If you've read my book or heard me speak, you know that I am a fiber-fanatic. Since the benefits of fiber are rarely discussed, it's great to hear this podcast about fiber. These guys might be more into fiber than me. Check it out here.
One of the podcast hosts, Jackson Long, recently spoke at TED. I love the title: Make Pooping Great Again.
Unfortunately, most of us are not good with math. When it comes to most reports in the media about health conditions and outcomes, a percentage is used. Typically, the percentage used is: Relative Percentage. The reason: It's a more impressive outcome. The percentage that should always be used is: Absolute Percentage. Got that?
Let this doctor explain. Forevermore, it will change the way you view a scientific study that is reported in the media. Warning: You might need to watch this more than once and you might need to do a little more research.
Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal has written the book: An American Sickness. In this presentation she discusses much of the dysfunction of our health care system.
No doubt, this is one of the best articles I have read about Americans being overtested, overdiagnosed, and ultimately overtreated. If you care about your health, please read this article.
Some people are Kale fanatics, but I happen to be a Cauliflower "fanatic". So, when I read about Joy Bauer's recipe for a Cauliflower crust pizza, I had to try it. Here's a picture of it and it was amazing!
Excellent video by the Psychology of Eating. I agree 100% with its commentary.
Only about 10% of how long the average American lives is dictated by genes. The other 90% is lifestyle. - Dan Buettner
If you need convincing, read this article and watch this video ...
For those who are lamenting the soda industry's lame attempt to limit calories over the next 10-years, here's a brilliant observation from Steve Jobs. He made this comment many years ago. When recruiting John Sculley from Pepsi, he said:
Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugar water to children, or do you want a chance to change the world?
Sadly ... John Sculley took the Apple job and almost put them out of business.
Sadly ... Steve Jobs is no longer with us.
Sadly ... The soda industry is alive and well
I go to great lengths to stay out of the American healthcare system...which basically means, eating healthfully and exercising. So, I am fascinated by the complexities of our healthcare system. It also continues to motivate me to live a healthy lifestyle. I have no interest in experiencing this healthcare system first-hand.
See if this video motivates you.
I've written about it here and Dr. Katz explains below.
Great video for health advocates.
One of the best conversations I've seen about being overtested in the good ole U.S. of A.
Is there a perfect diet? Watch and learn ... (there are a few minor observations that I do not agree with, but not a big deal).
This is an interesting article about gluten. This caught my attention:
One problem: Non-celiac gluten sensitivity may not even exist. We know that some people have gut problems that clear up when they avoid all wheat, but it’s not at all clear that gluten is the deciding factor. In fact, Peter Gibson, the Australian researcher whose early studies were the first to raise the gluten warning flag, has done follow-up studies that now have him of the opinion that it is certain sugars in wheat (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides and monosaccharides, for those taking notes) that are the actual culprits. If he’s correct, there will be few places for those with unpleasant gastrointestinal reactions to hide, since the sugars in question are present in a vast array of food items, including fruits, veggies and dairy. Unless you’re ready to cut out everything from onions and apples to ice cream and beer, it’s hopeless.
Welcome to my blog about diet, health, and lifestyle issues. You'll find snippets and tidbits to assist with living a healthier lifestyle. Enjoy. - Ken Leebow
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