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 ...

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 ...

Save Plastic Forks for Eggs

Here’s a little +1 advantage at breakfast time: Bringing a take-out order home? Use a metal fork for the take-out and save the plastic fork for making eggs. Plastic forks won’t scratch the non-stick surface of your cookware, you can toss it when you’re done eating, and it saves you from washing a spatula. Spread ...

Distilled Water Experiment

A challenge came down the series of tubes: Drink a gallon of distilled water 3 days in a row; Soon you will see evidence of your hair growing back, your energy levels skyrocketing, and a horn will sprout from your forehead granting you incalculable power and majesty.  And, get this, it only gets better if you ...

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, ...

Food on the Table App

Game changers and “getting life in order” are two of my favorite topics. I also greatly enjoy when software works rather than, like most apps, are barely adequate to replace pen and paper. I want to take a moment to tell you about an app that I am emphatic about. The app is called Food on the ...

Bacon “Creamed” Spinach Paleo Recipe

Bacon
  Bacon “Creamed” Spinach Paleo Recipe This recipe seeks to replace the traditional cream fat with bacon fat, achieving a “creamed” texture while complying with Paleo ideals. The additional use of balsamic vinegar makes a dish that tastes like an deconstructed slow-motion salad dressing.  Ingredients 16oz Frozen Spinach 1/2 lb Bacon (smoked preferred, not lean) 2 ...

Paleo Diet Versus My Cholesterol

These results are my own and published for your amusement. Eating Habits Recap I was on a (subjectively) healthy diet (the slow-carb diet) for almost a year which resulted in my lipid panels on 12/12/2011. I’ve been on the Paleo diet since 2/21/2012 with very few exceptions. My data is pretty clean. I haven’t eaten ...
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