Health and Hedonism: Coffee and Wine

I might be tweaking my daily routines soon. I'll be adding a second cup of coffee, and having a slightly more generous pouring of wine each night. Why, you ask? Well, coffee and wine can be really beneficial for your health. We all know that wine is good. I do like to drink a lot …

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What the Hell is Bone Broth?

I'm sure you've heard about it. Or maybe you've seen Al Roker make a terrible joke about it, and you laughed, because you're embarrassed for him. I'm not going to give you recipes, or tell you that it's a miracle, but I will definitely share a few things... In a nutshell, bone broth is thought …

That Coconut Oil Thing

In defense of saturated fats (In offense of polyunsaturated fats)   **image courtesy of Pixabay** I'm a little bit late to the party on this one. While I was enjoying copious amounts of guacamole, the American Heart Association (AHA) released an advisory stating that "Replacement of saturated with unsaturated fats lowers low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, a cause …

Maybe: You Shouldn’t Take Statins; Your Skin Sucks Due to Your Diet; You’re Angry because You’re Deficient

There's a few things that I left out this week... In all the excitement over the past week, I missed out on a few studies I wanted to share. In addition to that, I feel like my post on ketogenic diets may have painted them more negatively than I'd like, so there will be a …

The Diet that Shreds Fat; Is it Good for the Long-Term?

Americans eat like crap. Really, though. The Standard American Diet (SAD), consisting of mostly refined and processed foods (soft drinks, potato chips, granola bars, and desserts), leads to excessive weight gain and obesity. Obesity increases the risk for Insulin Resistance (IR), which in turn increases the risk for Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). In addition to …

Fat and Migraines; The Impact of Nutrients on Your Gut, Dementia, and Insulin Resistance

*Image courtesy of Pixabay* Summary: I) Deficeincy in Vitamin A increases growth of gut bacteria that have been linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. II) Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of Alzheimers and Dementia three-fold in adults over 65. III) Supplemental Magnesium improves insulin sensitivity and blood sugar regulation in those presenting …