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Michael enjoying the sun in the backyard

Why I Stopped Wearing Sunscreen

In this edition of the newsletter, I’ll explain why you should increase your exposure to sunlight, how diet impacts your skin’s natural defense mechanisms against radiation, and what I’ve done to prevent sunburns despite no longer using sunscreen.

Sickness-Wellness-Fitness continuum

Why Rest Days Are Important

In this edition of the newsletter, I’d like to talk about rest days, which are an often overlooked aspect of fitness and improving physical performance. The latter is a critical aspect of your health journey, so don’t dismiss this month’s email too quickly — even if you’re not an athlete!…

The shocking truth behind pastured chicken and pork

The shocking truth behind pastured chicken and pork

I’ve known for a while that meat from poultry and monogastric animals (e.g., pork) has a less-than-ideal fatty acid composition, especially if that meat comes from animals that weren’t raised in their natural environment. What I didn’t know until recently was that even pasture-raised chicken and pork has incredibly high…

Healthy Living Newsletter #24

I quit my day job

Hey tribe! Five years ago, I told my wife (jokingly) that I wanted to be a full-time blogger by the time I turned 40. Well, earlier this year I realized that my 40th birthday is coming up in January, and that it will coincide with the 10th anniversary of my blog (which…

My wife with our German Shepherd puppy Rib Eye

Say Hello to Rib Eye!

Meet the newest member of the Kummer tribe: our new German Shepherd named Rib Eye. He’s currently 11 weeks old and weighs a solid 25 pounds. He also has a floppy ear, which makes him look even cuter than he already is. I’ve never considered myself a dog person. In…

Fast-breaker consisting of beef patty, bacon, sweet plantains, strawberries, egg yolks and freeze-dried liver.

Why I Stopped Keto

Over the past few years, I’ve followed a very low-carb ketogenic diet. But a couple of months ago I decided to increase my carb intake. Some of the factors that influenced my decision were:  My sleep quality was declining.My thyroid and testosterone levels were declining.I was suffering from electrolyte imbalances.I…