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Diet, exercise and sleep are the three pillars of a healthy life. On this blog, I share tips and tricks you can use to improve your overall well-being, eat healthier and sleep better — all based on the latest scientific evidence, explained in easy-to-understand language.

Soylent Review [2019] – Avoid This Meal Replacement Drink

Soylent Powder: Original - Cacao

Soylent has enjoyed incredible popularity, but considering the controversy in recent years around this meal replacement drink, many consumers pose the question: Is Soylent healthy? To find out, I have teamed up with a medical doctor who specializes in human metabolism, and we analyzed the ingredients in Soylent. We concluded that Soylent is not a …

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Barehand Workout Gloves Review & Comparison

Barehand Gloves vs Bear KompleX CrossFit gloves new

I do CrossFit and continuously build up hand calluses from weightlifting. During high-rep bodyweight exercises, such as pull-ups and toes-to-bar, those calluses increase the risk of blisters and skin tears, and I end up with ripped hands that take days to heal and make showers an unpleasant experience. To reduce the chance of callus formation (and thus, …

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How to Eat Healthy While Traveling [Top 3 Tips]

How to Eat Healthy While Traveling - Top 8 Tips

Eating healthy while being on the road is challenging, especially if you travel frequently or travel with kids. In this article, I will share my top eight tips and explain how to eat healthy while traveling. How to Eat Healthy While Traveling Maintaining a healthy diet is relatively simple when you cook at home. And …

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How to overcome jet lag quicker with AYO

Proven tips on how to overcome jet lag quicker with AYO

When you travel long distances on an airplane, it is common to struggle with adjusting your body’s circadian rhythm to the new time zone. Most travelers commonly refer to that phenomenon as jet lag. In this article, I will introduce you to AYO, an exciting new gadget that promises to help you overcome jet lag …

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Regular vs. Pastured Eggs – What You Need to Know!

Nutritional value of Pastured eggs vs Regular eggs

Eggs are a staple in our household. We eat eggs daily and even use them for keto protein shakes. And we eat a lot of them—up to four dozen every week, in fact. But have you noticed how many different types of eggs there are? I had, and I was wondering if there was a …

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Paleo – 7 Healthy snack ideas for movie night

Paleo - 7 Healthy snack ideas for movie night

Snacking is a term usually associated with unhealthy food. But even if you google for healthy snacks the results are usually anything but healthy. In this article, I will share with you seven healthy snack ideas for a movie night that are not only healthy but Paleo-compatible. Related content: Beginners Guide: What is the Paleo Diet …

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Why You Must Keep Your Baby’s Crib Free Of Toys And Blankets

This is why you must keep your baby’s crib free of toys and blankets

My wife Kathy recently shared the story of Jordan DeRosier with me. Her 7-months old baby boy suffocated and died because of a blanket she put in his crib for bedtime. This is a tragic and heartbreaking story that shall remind us to keep baby’s crib free of toys, blankets, and crib bumpers to reduce the …

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How healthy are sports drinks and how do they work?

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 will …

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Review of three wine clubs that ship to Georgia and other states

Review of two wine clubs that ship to Georgia - Cellars Wine Club and Naked Wines

Thanks to complicated shipping laws in the United States, not all wine clubs ship to all states. In fact, many wine clubs don’t ship to Georgia at all, including the well-known WSJwine, the wine club of the Wall Street Journal. Fortunately, there are a few wine clubs that ship to Georgia, and I tried three of …

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Wild-caught vs. Farmed Salmon – What’s The Better Choice?

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. What is Ethoxyquin? Ethoxyquin is a synthetic …

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Health Benefits Of Eggs And Avocados

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 one …

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Avocado Oil vs. Olive Oil – What’s the Healthier Option?

Olive oil vs. Avocado oil

Have you ever wondered what the healthier oil is: avocado oil or olive oil? Or which one makes the best cooking oil? In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into the avocado oil vs olive oil debate to try and determine which one is healthier and better suited for cooking. Chosen Foods, one of …

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Running stroller review: BOB Ironman after two years and two kids

Inspired by my workout buddy, I decided to buy a running stroller, when our daughter turned six months. I have used it a lot since then, and in this post, I’d like to share my review of and experience with the BOB Ironman Running Stroller. For some people having kids is an excuse to work …

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Looking for a diet that works? Be prepared to change your lifestyle!

Looking for a diet that works? Be prepared to change your lifestyle!

If you are looking for a diet that works but have been unsuccessful so far, the problem may be you. A diet is only as good as your lifestyle. If you don’t live a healthy life, you won’t be able to stick to any diet, regardless of how good it may be. In this article, …

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Nipple Confusion – How We Got Our Baby Back On The Breast

Nipple confusion - How we got our baby back on the breast

Breastfeeding is hard work, for both baby and mom, and by far not as easy as most people think. Add issues, such as nipple confusion, to the equation, and you have a recipe for frustration. In this article, I will share the nipple confusion issues we had with our baby girl and how we got …

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Black Slime On Faucets – What It Is And How To Get Rid Of It

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Have you ever noticed dark-brown or black slime on faucets, spouts, aerators, shower heads, in toilet bowls or other bathroom fixtures? Harmless manganese bacteria causes it, and in this post, I will tell you how to get rid of the black gunk. I will also list methods that do not, or only temporarily, work. Mentioned …

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How To Soothe Crying Babies With Swaddling And White Noise

How to soothe crying babies with swaddling and white noise

Having a new baby is chaotic and stressful, even more so, if the baby doesn’t stop crying and you don’t know how to make him or her stop. Don’t worry; there are a couple of proven techniques that will sooth almost every crying baby. In this article, I will show you how to soothe crying …

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The Story Of Our Preemie In The NICU Of Northside Hospital

The journey of our preemie in the NICU of Northside Hospital

They say every pregnancy is different. I guess they are right. Our preemie Lucas was born prematurely and stayed in the hospital for almost two months. This is the story of our second pregnancy that ended abruptly in the NICU of Northside Hospital at week 30 and six days. Our Second Pregnancy This post is meant as …

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Lessons Learned: Fetal Tests and Checks During Pregnancy

If you or your spouse is currently pregnant and if you’re as curious as I am, you may wonder about all the checks and tests you and your unborn baby will go through. During your pregnancy, you may hear a lot of new terms and not everything may make sense. That’s especially true if there are complications or …

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Juicing vs. Blending? Learn why blending is the healthier option!

Juicing vs. Blending? Learn why blending is the healthier option!

Juicing vs. Blending seems to be an ongoing battle. What what’s the healthier option and what’s better for losing weight? The answer is simple: Blending (or extraction) is the better choice and offers many advantages over juicing. Continue reading to learn why. Shop mentioned products Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System (Amazon*) Long before I …

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Low PAPP-A During Pregnancy – Do You Need To Be Concerned?

Low PAPP-A during pregnancy - what it means and do you need to be concerned?

When my wife Kathy was pregnant with our second baby, her OBGYN detected that she had low PAPP-A levels. In this article, I will explain what PAPP-A is and why low levels often result in additional tests and monitoring. None of that should freak you out! Scientific studies have yet to establish a clear connection …

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Newborn Screening Test Positive? It May Be A False-Positive!

To best prepare ourselves for the arrival of our daughter, my wife and I took a few baby and parenting classes, we read books on the subject and researched the internet. The amount of information (and misinformation) available to new parents today is incredible, so we had to be selective and hence didn’t pay too …

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Is Doping Unfair And Why Athletes Do It?

The truth behind doping in sports and why athletes dope

In the following article, we will uncover the truth behind doping in sports and shed some light on why athletes dope in the first place. I’ll explain what doping is, cover common types of doping and performance-enhancing drugs, and I’ll give you some insight into what’s going on behind the scenes compared to what you …

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