Glucose Test Strips Comparison

This entry compares the two least expensive glucose testing strips available. Firstly, no, I don’t have diabetes or pre-diabetes. However, I do sympathize with those that do, especially after pricking my fingers 100+ times. I’ve literally bled for this post so please enjoy. ūüôā After reading Wired To Eat¬†I decided to do some glucose tolerance ...

Perfecting Sleep

In response to a thread on sleep problems I wrote the following: Let’s do this with science. 1) Put these on an hour before bed to block blue light. http://amzn.to/2pxbwHZ . That will allow your brain to get sleepy.  2) Stop drinking coffee. Some people take 36 hours to metabolize caffeine. Seriously.  3) Throw some money ...

Grain Brain Book Review

I finished reading Grain Brain a few weeks ago. I highly recommend it as an introductory book for anyone with a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. That being said, if you already have significant experience with functional medicine you’ll appreciate the conciseness of the book as an introductory resource for others, but you ...

World’s Longest Living People

50 Secrets of the World’s Longest Living People Some time closer to 2005 I was reading a book called 50 Secrets of the World’s Longest Living People. Although I don’t agree with everything it claims, it is an interesting take on health. Here are a few notes I took while reading the book: Okinawa Around ...

Alton Brown Diet

It is the start of the new year and a lot of folks are choosing to double their efforts at losing weight with their New Year’s resolutions. This seems like a perfect time to¬†post the following¬†treasure that originally aired¬†January 4th, 2010. (That’s 5 years ago to the day.) There’s an episode of Good Eats called ...

Re: Weight Loss

Here’s an email I’m turning into a blog post on losing body fat. Feel free to refer to it as the Reinhart Dietary Protocol. If it starts trending I’ll make an official page for it so people know how to find it if it gets tweaked in the future. To the best of my knowledge, ...

Making The Perfect Cup of Coffee

Making The Perfect Cup of Coffee
(Guest Author Greg Pappas) ¬†I busted out my french press for the first time in a good while, ¬†and I just made the smoothest cup of coffee. How? Simple. Just read the directions below and you’ll have one smooth cup of delicious coffee.         3 tablespoons of grounded coffee ¬†(This is the ...

How to Use Raw Eggs in a Shake

Put some raw eggs into your post-workout shake. ¬† A few words about shakes First, a cautionary note. Shakes aren’t always ideal for achieving your body composition goals. Blending up food–any food–into liquid calories is a recipe for a sharp insulin spike. For those who have issues with nutrient partitioning going to the wrong place, ...

My Blood Donor Card Is Here

My Blood Donor Card Is Here
It is cool to be a card-carrying member of something. I am now a card-carrying blood donor with the American Red Cross.¬†(I’m also a card-carrying member of the¬†Larry Miller Drinking Society.) Spread the word:GoogleFacebookTwitterPinterestEmailMoreLinkedInRedditPocketTumblrPrintLike this:Like Loading...

Coconut Milk Shopping Guide

Coconut Milk When I think of coconut milk, I am¬†*never*¬†imagining the ready-to-drink carton beverage you see next to the milk in the grocery store. I personally find that version of coconut milk to be bland, and not surprisingly it has a lot of ingredients in it that¬†aren’t¬†coconut milk. Instead, I think of real coconut milk ...
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