Is there a difference between eating a calorie from fruit and vegetables and a calorie from junk food? Recently you can look up how companies are trying to say that it doesn’t matter what you eat as long as you are within your daily limit. Whenever companies that try to make money say something I … Continue reading The Difference Between “Healthy” Calories and “Junk Food” Calories
Is eating healthy more expensive? It really depends on where you are eating. If you’re preparing meals from scratch at home, then eating healthy is not more expensive. In fact, it can be a lot cheaper. I bought two Publix Greenwise 8 oz. top sirloin filets last night for under $10. That’s a fraction of … Continue reading Is Eating Healthy More Expensive?
How do you optimize "gut health"? Have been hearing a lot on how healthy bacteria are important. Is there an optimal strategy for gut health? Is it just about eating yogurt and other foods with healthy bacteria or is there more to it? There is more to it. I just read an excellent book on … Continue reading How to Optimize Your Gut Health: My Review of Good Belly Bad Belly
What is a good, simple daily health habit that has strongly improved your health? E.g.,. a glass of water first thing upon rising. The key words here are simple, daily, and habit. There are many ways to improve your health, but not all of them are practical. I’m not going to suggest cutting all carbs … Continue reading 10 Daily Health Habits that Don’t Require Willpower
What is the future of U.S. health care? I work in the U.S. health insurance industry and over the last decade, I have seen increasing complexity in all aspects of health care. With new technologies, drugs, and regulations constantly emerging, there is a ton of pressure on insurers, providers, and everyone else involved to react … Continue reading Online “Concierge” Doctors: Is This the Future of Health Care?
Why isn't old age affecting Tom Brady like it's affecting Peyton Manning? Is it just because Peyton is 2 years older or just his injury? They're both terrible at running so why's only Peyton's game going down? I read a really interesting article about how Tom Brady uses nutrition, training, and a healthy lifestyle to “age backwards.” … Continue reading How Tom Brady Uses Diet, Training, and a Healthy Lifestyle to Get Better with Age
Is it healthy to nap after eating? And for how long? I think napping after eating is perfectly healthy under certain circumstances. For example, if you didn’t get enough sleep the night before and you need to catch up, napping after a meal will give you some much needed rest. If this is the case, … Continue reading Is It Healthy to Nap After Eating?
How can I stay focused on my diet? There have only been two times in my life when I have stayed focused on my diet. The first was in 2009. It was the first time I decided I was going to lose weight. I wasn’t happy with what I saw in the mirror and one … Continue reading How to Stay Focused on Your Diet
What do you like to do when you can't sleep? I usually have no trouble falling asleep, but sometimes, I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep. Since I know how important sleep is for my health, I always get annoyed when this happens. In the past, I … Continue reading What to Do When You Can’t Sleep