Coffee And Health: Brewing The Healthiest Cup Of Coffee Possible

Can you imagine how unproductive the American office worker would be if coffee wasn’t widely available? I shudder to even consider the prospect of this awful, dystopian world. Besides water and tea (and I have much to say about how beneficial it is to drink green tea), coffee is the most popular beverage in the […]

Never Get Sick Again: How to Optimize Your Immune System

In the last few years, I’ve gotten sick very infrequently. When I’ve had cold symptoms, it was invariably after pulling an all-nighter, or a weekend of relative debauchery. In other words, I had it coming. And when I say “cold symptoms”, I mean some of the mildest sniffles and coughing you’ve ever seen. And the […]

Why You Shouldn’t Label Foods As “Good” Or “Bad”

I recently read a fascinating book on nutritional psychology called Nourishing Wisdom, written by Marc David (thank you for the recommendation, Sharon). This book made me really think about something I had never considered before: many of us choose to label foods as either “good” or “bad”. In fact, most of you reading this right […]

Nutrition For Natural Sun Protection Without Sunscreen

With the summer just about here, it’s time for the return of one of my oldest friends: sunburn. For pasty white guys such as myself, sunburn is pretty much a fixture of the summer months. Besides being painful, sunburn is also a huge risk factor for skin cancer…not good. Luckily, people like you and me […]

107 Healthy Habits And Behaviors For A Healthier Lifestyle

Most people think that living a healthy lifestyle is a challenge. When you look at the super fit and healthy people out there, it can seem almost impossible to get what they have. Six pack abs and a 100-year lifespan appear out of reach to “normal” individuals. But achieving those levels of health and fitness […]

A Healthy Lifestyle Is Built Upon These 10 Principles

Your health is your life. Well, ok. That may have been a bit melodramatic, but…   Your Health Is Your First Priority There are many subgenres in the personal development/self-improvement field, such as happiness, productivity, confidence, finances, independence, consciousness, and so on. It can be tough to decide where to begin. I know that I […]

A Primer On Mindful Eating: 23 Ways To Eat Mindfully

You eagerly anticipate your first bite as you delicately peel back the wrapper. Once opened, you are greeted with the mild but tantalizing scent of luscious, 85% cocoa dark chocolate. Your mouth waters as you take two deep breaths, preparing yourself for the delight that is only just beginning. With a distinct snap, you break […]

Boost Your Mood With These Foods

During the period between 2005-2008, antidepressants were prescribed to more than one out of every ten Americans aged 12 and up. This number is up by an astonishing 400% since 1988. Whether or not you believe that antidepressants are being over-prescribed, it is clear that many Americans have issues with their mood and are looking for a […]

The 12 Most Delicious Reasons To Eat Dark Chocolate

Anyone who has ever talked to me for more than about 5 minutes surely knows of my love for dark chocolate. In my humble opinion, dark chocolate is simply the greatest flavor  known to mankind, bar none. As I’m writing this, I’m helping myself to a square of Lindt 85% cocoa dark chocolate that my […]

Quitting Caffeine: The Complete Guide

What if I told you that there is an addictive drug whose intake has increased by 70% over the past 30 years by children and adolescents across the United States? What if I told you that 9 out of every 10 adults consume this drug regularly, often multiple times per day? And lastly, what if […]