Latest Articles about Skin Health
Why I Don’t Take Multivitamins
Multis are gateway supplements. They’re often the first step in people’s health enlightenment. Along with a gym membership, maybe. Or a pedometer. But there are a lot of people for whom a multivitamin is it. No other supplements, diet change or exercise. That’s all they’re willing to do. They couldn’t quit smoking, so they’ll takeRead More
Is Paleo diet right for you? Part 3: Gut-friendly starches – a secret weapon
There is a misperception that the Paleo diet is about gorging on meat. And avoiding all carbs. There is nothing wrong with eating a little meat, especially organ meats. As we saw in Part 2, animal fats are a rich source of Vitamins A and K2. But eating meat three times a day doesn’t makeRead More
Is Paleo diet right for you? Part 2: 3 Ways Ancestral Diets Can Make You Healthy
In Part 1, we discussed the universal fear cardiologists have for eggs and butter. Yet, traditional societies that do not avoid fat have low levels of obesity and poor heart health.* During the past 30 years, I’ve frequently traveled to remote corners of the world where traditional diets are the norm. Some rural Europeans eatRead More
Is Paleo diet right for you? Part 1: What Cardiologists Say
Paleo is all the rage. Should you join the bandwagon? Absolutely! But most cardiologists think it is nuts to warm up to eggs, butter or lard. Most people have several incorrect assumptions about the Paleo diet. It is almost always misinterpreted. Paleo should be an inspiration to eat and live in a simpler, cleaner, ancestralRead More
Why 12 Million People Stopped Taking Fish Oil: Two head-slapping events involving fish oil
Good news: even ultra-high doses of Omega-3 do not promote prostate cancer, says Europe’s top food safety agency. Yet, because of a study that said fish oil could cause prostate cancer, 12 million of you stopped taking fish oil…and for no good reason. The authors of that study have now published a new study thatRead More
Fish Oil Supplements and Fishy Burps
‘Your product said BURP-FREE! Yet I keep burping fish! You’re a bunch of liars!’ We’ve heard that once or twice. Fishy burps. It’s the #1 reason why people stop taking fish oil supplements. According to GOED, 1 in 5 adults get fishy burps 11% won’t take it because of fishy burps 32 million adultsRead More
What is in your Olive Oil?
We put a popular olive oil to test. In the last post, How to Reduce Omega-6, I suggested using olive oil instead of other vegetable seed oils. Coconut oil and butter are both lower in Omega-6 than olive oil, but for those still worried about saturated fats, olive oil is a great compromise. After all,Read More
How to Reduce Omega-6
Omega-6 is the villain around these parts. Why? Because excess Omega-6 can lead to inflammation. It’s not as black and white as ‘Omega-3 good; Omega-6 baaad!‘ That’s an over-simplified view of a blog focused on the wonders of Omega-3. Health matters are never that simple. Inflammation, after all, is a natural repair process. ExcessRead More
What’s in your Fish Oil?
Regular Fish Oil – what’s in it? ‘Regular’ fish oil is sold in most grocery, drug and warehouse stores. They are inexpensive – you can get several hundred pills for $15. These oils are usually made from Sardines and Anchovies caught in the Pacific ocean, off the coast of Peru and Chile. The data forRead More
Why Fish Oil ‘Doesn’t Work’
7 reasons why recent news on fish oil has been negative Lately, there’s been nothing but bad news about fish oil. At last check, there were over 22,000 separate published studies on fish oil, most of it published in the last decade. If there is such an explosive increase in scientific proof in support ofRead More
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