Chocolate eaters are the thinnest

Gotta love studies that eating a small amount of chocolate every day can help you stay thin.  However, the truth is that cacao does this, and so you need to be eating >= 75% cocoa chocolate. I recommend having hot cocoa made with raw unsweetened cacao, cinnamon and a little sweetener (you’ll need it with […]

World Renowned Heart Surgeon Explains Sugar and Omega-6 Cause Heart Disease

This is such a great post by a world renowned heart surgeon explaining how the inflammation generated from excess sugar and polyunsaturated (Omega-6) intake is the real cause of heart disease.  Cholesterol and saturated fats have nothing to do with it: “Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that […]

The many benefits of fruits and vegetables

    Apples Protects your heart Prevents constipation Blocks diarrhea Improves lung capacity Cushions joints Apricots Combats cancer Controls blood pressure Saves your eyesight Shields against Alzheimer’s Slows aging process Artichokes Aids digestion Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart Stabilizes blood sugar Guards against liver disease Avocados Battles diabetes Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Controls blood […]

Kerrygold Butter

Kerrygold Butter is considered the staple butter of Paleo / Primal Diet followers.  The main reason is that is is 100% grass fed butter, and available year round (I buy mine at Trader’s Joe’s [pic on Amazon]). I came across a blog post in which a Kerrygold representative clarified the difference between the salted and […]

Great charts of Omega-3 to Omega-6 in foods

Since we should all be minimizing our Omega-6 intake, I thought this was a great comprehensive post on the Omega content of various foods:

Paleo Chicken Wings

Just wanted to give a shout out to Dr. Paul Jaminet’s Paleo Chicken Wings, they look amazing:

High Intensity Exercise recommended for longer life

A study in Denmark showed that the relative intensity of cycling is the most important factor in the life extension benefits of the exercise.  The higher intensity the people cycled, the more benefit they received (please keep in mind it does not mean that they cycled longer…typically when intensity is increased, the duration is decreased). […]

Studies confirm Cocoa’s benefits

More studies have confirmed something most of us already knew, that cocoa, the main ingredient in dark chocolate is quite good for you, being an antioxidant, antiinflammatory, and direct benefits such as a reduction in stroke potential. The easiest way to get these benefits is to eat a square of 85% or 90% dark chocolate […]

Low Polyunsaturated fat diet still has high Omega 3

This is actually a really interesting finding and again goes to show that the body can manufacture various nutrients. The Maasai eat a diet that’s mostly saturated fat, and very low in polyunsaturated fat, meaning they don’t get a lot of Omega 3 or Omega 6.  However, their cells are comprised of a small but […]