A 24-Hour Fast Results in More Health Benefits Than First Expected

Fasting can lower inflammation, resting heart rate, and blood pressure while increasing insulin sensitivity. Fasting, intermittent fasting, or extended fasting can lead to weight control and improve cardiovascular and brain health. It may even promote cancer prevention. What about fasting … Continue reading

Why Do People Hesitate?

In this pandemic world, we see headlines about new surges and chaos because people hesitate to get vaccinated. Yes, every unvaccinated person is at higher risk of contracting the virus than the vaccinated. Why do people hesitate? I put ’causes … Continue reading

A Dozen Things You Can Do Proactively to Improve Heart Health

We do not know what we do not know. How can we begin to improve heart health if we do not know what causes heart disease? Do not make any changes to your lifestyle without consulting your physician first, especially … Continue reading

Is Skipping Breakfast a Smart Thing or a Smarter Thing?

In our Western society, we are conditioned to eat breakfast. We are told it is the most important meal of the day because it breaks a fast of not eating from the previous day. Over time, it becomes a habit. … Continue reading

Fasting Diets versus Counting Calories to Lose Weight Which One is Best?

Fasting and diets need a bit of clarification before considering fasting as a method of weight loss. I do extended fasts monthly – 72 hours minimally up to and occasionally exceeding 150 hours. I do not fast to lose weight. … Continue reading

How Safe is Extended Fasting for Many Days?

I fast every month for a minimum of 72 hours. Most months, I end up over 100 hours. I fast by drinking only water and unsweetened iced tea. Once I reach 72 hours without food, I decide whether I want … Continue reading

Is a Ketogenic Diet Safe for Healthy Longevity?

Keto diets seem to be the rage nowadays. Some people have transition issues from a blood glucose-based energy system to relying on fat for energy. Regardless, some things about this type of diet – low carb and high fat/protein – … Continue reading

The Real Solution to the Pandemic is Easier Than You Think

I wrote an article yesterday about the pandemic virus and age. It appears that children under ten years of age are almost impervious to the virus and do not infect others. This was based on the IRR (incident rate ratio) … Continue reading

What is the latest about getting the virus twice?

My daughter asked me last week about the possibility of becoming reinfected with coronavirus. She had recovered quickly from it in February. I told her that there is not much out there, but a few cases have been reported. Today … Continue reading

Three Ways to a Healthier and Longer Life

Scientists know that stress, radiation, infection, inflammation, and diet affect our health and longevity. All diseases start at the cellular level with chronic low-level inflammation. Antioxidants do a decent job of controlling the exponential spread of free radical damage, but … Continue reading