Author Archives: litl

The secret to longevity – Blue zones

By | July 15, 2017

A few years ago, I came across a talk by Dan Buettner titled “How to live to be 100+.” This intrigued me, so I watched the talk. The talk was all I hoped it would be. Since then, I have thought a great deal about what was shared and have re-watched the talk several times. […]

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The flax seed superfood

By | February 28, 2015

In the quest for health, superfoods are a common subject. One superfood I have come across is flax seed. This apparently unassuming seed is a superhero of valuable nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, magnesium, and much more.

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White rice – good, bad, worth eating?

By | January 25, 2015

I grew up on a diet of daily white rice consumption. I found it to be bland, but didn’t think much more of it. When I went off to college, I had no issues with white rice, but found lots of other foods to replace the need for daily rice: ramen, macaroni & cheese, bread, […]

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Learning from a Mediterranean diet

By | August 12, 2012

In my quest to be healthy and fit, I have NOT been looking for a diet, at least not in the common usage where it is associated with a desire for weight loss. In fact, weight loss is not a concern of mine at all. What I am concerned about are tips on ways of […]

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Physical activity: if you could only do one thing

By | July 13, 2012

So, as I have been learning more and more about how to stay healthy or get healthy, I have heard a lot of different things. One expert summarizes his advice into seven key areas, which I get into in another post. Another expert recommends that we eat less and mostly vegetables. Another article was a […]

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The truth about chicken eggs

By | June 30, 2012

In a quest for a healthier source of protein, I have been eating a lot of chicken eggs – generally boiled. So far, this has worked well, because I really like eggs and they are easy to cook and eat. In an attempt to be even better than regular white eggs, my wife picked-up some […]

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Peanut butter: to eat or not to eat

By | June 16, 2012

“I like peanut butter. Creamy peanut butter. Chunky peanut butter too.” I am reminded of the these words to a commercial jingle as I think about eating peanut butter and wondering if peanut butter really is healthy. Initially, I thought maybe not, because there seems to be a lot of oil in peanut butter; plus, it […]

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The golden guideline for healthy eating: “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants”–Michael Pollen

By | June 3, 2012

In my quest to educate myself on healthy eating,  I recently came across the works of Michael Pollen. Pollen is is a best selling author of books like The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Pollen is not your typical health eating advocate with an MD or an ND or some […]

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The fabulous 5 healthy meats and the not so faboulous 5

By | May 20, 2012

Meat is a big part of my diet. I love meat, but I have been concerned about how healthy meat is. I have heard a lot about problems with beef and poultry, and since I am trying to eat healthier, I am left wondering which, if any, or the meats are good for you. I […]

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What fish are safe to eat?

By | May 6, 2012

There is a lot of confusion about eating fish. Should we eat it or shouldn’t we? Well, the good thing about fish is that they are rich in many vitamins and minerals that we need, particularly Omega-3 oils, which are vital to good health and hard to get in a standard diet. The thing to […]

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