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The Plants vs. Animals Debate

The Plants vs. Animals Debate

WHAT'S MY TAKE?! Food is a vital part of our culture, and we consistently obsess over it, particularly when it comes to diets. An ideal diet promotes health, longevity, and disease prevention, but there is much debate over what that ideal diet looks like. It seems as...

If You Only Made 1 Change to Your Diet, Do This!

If You Only Made 1 Change to Your Diet, Do This!

If I told you to eliminate one item from your diet, what do you think that one thing would be? Would you guess sugar? Or maybe processed white flour? While both of those would be good guesses, neither are the right answer. Consumed in enormous quantities, it turns out...

The Only Thing that ALL Centenarians have in Common

The Only Thing that ALL Centenarians have in Common

SO WHAT IS IT? Rest. Seriously. That’s it. If you found yourself disappointed with that solution, you should reconsider how highly your prioritize rest. I am NOT talking about sleep. You have heard me ramble on about how crucial good quality sleep is to everything you...

The Real Reason Why Nothing Seems to Work for You.

The Real Reason Why Nothing Seems to Work for You.

YOUR METABOLIC HEALTH IS THE KEY PREDICTOR FOR ALMOST ALL CHRONIC DISEASES, EVEN AMONG THOSE WHO ARE AT A NORMAL WEIGHT. So what is metabolic health? Metabolic health means having ideal levels of blood sugar, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol,...

Top 5 Supplements

Top 5 Supplements

WHERE DO YOU STAND IN THE SUPPLEMENT DEBATE? “Supplements are great! They allow me to get the nutrients my body needs while I get to eat French fries and donuts!”“Supplements are not natural, therefore I will not use them”“Supplements can pay a key role in helping you...

What Color is Your Fat?

What Color is Your Fat?

Belly fat. It seems like the toughest to get rid of, right? I am working with a client who has made remarkable progress in the past 6 months. He is now at his ideal weight and he virtually has no fat on his entire body, except for the stubborn midsection. We are now...

Are Environmental Toxins Holding You Back?

Are Environmental Toxins Holding You Back?

You’re not going to completely eliminate environmental toxins in your life. It’s just a part of the world we live in. Some toxins have been found to be cancer causing, others disrupt the endocrine system, and all of them work by disrupting our ever-so-sensitive...

Top 10 Tips for a Healthy Mouth

Top 10 Tips for a Healthy Mouth

“What do you know about teeth, Shawn?”  Touché.  Feel free to take anything I say here with a grain of salt.  My resume for qualifications on mouth hygiene are the following: I almost applied to dental school before I was selected in the MLB draft.My...

Recovering From Vacation

Recovering From Vacation

We had the best time! The photo above is me swimming in Dream Lake up high in Rocky Mountain National Park. It was cold and I loved it! I could go on about the benefits of cold-immersion therapy, but that’s not the purpose for this post. Full disclosure time: I...

10-3-2-1-0: Sleep and Productivity

10-3-2-1-0: Sleep and Productivity

This isn’t the first time I have written on the importance of sleep.  If you have seen my other posts, you have probably read some of my sleep hygiene recommendations.  I do my best to simplify things, but I will admit, even my simplest recommendations...