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Healthy Fats, Unhealthy Fats–They May Not Be What You Think

You know that extra-virgin olive oil is healthy for you, right? Maybe you’re even hip to the wonders of avocado oil, macadamia nut oil, and flaxseed oil. But what about lard, butter, or coconut oil? Do you consider those healthy fats? … Continue reading

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I Fast Every Day–And You Can, Too

What does the 5:2 Diet, Lent and Ramadan, and the Master Cleanse have in common? They’re all forms of fasting. Though the 5:2 and the Master Cleanse are fairly new, Lent, Ramadan, and other religious fasting has been around for a long, long time. It was … Continue reading

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Mindless Routine or Mindful Ritual?

Every day you have to get out of bed, find something to wear, and brush your teeth. The house needs to be cleaned, clothes laundered, food bought and prepared regularly. You most likely work. You probably commute. You definitely eat meal after … Continue reading

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7 Persistent Untruths About Health

Immersing myself in the study of fitness and nutrition is my job, and I sometimes forget that what seems obvious to me isn’t necessarily so to everyone else. Here are some common misconceptions (and blatant lies) that I hear often. Let’s clear up the … Continue reading

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Process This

There is no ideal diet. No, you didn’t misread that. Nor is it a typo. Meta-analysis of the way people eat around the world and throughout history, combined with health and longevity statistics, shows that a “healthy” diet can mean … Continue reading

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