How to Calculate Daily Water Consumption

Forget the 8 glasses of water rule of thumb, it doesn’t take into account your body weight or even how big those glasses are.  Here is amore accurate method to calculate how much water you should drink daily. Drink 1/2 of your body weight in ounces of water each day.  Here is a chart to […]


Tricked by Treats

Halloween is a time of fun, costumes, parties and all sorts of food treats that are usually high in calorie as well as sugar.  Traditionally, these foods truly were a “treat” reserved for the special occasion of Halloween.  Today however I am convinced that Halloween candy is no longer a treat, because sugar is now […]

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Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

When you’re carving your Halloween pumpkins, don’t throw away the seeds!  Roast them for a delicious snack. Here’s how to roast pumpkin seeds: 1. Rinse pumpkin seeds under cold water, and pick out the pulp and strings. (This is easiest just after you’ve removed the seeds from the pumpkin, before the pulp has dried.) 2. […]


Benefits of Brown Fat

Several years ago, I dropped about 30 pounds in nine months primarily by increasing my exercise duration and reducing my calorie intake.  One action I also took was to lower the thermostat in my house.  Intuitively I sensed that this was a good thing, since I’ve known that fit people have a higher tolerance to […]

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The strange micro-biome that is your mouth 2

Let’s start by saying that I am not a dentist and I will never profess to understand the deep complexities of the environment that seems as alien to me as the planet Jupiter – the environment that exists in your mouth.  Still, I do like to experiment albeit mostly on myself.  So in this post […]


FREE Webinar: Self-Care for Caregivers

According to statistics compiled by the Family Caregiver Alliance, nearly 30% of the American adult population is providing unpaid care to a family member who is ill, disabled or aged.  That’s about 66 million people.  This trend is only predicted to continue as the number of people aged 65 and over will more than double […]

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Double-Yoke Egg Trouble

In the past week, I have seen posts on Facebook and Twitter from two family members in different households post pictures of double-yolk eggs.  One of them opened two double-yolked eggs in succession and just this morning cooked up another three of four eggs with double yolks, all from the same carton.  This led me […]


Biking to work

For many of us, exercise is something that we do as a separate part of our lives.  We schedule time in our day or week to: go to the gym; join a hiking outing; or play a team sport.  All of this physical activity is great stuff and I believe that if this is how […]

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What’s Wrong With Gluten? 4

I am amazed by the surge in rejection of gluten.  Every food retailer and manufacturer is on the bandwagon promoting gluten-free products.  Even products that never had any gluten are suddenly “gluten-free”.  I believe that part of this hysteria is the result of people not truly understanding what gluten is.  They have only heard is […]