5 Deadly Diseases That Coffee May Save You From

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It's been a while since my last coffee article. Despite what conventional wisdom says, coffee may actually provide a range of health benefits. Here are 5 deadly diseases that coffee may save you from, at least if the epidemiological studies mean anything. Coffee and Type II Diabetes Type II diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by insulin resistance, a relative … [Read more...]

12 Baby Steps to Optimal Health

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Photo: Sean Dreilinger People are different. What works for one person may not work for the next. Some people (like myself) prefer to dive in head first, make changes right away and quit everything cold turkey. Others prefer the longer, slower approach. They like to dip their toes into the water first, then walk slowly into it and immerse themselves. Different strokes for … [Read more...]

Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic? A Low-Carb Diet May Save Your Life

Can Low Carb Diets Cure Type 2 Diabetes?

Since I started blogging, I've received various comments and e-mails from people all around the world. Many have lost a lot of weight and improved a variety of health problems by adopting a low-carb, real-food based diet. Some of them are (or should I say "used to be"?) type II diabetics that have been able to quit their medication after going low-carb. I've seen such stories … [Read more...]

You Can’t Trust Anyone Else For Your Health

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When it comes to your health, you can't trust anyone but yourself. You have to do your own research, be skeptical of everything and ask questions. I am going to tell you about an old woman who is close to me. She gave me permission to write about this. This woman, who is 70-something of age, had been having serious digestive problems for many months. Stomach pain, diarrhea, you … [Read more...]

How to Get Tired at Night Using The Free Computer Program F.Lux

How to Get Tired at Night

Do you find yourself having problems falling asleep at night? Do you work on the computer at night? If you answered both of those questions with a yes, then I might have a solution for you. This is a free program that blocks light of a certain wavelength from your screen in the evening. Before I get to the details, let me explain a little bit about how the brain regulates … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Make Your Coffee Healthier

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Did you know that coffee is the single largest source of antioxidants in the western diet (1)? It also happens to have a ton of health benefits. Yes, that black drink you have heard that is harmful may actually be making you healthier and helping you live longer (2). It's true. Any harmful compounds that may be present in coffee are way overpowered by other healthy … [Read more...]

Fact or Fiction – Is Drinking a Lot of Water Good For You?

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A common belief in health and fitness circles is that it is somehow good for the body to drink an excessive amount of water. A high water intake is claimed to lead to all sorts of health benefits, such as increased fat burning, more energy, less appetite, etc. Here, I am going to discover what the actual science has to say about this. Is there any real benefit to drinking more … [Read more...]

How to Live a Long, Healthy and Disease-Free Life

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A large part of what you've heard about nutrition and health is nonsense. In some cases you have been intentionally lied to by greedy people trying to sell you something. In other cases though, people (including some health professionals) are simply misinformed about how to be healthy. Guidelines are often crafted based on "policy" instead of science, the ridiculous war on … [Read more...]

13 Ways Coffee Can Improve Your Health

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I love coffee. I honestly believe that the best part of a new day is starting it with a warm, strong cup of quality coffee. If someone were to make me quit drinking it, they would have to pry the cup out of my cold, dead hands. Still, to be honest, there are some negative effects. If I don't get my caffeine one day then I will get a headache and feel tired. It is addicting … [Read more...]

Keep It Simple, Stupid – Healthy Living Summed up in One Sentence

I'm gonna start this post with a quote: "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Albert Einsten If you've ever browsed the web to look for health advice (quite likely if you're reading this) then you may have noticed how incredibly complicated all this seems. Complex vs simple carbs, meat or no meat, cholesterol, sugar and corn syrup, protein, fat, … [Read more...]