Why Grains are Unhealthy

Grains

I was once a victim of grains myself. Some of my favorite foods were Crafts macaroni and cheese, fresh Italian bread and instant Ramen noodles. It didn’t help that I grew up in a middle eastern household either. We ate pita bread more often than we drank water. At the time, I didn’t realize that […]

5 Practical Ways to Deal With Haters

haters

1. The people who don’t get it, don’t matter. It’s the people that do get it that matter. Your values, your personality and your lifestyle will appeal to some people and offend others. The friends you hang out with happen to be those who you appeal to. Then there are people who aren’t your friends that […]

How to get rid of Heartburn and GERD Without Medication

Heartburn GERD

Here are some simple steps to prevent or eliminate these conditions. For starters, heartburn and GERD are not caused by too much stomach acid. They are caused by too little stomach acid and bacterial overgrowth in the stomach and intestines. Successful treatment is based on restoring proper stomach acid production and eliminating bacterial overgrowth. These […]

Five Tips for the Work Obsessed to Stay in Control

Ali Larter stars in Screen Gems' thriller OBSESSED.

Sometimes we’re so passionate about our work or getting work done that we become borderline obsessed. I know I do. I can go weeks without taking a break and ultimately neglect healthy hobbies and mind invigorating activities. Here are five tips for the work obsessed to stay in control: 1. Choose very involving hobbies that require […]

The Nitrate and Nitrite Myth

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Being a frequent shopper at Trader Joe’s, I happened to run across bacon that was being advertised  as “nitrite” and “nitrate” free. Now I love bacon. Bacon is one of the most nutrient dense foods out there. I’m not going to get into the whole “saturated fat is deadly” thing. Here are some resources to look […]

Top 10 Habits to Stop Doing Now

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Knowing the bad habits to avoid is often times more important than knowing the good habits to acquire. The reason is pretty simple. Avoiding bad habits allows you to acquire good habits. Here are ten common habits that we should all avoid. Not surprisingly, they are all time wasting habits. Take your time though. Rushing and scrambling is […]

Why you Shouldn’t Have Faith in Your Doctor

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Before controversy erupts, I’ve made use of my words about doctors wisely. “Faith” means a belief, often one without any evidence or support. Now, just like everyone else, I would love to go to a doctor’s office and trust his judgement on my medical assessment. Unfortunately, mainstream medical literature and pharmaceutical influence in health make […]

The Truth About Red Meat

Red Meat

For the last twenty years or so, red meat has been demonized for everything from heart disease to obesity to cancer. The media loves red meat. Red meat is usually in headlines on gout, colon cancer or any other detrimental illness. Unfortunately, it’s all just cheap, unscientific muckraking crap. There is really no evidence that red meat […]

What’s Your Life Blueprint?

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You don’t have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream. Michael Dell A blueprint is really important in building a house because people know where to start. When starting anything in life, it’s good to know where to start […]

Why Memorizing is Counterproductive

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“Never memorize something you can look up” – Albert Einstein Albert Einstein said it best. First off, our brain isn’t a hard drive for memory storage like a hard drive. It’s not a chest that we can store antiques in to take out in the future. Memory works with reoccurring thoughts and patterns first, useless […]