Diet Report Card: Excessive Low-Quality Carbs, Too Much Saturated Fat

An 18-year study looking at the diets of 43,996 Americans has resulted in a “report card” with some disappointing results: Americans eat way too many garbage carbohydrates and are still plowing in the saturated fat. For more years than I’d care to count, America has been getting a steady “diet” of nutritional advice and guidance… Continue reading Diet Report Card: Excessive Low-Quality Carbs, Too Much Saturated Fat

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Opportunity in Challenge

Personal revelation warning!.For the past few months, my wife and I have faced a series of personal, health and financial challenges. At times, those challenges have fueled fear and anxiety over the future. During the last month or so, we’ve slowly realized that our life together also has a strong opportunity attached to it. Something… Continue reading Opportunity in Challenge

Chase Fitness or Commit to Fitness

You might actually find fitness! Challenges are fun. Challenges can get you going. Consistency and commitment will get you across the finish line! More importantly, they are the keys to STAYING THERE! There is no element of a fitness, nutrition or health and wellness plan that is more important than consistency. Nothing will lead you… Continue reading Chase Fitness or Commit to Fitness

It’s The Microbes That Will Get You

They say it’s the little things in life that really matter. It turns out they might be right. It also seems that it may be the little things that kill us in the end. Our particular species of fun-loving bipeds has survived all manner of threat and danger over the millenia. Floods, fires, famine and… Continue reading It’s The Microbes That Will Get You

Did Ear Infections Kill Off The Neanderthals?

It is one of the great unsolved mysteries of anthropology. What killed off the Neanderthals, and why did Homo sapiens thrive even as Neanderthals withered to extinction? Was it some sort of plague specific only to Neanderthals? Was there some sort of cataclysmic event in their homelands of Eurasia that lead to their disappearance? A… Continue reading Did Ear Infections Kill Off The Neanderthals?

Forgiveness: At The Root of Love?

I’ve learned a hard lesson in my life. Love is impossible without mercy, without the capacity to forgive. That’s true of our ability to love others, certainly. All of us, after all, are lovable because of, rather than in spite of, our limitations. But what about loving yourself? How can you possibly love yourself if… Continue reading Forgiveness: At The Root of Love?

Want To Screw Up Your Fat Metabolism? Sleep Like An American

In a fascinating study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University, sleep restriction was once again shown to have remarkably negative affect on humans. In this case, only a few days of sleep restriction affected how full participants felt after eating, along with altering fat metabolism. A full night of recovery sleep wasn’t enough to reverse… Continue reading Want To Screw Up Your Fat Metabolism? Sleep Like An American

Repetitive Impact and Understanding Concussions

Are mild, run-of-the-mill impacts of the head and neck as much to blame for concussions as big hits and impacts? Do they cause similar damage to brain blood vessels? If scientists at Trinity College Dublin are correct in their findings, the answer is yes. In a study whose results were published in the Journal of… Continue reading Repetitive Impact and Understanding Concussions

Science Gives Us An Insight Into How Stress Weakens The Body’s System

New research out of the University of Massachusetts Medical School sheds light on how our stress responses, especially the “fight-or-flight” response, may be harming our health over the long term. Specifically, Dr. Mark Alkema, professor of neurobiology, and his crew have been investigating the way in which the dynamic regulation of a stress neurohormone modulates… Continue reading Science Gives Us An Insight Into How Stress Weakens The Body’s System

Want More Confidence?

Confidence grows when you KNOW you are capable of getting things done. It grows when you expand your ability and commitment to doing the things you tell yourself you will do. When you make a promise to yourself and keep it, you tell yourself that what you desire matters and is important. When you make… Continue reading Want More Confidence?