The Mediterranean Ketogenic Lifestyle

Many of us have been promoting a ketogenic diet for years – and that includes both strict and continual ketosis, or the often-preferable low carb diet that fluctuates through intermittent states of ketosis. Initially people like Jeff Volek were laughed…
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Forest Bathing for Your Health – More Stress Turned Good

forest bathing

An easy way to gauge whether something is stressful is to measure cortisone levels. Cortisone, the “stress” hormone is released during tense and stressful situations. My drive to work is apparently one of the most stressful parts of my day…
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IGF-1 and Cancer – The Double-Edged Sword of Health

IGF-1 and cancer

Before we dig into the article on IGF-1, or insulin-like growth factor, let’s touch upon a couple issues. IGF-1 is an extremely complicated topic, paralleled by the fact that a simple Google search will inform you that it will cause…
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Stress and Cancer – It’s Bad, But Not All Bad

stress and cancer

Several years ago, I was self-experimenting with different dietary attempts to lower my blood sugar and raise my ketones, the energy source that our liver makes when our blood sugar drops. This study had nothing to do with stress and…
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Health, Happiness, and Social Networks

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn Attributed to Jim Rohn, the late rags to riches entrepreneur and motivational speaker, the concept is one of my favorites. Newer scientific studies…
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Chewing the Fat – For a Long, Healthy, and Happy Life

Chewing the Fat

I moved to Pittsburgh about three years ago. “The Burgh,” as locals call it, is both the city of champions and where I grew up. Since few people actually lived downtown thirty-five years ago, I was raised a short drive…
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