Category Archives: Health & Longevity

What to Supplement and Why

Unlike carbohydrates, protein, and fat, the vitamins and minerals in our food don’t necessarily provide the material to make cells and tissue. But they do assist in speeding up the process of hormone generation, and in various other metabolic processes; like the production of energy. You can think of them as: Enzymes that prevent stalls…

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Why You Should Fast…Occasionally

Those of you that have completed Live It, NOT Diet!, know I’m an advocate of fasting. As it essentially gives you the opportunity to benefit from an overall reduction in calories, without the damaging effects (and difficulty) that come with calorie restriction diets. By avoiding food for an entire day, we can expect many of…

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Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

It’s extremely common to think that coffee (alone) has a negative impact on our health. As in North America, cutting back on coffee is usually what the doctor recommends, right after he puts you on a statin and tells you to cut back on red meat and eat less salt. The problem isn’t coffee, the…

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The Fiber Fallacy

The world was first instructed to “Eat More Fiber“ because of research from Dr.’s Denis Burkitt and Hugh Trowell.  They were studying the associations between diet and health status and wanted to determine why the diseases plaguing individuals in the Western World were not affecting secluded tribes in Africa. According to their observations, the lower…

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Why You Should Avoid Vegetable & Seed Oils (PUFAs)

Canola oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, peanut oil, and corn oil, are all polyunsaturated fatty acids (or PUFA’s). Their use has skyrocketed in the last 50 years as an alternative to saturated fat; with soybean and canola oil increasing the most: The problem with PUFAs is that they’re highly susceptible to…

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“A Family History of Heart Disease” is Total BS

Once you understand that most diseases are preventable with a proper diet and lifestyle intervention, it becomes pretty clear (pretty quick), that a family history of heart disease, diabetes, and dementia – or what they sometimes refer to as genetic predisposition – is a giant load of crap. Especially when you consider the desired outcome…

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Eat More Meat, Burn More Fat. Period!

The current nutrition advice from the government and their dietician disciples may have you believing otherwise, but there’s been undeniable proof since the early 1900’s that eating predominantly animal protein, and limiting carbohydrates, was the ultimate solution for a lean physique. As an example, take this quote from Dr. Alfred Pennington, describing his experimental results…

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