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morning coffee
May 23, 2019

Why Coffee is Bad for Me, but Might be Good for You

You know what I would like to do right now? Drink a cup of coffee (an Americano from La Colombe to be exact). Then have another. After that, I’d bring… Read More

April 26, 2019

Cooking Oil Power Rankings: Which Brands are the Healthiest and Greenest?

When it comes to choosing a cooking oil, there’s a plethora of considerations – raw ingredients, smoke point, if or how the oil was refined, etc. – but we often… Read More

April 17, 2019

My Experience Eating Raw HoneyComb: What Are the Health Benefits of Bee Products?

I’ve always been somewhat conflicted when it comes to honey. On the one hand, honey has many reputed health benefits, especially manuka honey, which has shown promise as a topical… Read More

April 1, 2019

What Oil is Healthiest for Cooking?

If, like me, your kitchen cupboards are full of different types of oil, but you automatically reach for the olive oil when cooking, it’s time to shake things up. Knowing… Read More

January 7, 2019

Does Losing Weight on a Keto Diet Increase Levels of “Bad” Cholesterol?

Losing weight is hard. As a guy that’s been heavy for as long as I can remember, the challenge of dropping pounds seems even more intimidating when you stop and… Read More

Vegan studies
November 12, 2018

The Vegan studies that weren’t

Most of us can agree: eating less meat is better for our health and better for the planet. But how far should we take it? John Mackey, CEO of Whole… Read More

Heart Health Cholesterol Genetics
November 6, 2018

Important Blood Tests to Get in Addition to LDL-C

If you’re like most people, you go to the doctor once or twice a year to get blood drawn. A few weeks later, you get a call to go over… Read More

October 31, 2018

Have High LDL-C? Consider These Dietary Changes

The causal role of LDL in heart disease risk has been long established, however, the evidence continues to mount. In the last year, the European Atherosclerosis Society Consensus (“EAS”) Panel… Read More

October 23, 2018

Sterol sensitivity: a genetic explanation for success on the Carnivore diet?

I’ve already written about why I think the carnivore diet is unhealthy, but some, at least for a time, seem to thrive on it. Why? The carnivore diet has gotten… Read More

Mineral Imbalance Sodium High Blood Pressure
March 10, 2018

Pass the salt? High blood pressure may be due to mineral imbalance

If you’ve arrived at this article, you probably already know what hypertension is, or at least, you have a tiny idea. It’s almost impossible not to, given that high blood… Read More

Veganism after 65?
December 22, 2017

What’s in a Bean? Lots of Health Benefits

You’ve heard the rhyme “beans, beans, they’re good for your heart,” which is true — but that’s not even the half of it. Beans are part of the legumes family,… Read More

December 12, 2017

TMAO and Heart Disease: what we know (and what we don’t)

In a previous post (and several others) John covered the ongoing debate about dietary cholesterol, with a particular focus on eggs. As part of that post he introduces the molecule… Read More

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