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Bad internet breakfast advice helps Americans kill themselves

20th September 2008

Scary. 91% of voters found this horrible misleading article on Yahoo to be helpful. I suppose people who take that advice should blame mostly themselves for trusting an internet article but I still can’t shake the feeling that Men’s Health and Yahoo are also responsible for giving people such horrible advice. What kind of health […]

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Foods that are good for men’s health

6th September 2008

A while back, I blogged about frog shakes in Peru, which some people call Viagra. I hear about these kinds of foods in Korea and China as well. Not frogs specifically, but other foods that are supposed to be “good for men’s health” or “make men stronger”. Traditional Chinese medicine has recommended many foods that […]

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Adam Kreek: Olympian talks diet

24th August 2008

Adam Kreek is an Olympian who seems to watch his diet more than Michael Phelps. Anyway, here is an Adam Kreek daily diet. This includes a couple of things I had never heard of before: Eload and Quinoa. Also interesting is how he measures his water – I always thought you just drank whatever you […]

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NFL football player goes “vegan”

16th August 2008

This article talks about Tony Gonzalez and his neo-vegan diet. This includes fish and chicken so it’s clearly not vegan or even vegetarian, but anyway he doesn’t eat beef. They really don’t give much information on his diet unfortunately. Gonzalez says the diet is working well: “It’s unbelievable how good I feel,” Gonzalez said. “Seriously, […]

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Michael Phelps’ diet controversy

14th August 2008

There’s a thread on just about every fitness forum now about Michael Pelps’ diet. This New York Post article makes most of us pretty jealous: Phelps lends a new spin to the phrase “Breakfast of Champions” by starting off his day by eating three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise. […]

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Peruvian Viagra: frog juice in Peru

4th May 2007

This article is kind enough to give us the recipe for Peru’s frog juice “Viagra” as some people call it, but we still need to know which species of frog to throw in the mix: Gonzalez adds three ladles of hot, white bean broth, two generous spoonfuls of honey, raw aloe vera plant and several […]

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Kimchi health benefits, risks, recipe

17th April 2006

Health Magazine ranks Kimchi one of the healthiest foods in the world. Kimchi has lots of vitamins and antioxidants, but kimchi also has “healthy bacteria called lactobacilli, found in fermented foods like kimchi and yogurt. This good bacteria helps with digestion, plus it seems to help stop and even prevent yeast infections, according to a […]

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Blueberries, antioxidants, and your health

14th April 2006

According to this blueberry health page, USDA Human Nutrition Center (HNRCA) researchers have found that blueberries have more antioxidant activity than all of the 40 other fresh fruits and vegetables they studied. This is important because many people believe that free radicals cause all sorts of problems, from aging to cancer.  Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals. I feel […]

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Foods & drinks with calcium and vitamin D

13th April 2006

A man who works with doctors to make sure they get their patients the best supplements showed me some of his presentation once. It included x-rays of a person’s teeth before and after taking calcium supplements. The difference was amazing. The teeth looked kind of hollow/gray inside in the first x-ray but solid white all […]

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Should I start drinking coffee?

12th April 2006

I’m 28 years old and I hardly ever drink coffee. In 2001, I had the occasional sip of my wife’s cappuccino in Rome, but for the most part I used to hate coffee. A year or two ago, I started accepting coffee from my students when they would by me coffee during a break between classes. More recently, […]

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