Health

A proper diet and enough exercise are among the most important factors to living a healthy and happy life. I explain why we chose the Paleo diet as our dietary framework and bust myths about fat and cholesterol.

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How healthy are sports drinks and how do they work?

I am on a Paleo diet and thus not a fan of sugar-loaded beverages, such as sports drinks. But I also exercise regularly, and during intense exercise, the body needs more than just water. That leads to the following questions: How healthy are sports drinks and how do they work? In this article, I…(Read More)

ActionSleeve - An innovative Apple Watch workout armband

The ActionSleeve by Twelve South is an innovative Apple Watch workout armband that may not make much sense until you have tried it. In this article, I will try to convince you that strapping the Apple Watch to your arm, and not your wrist makes sense for certain workouts. Fitness – the Apple Watch’s key…(Read More)

Secreto Kitchen & Bar

For our date night, Kathy and I recently enjoyed dinner at a relatively new restaurant in Alpharetta called Secreto Kitchen & Bar. When it comes to food, we usually stick to what we know is good instead of trying new restaurants. But while browsing OpenTable the night before to pick a restaurant for our date…(Read More)

Paleo baby foods - Is the Paleo diet safe for infants?

If you have been following this blog, you probably know that my wife and I use the Paleo diet as the framework of our dietary lifestyle. During a recent visit to the doctor’s office, we asked a nutritionist a simple question: “Is the Paleo diet safe for infants?” She strongly objected to the Paleo…(Read More)

How healthy is farmed salmon and what is ethoxyquin?

Salmon is known as a healthy food, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. What you may not have known is that most Atlantic farmed salmon is contaminated with toxic chemicals.  Manufacturers use such chemicals as ethoxyquin (EQ), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) to preserve fish food. Shop mentioned products Wild caught Omega-3…(Read More)

Superfoods: Eggs and avocados - health benefits and nutritional information

Eggs and avocados are my two favorite superfoods that offer a lot of health benefits. Continue reading to learn why eggs and avocados should regularly be on your plate as well. Avocados and their health benefits Avocados are among my favorite fruits. You heard right; avocados aren’t vegetables but fruits! What makes the avocado…(Read More)

Emergency room vs. urgent care based on a recent experience

Our whole family got sick not too long ago with a viral stomach infection. It was a disaster as you can imagine, especially since both our three-year-old toddler and our 10-months-old baby were sick too. Getting treatment was much more complicated and time-consuming than we would have expected. It took…(Read More)

Olive oil vs. Avocado oil

Have you ever wondered what the healthier oil was: avocado oil or olive oil? Or what oil to use for cooking? In this article, we will take a deep dive into avocado oil vs. olive oil to find out which one is healthier and better suited for cooking. Chosen Foods published a blog article the…(Read More)

Salzburger Glühwein

Glühwein, or mulled wine as it is called in the US, is arguably one of the most-liked drinks of the holiday season in Austria and parts of Germany. In this article, I’ll show you how you can easily make Glühwein at home. If you don’t feel like making Glühwein…(Read More)

KIND bars - Healthy snacks for kids and adults

Healthy snacks are usually not words that fit together naturally. Fortunately, there are companies that made it their goal to provide healthy snack options for kids and adults. KIND is such an example. In fact, they make one of our favorite snack bars. Shop mentioned products KIND snack bars (Amazon) pressed by KIND® fruit and…(Read More)

Paleo Pizza

Pizza is my guilty pleasure, but it is, unfortunately, not compatible with the paleo diet (lifestyle). Other people are gluten- or lactose-intolerant and can’t have regular pizza either. In this article, I’ll share a recipe for a tasty pizza that’s Paleo-friendly, gluten- and lactose-free. Have I mentioned it tastes…(Read More)

Secret to sleep

For many people, sleep is a necessary evil. Something that takes time away from other things they could be doing. In this article, I will share with you how you can use sleep to your advantage, how to sleep better and avoid sleep debt by taking care of your sleep hygiene. The importance of sleep…(Read More)

The benefits of getting up early and how to do it

A year ago, my sister-in-law, Silvia introduced me to a concept that would change my life overnight. She told me about the benefits of getting up early and suggested to read the book “What the most successful people do before breakfast.” That book has turned my daily routine upside down. Shop mentioned products…(Read More)

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Favorite food brands: Chosen Foods

Last updated on Apr 27, 2017

Eating healthy is not easy considering that most food you can buy at the grocery store is quite the opposite of healthy. Making it yourself is not always an option, so to help you pick healthy foods, I started a new series called “Favorite food brands”. Chosen Foods Mayonnaise We discovered Chosen Foods when I…(Read More)