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Why is Vegetable Oil Unhealthy?

In the previous post in this series, we talked about the studies showing the deleterious effects of consuming vegetable oil. The obvious next question is: why is vegetable oil unhealthy? Why does its consumption result in higher rates of heart attack, cancer, weight gain, depression, and disease?

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All GMOs are Not Created Equal

The most important aspect of making a decision on GMOs is to understand the difference between natural selection, artificial selection, genetic modification (or genetic engineering), and the different types of genetically engineered products.

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Unnatural Solutions to Address Unnatural Problems

The pace of our technological innovation continually introduces new and unnatural problems, which are addressed with new and unnatural solutions, from agriculture and cities to jogging and iPhones.

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Death by Vegetable Oil: What the Studies Say

In a world without vegetable oil, we may be twenty pounds lighter, have half the amount of heart disease and cancer, live longer, think clearer, feel better, and be happier and less depressed.

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What's Driving Chronic Disease?

How did we get to a point where 60% of the population has one or more chronic disease, where our expected healthy lifespan is actually decreasing year over year, and where 40% of the country is not just overweight but clinically obese?

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The Coronavirus Diet

If our war against coronavirus were a war between humans, and there was an enemy at the gates, wouldn't we want our army to be strong, well-fed, and ready for battle? The same logic can be used when we're thinking about our immune system. We want our white blood cells warriors to be capable of swiftly defeating the enemy, which in this case is coronavirus.

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Accounting for the Negative Externalities of Food

Externalities need to become a part of our accounting. If we put resources into accurately calculating both the positive and negative externalities of products, practices, and industries, we can "balance the books" by taxing them and putting that additional income into preventing and fighting chronic disease, pollution, biodiversity loss, and unsustainable practices.

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Chronic Disease in America: What Kills Us Should Drive Us

Chronic diseases are the plagues of our generation and solving them should be one of our most important priorities as a society.

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Why I’m Not Drinking

So far this year, I haven't been drinking. I can't remember the moment I decided to stop, it just sort of happened. I may have been inspired by a friend. Or I may have woken up on January 1st telling myself I wouldn't drink again. Whatever the reason, I haven't had a drink since last year. And it's been amazing.

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Oatly Responds in Defense of its Ingredients

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post analyzing the ingredients in Oatly to determine whether it's a healthy plant-based milk alternative. I concluded that Oatly has about the same blood sugar impact as Coke and as much industrial seed oil as french fries. Here's how Oatly responded...

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My Daily Routine: Sleep, Diet, Exercise

Learn why I go to bed every day at 3pm, eat in a way that only kills one animal per year, and lift frozen chunks of meat instead of dumbbells. 😜

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The Best and Worst Fruits

Kiwis are the most nutritious fruit. Pineapples are nutrient-dense, but high in sugar. Blackberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries are the most well-rounded fruits, with very low sugar and high amounts of nutrients and antioxidants. Mangos are highest in sugar. Blueberries are highest in antioxidants. Modern Apples and Pears are bred for sweetness, not nutrients.

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We're All Just Big Bacteria

We all started as single celled organisms. Our hopes, dreams, and desires are built on the same basic machinery that power bacteria. But unlike bacteria, we've added billions of years of complex evolution that give us consciousness, awareness, rationality and emotions.

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Choosing Prophets

Most modern religions have prophets. Christianity has Jesus, Islam has Muhammad, and Buddhism has Buddha. But our prophets of the ancient past aren't cutting it. It's time to consider new prophets.

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Coconut Cashew Milk Recipe (Vegan, Keto)

The recipe uses coconut milk and homemade cashew milk as its base. Unlike almonds or macadamia nuts, there's no need to soak cashews before turning them into a milk if you have a high-speed blender. The whole thing takes about 5 minutes from start to finish.

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Small Talk

One of the reasons I started writing is to avoid small talk. I find that I spend a lot of time conversing with people about the same thing, to the point where I'm saying the exact same words in the exact same order to form the exact same sentences, usually in response to questions like, "How are you doing?" and "What's new?"

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Lactose Intolerance

Depending on your tolerance and preferences, dairy may play a role in your diet. Even if you're lactose intolerant, you may be able to consume dairy regularly with no issues.

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Having a Reading Theme

I used to read whatever book sounded most interesting at the time, no matter the topic. Now I pick a quarterly or annual reading theme to more easily do deep dives into areas of interest, knowing I have a plan and have decided that this particular topic is the most important one for me to explore.

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Combining Prayer and Meditation

Meditation has been all the rage. From a practice started in ancient Asia, meditation has made its way into the daily routines of spiritual yogis, high-performance executives, and everyone in between. Myriad iPhone apps claim to help you hack your productivity, think more clearly, and restore a sense of calm– in only 10 minutes per day. I tried it. I didn't like it. I tried it again; nope, still not for me. Then I tried it one last time... and this time...

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Is Oatly Oat Milk Healthy?

It tastes creamier and more milk-like than many other plant-based milk substitutes, but you may be surprised by some of the ingredients in Oatly's oat drink. It has grown like crazy in popularity, but is it healthy?

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