recognize that excess stress is bad for our health and body composition, but not many of us understand why. Because if we did, we’d probably start paying a little more attention to the techniques for reducing it; instead of treating it like hippy mumbo-jumbo or a curfew from Mom and Dad, and…

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